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Governor Gavin Newsom Names Three To State Offices

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Governor Gavin Newsom Names Three To State Offices

Hemant Dhingra has been named to the California Medical Board. 

India-West News Desk

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Gavin Newsom on February 20 named Naginder Dhillon, of Sacramento, to the office of Deputy Director of Program Support in the Division of Rehabilitative Programs at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has been Associate Director since 2019. Dhillon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $166,008. Dhillon is a Democrat.

Earlier, on February 16, Newsom appointed Hemant Dhingra, of Clovis, to the Medical Board of California. Dhingra has been Chief of Medical Staff at the Saint Agnes Medical Center of Fresno since 2023, where he was Founding Program Director of Internal Medicine. He has been President of the Nephrology Group since 2014. Dhingra is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the California Medical Association. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his Fellowship in Nephrology at Texas Tech University. This position requires Senate confirmation, and the compensation is $100 per diem. Dhingra is a Democrat.

Nisha Devi Rodrigo has been named to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

Newsom also named Nisha Devi Rodrigo, of San Francisco, to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Rodrigo is the Founder of Kala Wellness and an Eastern Medicine Practitioner with the United Nations since 2018. Rodrigo did Communications for MP Graham Allen in the House of Commons in the UK Parliament from 2000 to 2001. She was a Hansard Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000. Rodrigo did Communications in the White House Counsel’s Office from 1999 to 2000. She is a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being and of the Yoga Alliance Board of Directors. Rodrigo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Loyola Marymount University and has studied Eastern Medicine Modalities since 2001. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Rodrigo is a Democrat.

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