Governor Brown Appoints New Apprenticeship Council Commissioner

July 20, 2012 -  Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Barbara Blake to the California Apprenticeship Council (CAC).  Below is the public announcement from the Governor’s office:

“Barbara Blake, 60, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council.  Blake has served as state secretary for the United Nurses Associations of California and the Union of Health Care Professionals since 1996 and was a staff representative for both organizations from 1986 to 1996.  She was a registered nurse at Kaiser Mental Health from 1980 to 1986, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 1978 to 1980, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from 1977 to 1978.  Blake is a member of the California Association of Physician Assistants, California Association for Nurse Practitioners, and Federation for Accessible Nursing Education and Licensure.  This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.  Blake is a Democrat.”

Ms. Blake replaces Kate Leyden who was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger as one of two public representatives on the CAC. 

Governor Brown’s appointments to the CAC strengthen the voice of working men and women on apprenticeship issues. 

We look forward to working with Ms. Blake on all matters affecting our labor-management apprenticeship programs.

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