SACRAMENTO–Governor Jerry Brown has appointed John Farrell of Chula Vista and Charlene Taylor of Galt to the California Veterans Board.
“We are very pleased with these appointments to the California Veterans Board,” said Peter J. Gravett, CalVet Secretary. “Their commitment to veterans and their needs is truly heartfelt, and their appointment enhances CalVet’s efforts to serve our nation’s heroes.”
Farrell has been reappointed to the California Veterans Board, where he has been a member since 2011. He is currently a resident of the Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista. Farrell was a private-practice attorney from 1973 to 2004. He was a partner at Exarhos and Farrell from 1975 to 1983 and an associate attorney at Milch Wolfsheimer and Wagner from 1974 to 1975. He was a specialist fifth class in the United States Army serving as a public information officer from 1960 to 1963.
Taylor has held multiple positions at the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan since 1997 and has been chief operating officer for the Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center since 2010. She served as chief nurse and flight nurse for the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1993 to 2009. Taylor served as assistant hospital administrator for Sutter Amador Hospital from 1988 to 1997. She is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Reserve Officers Association and the Society of Air Force Nurses.