New appointments, including at DMHC…

From the Governor’s website today:

Brent Barnhart, 68, of Danville, has been appointed director of the Department of Managed Health Care. Barnhart was senior counsel at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan from 1996 to 2009 and a policy committee consultant to the California State Assembly from 1993 to 1996. He was the legislative affairs director at Blue Cross of California from 1991 to 1993 and senior attorney and legislative advocate from 1983 to 1987. Barnhart served as counsel and secretary at the Association of California Life and Health Insurance Companies from 1987 to 1991 and was the California legislative director of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1975 to 1983. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $142,965. Barnhart is registered decline-to-state.

Shelley Rouillard, 55, of Sacramento has been appointed chief deputy director of the Department of Managed Health Care. Rouillard has served as deputy director of the Benefits and Quality Monitoring Division at the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board since 2007. She was program director at the Health Rights Hotline for Legal Services of Northern California from 2006 to 2007 and from 1996 to 2004. Rouillard was chief of health policy at the Office of Health Policy and Plan Administration at the California Public Employee Retirement System in 2005. She was the principal at Rouillard Consulting from 2001 to 2004 and served as director of Network Operations at HealthCare Compare Corporation from 1991 to 1996. Rouillard was a legislative advocate at the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation from 1987 to 1991. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $125,000. Rouillard is a Democrat.

John Shen, 61, of Berkeley, has been appointed chief of the Long Term Care Division at the Department of Health Care Services. Shen was the executive director of the Marin Community Clinic from 1997 to 2011. He was a health care consultant from 2003 to 2007, working for Marin County Health and Human Services, Southwest Community Health Center, and Contra Costa County Health Plan. Shen held multiple positions at On Lok Senior Health Services from 1997 to 2003 and 1979 to 1995, including health plan director from 2001 to 2003. He served as the geriatric planning director at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York from 1995 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $122,196. Shen is a Republican.

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