SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Feb. 6 announced the appointment of Kiyomi Burchill, 30, of Sacramento as deputy secretary for legislative affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency, where she has served as assistant secretary for program and fiscal affairs since 2012.

Kiyomi Burchill
Kiyomi Burchill

Burchill was a policy consultant in the office of California State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) from 2008 to 2011 and was a legislative aide from 2007 to 2008 in the office of State Sen. Steinberg, where she was a Senate fellow for the California Senate Fellows Program from 2006 to 2007.

She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $124,236. Burchill is a Democrat.

The Health and Human Services Agency oversees departments, boards, and offices that provide a wide range of health care services, social services, mental health services, alcohol and drug treatment services, public health services, income assistance, and services to people with disabilities.

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