Prison Industry Board Members
The Prison Industry Board (Board) was established in 1983 to oversee the operations of CALPIA, much like a corporate board of directors. The Board sets general policy for CALPIA, oversees the performance of existing CALPIA industries, determines which new industries shall be established, and appoints and monitors the performance of the General Manager. The Board also serves as a public hearing body, charged both with ensuring that CALPIA enterprises are self-sufficient and that they do not have a substantial adverse effect upon private enterprises. The Board actively solicits public input in to the decisions it makes with regard to expanding existing or developing new prison industries.
The Board is composed of 11 members. The Secretary of CDCR serves as a Member and Chair of the Board. The Governor appoints four members (two to represent organized labor and two to represent industry). The Speaker of the Assembly appoints two members (representing the general public). The Senate Rules Committee appoints two members (representing the general public). The Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency or designee and the Director of General Services or designee also serve on the Board. Members are appointed for four-year terms, serve without compensation, and are reimbursed for necessary expenses. The current members of the Board are as follows:
SECRETARY, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION
Matthew Cate (Chair)
Matthew Cate (Chair) was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on May 16, 2008, as Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Cate was appointed as Inspector General by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in March 2004 and subsequently confirmed by the state senate to that position. As Inspector General, Mr. Cate had been responsible for public oversight of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Since 2007, he had also served as the chairman of the California Rehabilitation Oversight Board and in that capacity had been responsible for reporting to the state legislature on the progress made by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in fulfilling its obligation to provide effective rehabilitative programs to California's inmates and parolees.
Prior to becoming California's Inspector General, Mr. Cate served as a state and local prosecutor. From 1996 to 2004, he served as a Deputy Attorney General at the California Department of Justice. In that capacity, he supervised a team of trial and appellate prosecutors, managed a criminal trial caseload of political corruption matters and provided counsel to county grand juries. In 2003, while working on federal fraud and corruption matters, Mr. Cate was cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Cate was a Deputy District Attorney for Sacramento County, last serving in a special assignment prosecuting juvenile rape and murder cases. Prior to joining the public sector, Mr. Cate worked as a business litigation attorney with Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rohwer. He has also held several positions as an instructor of legal and law enforcement-related topics, including standards training for peace officers.
Mr. Cate earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Oregon School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Linfield College, where he was an Academic All-American. He is a member of the California State Bar.
Leonard Greenstone serves as Vice Chair of the Board. Mr. Greenstone has been president of the Leonard Greenstone Company since 1946. He belongs to numerous community organizations such as the L. A. County Peace Officers Association, the California State Sheriffs' Association, the American Congress of Corrections, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Ray Trujillo has been the Regional Director for the State Building Trades since 1995. From 1991 to 1995, he was the representative to the D.C. Ironworkers and from 1985 to 1991; he was the representative for the Ironworkers, Local 378. Mr. Trujillo is one of the Directors on the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Board. Mr. Trujillo has been a member of the Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee and the Concord Redevelopment Advisory Commission. Mr. Trujillo serves as The Governor's labor representative.
Curtis Kelly is the Senior Business Representative for the Bay Counties District Council of Carpenters. From 1989 to 1993, he served as Financial Secretary for the Carpenters Local 180 in Vallejo. Mr. Kelly is a member of the Napa-Solano Carpenters Boosters Club and Vacaville Youth Services. Mr. Kelly serves as the Governor's labor representative.
Kira Masteller, 45, is an attorney partner for Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall, and Harlan of Encino, CA. She was previously an attorney partner for Michelman and Robinson of Encino, CA. Prior to that, Masteller worked for the Law Office of Doron M. Tisser as an associate attorney from 2002 to 2006, where she was previously a paralegal and office manager from 1995 to 2002. She is the founder of Women in Networking. Masteller is a member of the San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council and Women Lawyer's Association of Los Angeles and is a volunteer at Sojourn Battered Women's Shelter.
SENATE RULES COMMITTEE APPOINTEES
Darshan Singh is a partner in the Asiatic Trading Company. He is an active participant in his community and is currently serving as a Commissioner on San Francisco's Redevelopment Agency. He has served as Chairman of San Francisco's Parking and Traffic Commission and as a member of the Worker's Compensation Task Force. Mr. Singh served two terms as Vice Chair of the Board.
Jeanne Woodford was appointed to the Board by the Senate Rules Committee. Ms. Woodford retired as the Chief of the San Francisco Adult Probation Department on May 30, 2008, completing 30 years of work at the state and county level of government in the field of criminal justice.
Ms. Woodford began her career at San Quentin State Prison in 1978 following graduation from Sonoma State University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. She promoted through the ranks and was appointed Warden of San Quentin State Prison by Governor Davis in 1999. In 2004, she was called upon by Governor Schwarzenegger to serve as the Director of the California Department of Corrections. Her mission was to bring reform and rehabilitation to the department. She was appointed Undersecretary of the department in July 2005.
Ms. Woodford is considered a national expert on Prison Management and Administration. She has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times in an article entitled The Good Jailer published March 2004.
SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY APPOINTEES
George Chapjian is the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Marine for the City of Long Beach. From 2003 to 2010, he was the Director of Community Services and Parks for the City of Glendale. Mr. Chapjian worked for the City of Pasadena for 13 years in various responsible positions and has extensive experience in city management, code enforcement and human service programs, project management, program analysis and business operations. Mr. Chapjian is also a City Councilman for the City of Duarte.
Mr. Saito has served as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps since 1995. In addition to his work at the Corps, he has served as President of the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps (now known as The Corps Network). He is the current president of the California Association of Local Conservation Corps. Mr. Saito also serves on the Boards of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council, Infrastructure Academy, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust and the Little Tokyo Senior Nutrition Program. In 2003, Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Mr. Saito to serve on the Board of the State Board of Forestry. He has been recognized for his service by the City and County of Los Angeles, the State of California and the federal government, and has been honored with a National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Professional Award. Mr. Saito received his bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University. He was awarded a Durfee Sabbatical Award in 2006 to honor his many years of dedicated service to the youth of Los Angeles.
STATE AGENCY/DEPARTMENT APPOINTEES
Scott Harvey served as DGS Acting Director from January through May 2011. Prior to that service, Mr. Harvey was appointed Chief Deputy Director, Department of General Services in May 2008. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Harvey was appointed Chief Deputy Secretary, State and Consumer Services Agency (SCSA) in March 2007, and advisor to the Chair, California Integrated Waste Management Board in June 2004. Throughout his career he has served on numerous Boards and Commissions, including the League of California Cities Board of Directors, Vice Chair, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and Director, Placer County Resource Conservation District.
William (Bill) Davidson
Bill Davidson serves as the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency designee to the Prison Industry Board. Bill is currently the Deputy Secretary of Administration and Finance for the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, and is responsible for all fiscal policy and personnel matters with regard to the Agency, as well as the departments and programs under the jurisdiction of the Agency. Bill has previously served for three years as the Chief Budget Officer at the California Department of Motor Vehicles and has over 11 years of experience managing and directing state administrative and fiscal matters.