SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:
Lisa Ann L. Mangat, 50, of Elk Grove, has been appointed Chief Deputy Director of Policy and Administration at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Mangat has served as Director at the California Department of Parks and Recreation since 2015, where she has held several positions since 2013, including Acting Director and Special Advisor to the Director. She was Program Budget Manager at the California Department of Finance from 2008 to 2013. Mangat was Principal Fiscal Consultant at the California State Assembly Republican Fiscal Office from 2005 to 2008. She was Senior Fiscal and Policy Analyst at the Legislative Analyst’s Office from 2002 to 2005. Mangat was Staff Budget Analyst at the California Department of Finance from 1999 to 2002. Mangat earned a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Sacramento.
Lori A. Nezhura, 55, of Rancho Cordova, has been appointed Deputy Director of Planning, Preparedness and Prevention at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, where she has served as Legislative Coordination Manager since 2014. Nezhura held several positions at the California Student Aid Commission, including Customer Solutions and Training Manager from 2013 to 2014, Legislative Director and Legislative Liaison from 2009 to 2013 and Legislative, Policy and Financial Analyst from 2006 to 2009. Nezhura was a Teacher at a Carden Christian Academy from 1996 to 2006. She was an English as a Second Language Teacher in Saitama Prefecture, Japan from 1994 to 1996.