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Diana S. Dooley
Secretary, State of California Health & Human Services Agency

Fresno State

B.S. Social Science (1972)
  • Began professional career as an analyst with the State of California Personnel Board. Appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as legislative secretary and special assistant (1975-1983).
  • Owned successful public relations and advertising agency before earning a law degree and becoming an attorney in 1995.
  • Served as general counsel for a children's hospital and later as president and CEO of the California Children's Hospital Association.
  • Active history of charitable and civic participation including the Visalia Chamber of Commerce and the Central California Futures Institute.
  • Returned to public service in 2011 when appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to lead the California Health and Human Services Agency.

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