Newsom names three Indian Americans to key posts

Sacramento, CA: California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed three Indian Americans to key posts in his administration.

Hemant Dhingra, of Clovis, has been appointed to the Medical Board of California. Dhingra has been Chief of Medical Staff at the Saint Agnes Medical Center of Fresno since 2023. Dhingra is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the California Medical Association.

Nisha Devi Rodrigo, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Rodrigo has been Founder of Kala Wellness since 2012 and an Eastern Medicine Practitioner with the United Nations since 2018. She was Founder at the InFocus Wellness Institute from 2004 to 2012. She was a Hansard Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000. Rodrigo did Communications in the White House Counsel’s Office from 1999 to 2000.

She is also a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being and of the Yoga Alliance Board of Directors. Rodrigo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Loyola Marymount University and has studied Eastern Medicine Modalities since 2001.

Naginder Dhillon, of Sacramento, has been appointed Deputy Director of Program Support in the Division of Rehabilitative Programs at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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