Governor Newsom Announces Chevon R. Kothari of Mariposa has been Appointed Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Social Services
Kothari has served as director at the Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency since 2018. She was director at the Mariposa County Human Services Department from 2014 to 2018.
Kothari was principal consultant and owner at Capacity Consulting from 2008 to 2014. She was executive director at the Alliance for Community Transformations from 2010 to 2014. Kothari was executive director at Mountain Crisis Services Inc. from 2003 to 2008.
She was prevention services supervisor at the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency from 2001 to 2003. Kothari was a mental health specialist II at Benton County Mental Health from 1999 to 2001 and a mental health associate there from 1997 to 1999.
Kothari earned a Master of Social Work degree in policy, planning and administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $170,400. Kothari is a Democrat.
Source: Office of the Governor