BSCC Gets New Members

SACRAMENTO (Feb. 10, 2023) -- Board Chair Linda Penner announced at the February meeting the appointments of two new members to the BSCC’s 13-member body: Secretary Jeffrey Macomber of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Angeles D. Zaragoza, an attorney with the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender’s Office.

Secretary Macomber’s appointment is prescribed by statute and was automatic upon his appointment as head of CDCR by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Zaragoza was appointed by the California Senate.

Angeles has been with the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender’s Office for nine years. She serves as a Resource Attorney doing special education advocacy and as the Division of Juvenile Justice Attorney for her office, where she represents youth detained within the DJJ facilities. Angeles is a graduate from UCLA Law school and received her B.A. from UC Berkeley.

Secretary Macomber served in various roles at CDCR, including California State Prison-Sacramento, where he was warden from 2013 to 2016. Following his tenure at the prison, he became Deputy Director of Facility Support in the Division of Adult Institutions from 2016 to 2018. In 2019, Mr. Macomber served as the Director of Corrections Services for California Correctional Health Care Services before becoming the Undersecretary of Administration. In late 2020, he transitioned to Undersecretary of Operations and in December 2022, was appointed Secretary.

They join San Bernardino Sheriff Shannon Dicus, who was appointed last year by Gov. Gavin Newsom to represent the seat prescribed for sheriffs representing large counties. Dicus, who holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from California State University-San Bernardino and a master’s in communications from California Baptist University, is a former jail administrator and has held a variety of positions in the department. His appointment is subject to Senate approval, scheduled for March 2023.