Jamestown, CA — Governor Jerry Brown appointed a new Warden at Sierra Conservation Center. 53 year old Heidi Lackner of Mokelumne Hill has taken that post. Lackner has been acting warden since 2012 and was chief deputy administrator from 2011 to 2012. She replaces Frank Chavez who was appointed back in 2010. Brown’s office says the position does not need Senate confirmation. Lackner’s salary is $130,668.
Lackner’s background includes being a Correctional Administrator at Mule Creek State Prison from 2004 to 2011 and Folsom State Prison from 1998 to 2004. In the nineties, she worked at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center, and the California State Prison in Solano. Early in her career she was a labor relations specialists and staff services manager at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation headquarters.
Lackner earned a Master of Arts degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. The Governor’s office notes that she is a Republican.