Board Members

Nine board members serve as the policy-setting body for the Board. Seven of the members are appointed by the Governor, one by the Senate President Pro-Tempore, and one by the Assembly Speaker. Board members include five registered nurses and four public members. The current board members are:

Name Classification Appointing Authority Appointment Date Term Expiration
Michael Deangelo Jackson, MSN, RN, CEN, MICN - President Nurse Educator Member Governor May 10, 2012 June 1, 2020
Kenneth (Ken) Malbrough - Vice President Public Member Senate Rules Committee April 3, 2019 June 1, 2024
Imelda Ceja-Butkiewicz Public Member Governor February 6, 2014 June 1, 2021
Mary Fagan, PhD, RN, NEA-BC Nurse Services Administration Governor August 10, 2020 June 1, 2023
Karen Skelton Public Member Governor January 21, 2020 June 1, 2021
Dolores Trujillo, RN Direct Patient Care Member Governor January 21, 2020 June 1, 2022
Elizabeth (Betty) Woods, RN, FNP, MSN Advanced Practice Member Governor July 18, 2018 June 1, 2022

Michael Deangelo Jackson, MSN, RN, CEN, MICN - President

Michael Deangelo Jackon, MSN, RN, CEN, MICN

Michael Deangelo Jackson, MSN, RN, CEN, MICN is a clinical nurse II in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center since 2000 and served as an extern there from 1999 to 2000. He has been an adjunct clinical faculty member in the registered nursing program at Southwestern Community College and an operations supervisor at Scripps Mercy Medical Center since 2007. He was a mental health worker at Scripps Mercy Medical Center from 1992 to 2000 and served as a lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1989 to 1993.

Kenneth (Ken) Malbrough

Kenneth (Ken) Malbrough

Kenneth (Ken) Malbrough is a proud native San Diegan who graduated from San Diego High School and Miramar College. Ken has lived in Southeast San Diego for 64 years. He retired in 2012 as a Deputy Fire Chief from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department with 31 years of experience. Mr. Malbrough is also an active community leader and advocate currently serving as a Delegate for the 79th State Assembly District and a San Diego Parks Foundation Board Member. Throughout his career he has served on many committees including but limited to Chair Person for the City of San Diego Consolidated Pan Advisory Board (6 years), Vice President of the Black American Political Association of California San Diego Chapter (BAPAC-SD), Chair Person of the Chollas Valley Community Planning Group (8 years), and the O’Farrell/Valencia Park Town Council (13 years). Ken was appointed as a Board Member by the Senate Rules Committee on April 3, 2019.

Imelda Ceja-Butkiewicz

Imelda Ceja-Butkiewicz

Imelda Ceja-Butkiewicz is a Project Specialist at Kern County Public Health Services Department since 1999. She has served in multiple positions at the Kern County Department of Public Health, including the Medi-Cal Outreach Program, Maternal Child Disability Program, Child Health and Disability Program, Kern Access to Children’s Health Program, Child’s Dental Program, Refugee Health Assessment Program and is currently working with individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Ms. Ceja-Butkiewicz was raised in Southern California, where she attended schools at Baldwin Park and Cal Poly Pomona. She later moved to Bakersfield where she worked as legal secretary from 1986 to 1995. She also held multiple positions at the Kern County Economic Opportunity Corporation (aka Community Action Partnership of Kern) from 1995 to 1998, including immunization coordinator, health educator and Medi-Cal outreach coordinator.

Ms. Ceja-Butkiewicz is a member, a community advocate and has served on several professional and community organizations, including the Kern Homeless Collaborative, International Women’s Program, Central Democratic Party Committee, Democratic Women of Kern (past President), Inyo, Kern Central Labor Council and Service International Union local 521.

Mary Fagan, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Mary Fagan

Mary Fagan, PhD, RN, NEA-BC is the Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at St. Louis University, a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Yale University and a PhD in Nursing from the University of San Diego. She practiced as a Peds ICU Nurse and Educator in St. Louis, MO and New Haven, CT and has been with Rady Children’s Hospital since 1987 in various roles including Manager and Director of Critical Care Services, Quality Management Director and has been the Chief Nursing Officer since 2010.

Karen Skelton

Karen Skelton

Karen Skelton is the Founder and President of Skelton Strategies, a boutique political and strategic consulting firm in California. She is a nationally recognized political and policy strategist with deep experience in clean energy, economic equality, technology and innovation, and women’s health.

For more than 30 years, Karen has worked within the private and public sectors to design policy campaigns at the intersection of politics, law, and communications.

Karen has managed some of the most complex and entrepreneurial projects in the nation for presidents, vice presidents, governors, CEOs, and foundations. She spent a decade in Washington DC, working in the Clinton/Gore administration and in the US Departments of Justice and Transportation; and she spent another decade building and managing a multi-million dollar national public affairs firm in her home state of California.

Previously, Karen served as CEO of The Shriver Reports, a nonprofit media initiative which examined seismic societal shifts affecting American women and families. She was also the coordinating producer of the Emmy-nominated and Television Academy–honored HBO documentary Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert. The Shriver Report was part of the team winning a 2015 Emmy for All In with Chris Hayes for news discussion and analysis.

Currently, Karen serves as a Governor appointee on the Board of Registered Nursing as well as numerous other boards including, the Public Policy Institute of California, National Parks Foundation Council, Capitol Weekly’s Open California, the Institute for Democracy and Justice and She Shares.

She holds a BA with Honors from UCLA, a Master’s Degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a JD from the UC Berkeley Law School.

Dolores Trujillo, RN

Dolores Trujillo

Dolores Trujillo, 59, of Sacramento has been appointed to the Board of Registered Nursing by Governor Newsom. She is a Registered Nurse who previously worked as an ICU Charge Nurse and Peds ICU Nurse at Kaiser Sacramento between 2000-2010. Ms. Trujillo has been working at Kaiser Roseville as a bedside Neonatal ICU nurse from 2010 to present.

Elizabeth (Betty) Woods, RN, FNP, MSN

Elizabeth (Betty) Woods, RN, FNP, MSN

Elizabeth (Betty) Woods, RN, FNP, MSN is a volunteer Nurse Practitioner at the Jewish Community Free Clinic in Rohnert Park, Ca., which serves the uninsured population in Sonoma Co.

Previously Ms. Woods was a Labor Representative with the California Nurses Association, representing RNs and NPs, from 1994 to 2007. Within this position she coordinated the Quality Liaison Program, a joint program between CNA and Kaiser Permanente, wherein RNs and NPs examined patient care issues in order to increase quality services.

She was a FNP at Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa from 1976 to 1994 in Family Medicine and also a member of the HIV Consult Team. From 1984 to 1994 she was an Adjunct Clinical Professor for NP students at Sonoma State University, and from 1982 to 1988 a NP Sexual Assault Examiner at Sonoma County Community Hospital.

Before earning her NP certification and MSN from Sonoma State University, Ms. Woods was an ICU and medical/surgical RN.