New Motor Vehicle Board Members

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Kathryn E. Doi

Public Member

Kathryn Ellen Doi, a Public Member and designated attorney appointment. Ms. Doi was first appointed to the Board by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in September 2013, was reappointed in March 2017, and reappointed again by Governor Gavin Newsom in March 2021. Ms. Doi is Chair of the Board Development Committee, and a member of the Policy and Procedure Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Equity, Justice and Inclusion. Ms. Doi served two terms as the Board's Vice President from 2017-2018 and two terms as the Board’s President from 2019-2020.

Ms. Doi is Partner-in-Charge of the California office of the boutique health care law firm Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, where she represents healthcare providers in reimbursement and other administrative and regulatory matters involving the Medi-Cal program, State and federal audits and investigations, or private commercial payors, including administrative appeals, arbitrations, mediations, and litigation in the state and federal courts. Ms. Doi is an AV® Peer Review Rated lawyer, the highest rating given by Martindale—Hubbell for legal ability and ethical standards. She was named a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2004 (Administrative Law) and 2011—2022 (Health Law).

Ms. Doi previously served the State of California as a Senior Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary in the Office of Governor Gray Davis. She also served as Counsel to the Secretary of the Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency under the Davis Administration, ensuring agency compliance with state and federal laws and overseeing agency rulemaking. Prior to joining the Davis Administration, Ms. Doi served as Staff Counsel to the Commission on Judicial Performance where she investigated and evaluated alleged ethics violations by California state court judges. Prior to her government service, Ms. Doi worked in private practice and clerked for a federal judge. Ms. Doi received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis. Ms. Doi's term will expire in January 2025.

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