Kathleen Allison

Kathleen Allison of Sacramento, Calif., has been appointed undersecretary of Operations for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has served as acting undersecretary of Operations since 2018. She was director of the Division of Adult Institutions from 2016 to 2018, where she was deputy director of facility support from 2012 to 2016 and associate director of female offender programs and services from 2011 to 2012. Allison served in several positions at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran from 2002 to 2011, including as warden, chief deputy warden, associate warden and correctional health services administrator. She held several positions at Avenal State Prison from 1987 to 2002, including community resources manager, senior medical technical assistant and medical technical assistant. Allison was a senior medical technical assistant at North Kern State Prison from 1993 to 1994. She is a licensed registered nurse.