Tamika Nelson Appointed to the California Rehabilitation Oversight Board

August 3, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Tamika Nelson to the California Rehabilitation Oversight Board. Ms. Nelson fulfills the requirement for one county chief probation officer to be appointed to this office.

“Tamika Nelson has over two decades of experience working with communities and individuals on probation in California,” Pro Tem Atkins said. “The Rehabilitation Oversight Board will benefit greatly from her legal and criminal justice expertise, as well as her tireless work ethic.”

Tamika Nelson, J.D. is the Chief Probation Officer for the San Diego County Probation Department. Previously, she served the San Joaquin County Probation Department in various roles for 22 years, most recently as the department’s Assistant Chief Probation Officer. She is a member of the American Probation and Parole Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement, and Chief Probation Officers of California.

Tamika Nelson lives in San Diego and the term is at the pleasure of the Senate Rules Committee. Compensation is not stated.


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Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: www.senate.ca.gov/Atkins