by Ken Quintanilla Guam - The Governor's Office has announced several changes in leadership positions in the line agencies. Joey Calvo has been appointed as the new director of the Bureau of Budget Management & Research, while appointed as BBMR deputy is Lester Carlson. Former senator Tony Blaz has officially been appointed as the director of the Department of Administration. Appointed as the deputy director of DOA is Alfred Duenas. These appointments will be effective February 9. Meanwhile there are several other appointments. Taking over as the deputy director of the Department of Public Works is former senatorial candidate Felix Benavente. Appointed as deputy director of the Department of Youth Affairs is Peter Alexis Ada. Deputy director of the Department of Parks & Recreation is William Reyes and named as deputy general manager of the Guam Visitors Bureau is former senator Telo Taitague.
Also announced was the appointment of Carleen Borja to serve as the deputy director of the Department of Corrections. Borja was recently the chief of staff to Senator Brant McCreadie. She is a former US probation officer, a former probation officer for the Judiciary of Guam and the US District Court and holds a masters degree in criminal justice.