Cynthia Dellums, 54, of Oakland, has been appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women. She has worked as a volunteer for the mayor of Oakland and his office since 2007, assisting in the development and implementation of a comprehensive urban agenda for the city of Oakland. Dellums has been co-founder and chief executive officer of Dellums & Associates, a management consulting firm, since 2003. Prior to that, she was a consultant for Dellums, Brauer and Halterman from 1998 to 2003 and director of economic development at the East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission from 1995 to 1998. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Dellums is a Democrat.