HI all - I am the Director of the Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau, which is the Community Action Agency for Contra Costa County in the East San Francisco Bay Area. I oversee the Head Start, Early Head Start and State funded Child Development and voucher programs as well as the Community Action partnerships and programs which collectively serve over 5,000 children, individual adults and families each day.
I have worked in early care and education programs for 30 years as a teacher, site director and program director and have been with Community Services for the past 17 years, six of those as the Director. I have my Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and am a trainer in Facilitative Leadership ©. I am a board member of the California Head Start Association and have presented at many conferences and workshops on multiple topics relevant to Head Start and State funded agencies, including Best Practices in Layered Funding and Childcare Partnerships, Child Health and Safety, Innovation in Technology and Surviving as a New Director.
I'm also a proud mom of 12 year old Ava and 8 year-old Bryce and spend my time off enjoying family, travelling, eating out, watching movies, enjoying my pets, relaxing at our family babin and reading.