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Our People

First 5 Shasta Commissioners and staff are committed to seeing children and families thrive in Shasta County. Meet our people.


Brian Cole

Brian Cole


Captain, Redding Police Department

Joe Ayer

Joe Ayer

Vice Chair

Executive Director, Dignity Health Connected Living

Kathy Barry

Kathy Barry


Shasta County Board of Education

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Tim Garman

Supervisor District 2

Shasta County Board of Supervisors

Kevin O Rorke

Kevin O’Rorke

Assistant Superintendent and Vice President of Student Services

Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District

Miguel Rodriguez

Miguel Rodriguez

Director of Adult & Childrens Services

Shasta County Health and Human Services

Cindy Vogt

Cindy Vogt

Case Manager

California Heritage YouthBuild Academy

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Michael Vovakes

Deputy Health Officer

Shasta County Health and Human Services

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Elisabeth Cooper

Physician Assistant

Shasta Community Health Center



Wendy Dickens

Executive Director

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3783

Elizabeth Poole

Deputy Director

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3785

Nicole Brainerd

Fiscal and Contract Analyst

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3781

Alexis Duffy

Quality Counts Coordinator

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3788

Tristen Grantham

Administrative Coordinator

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3787

Megan Johnson

Program Coordinator

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3786

Tia Luntey

Administrative Assistant

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3792

Jackie Scott

Grant Coordinator

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3789

Doug Woodworth

Data and Evaluation Coordinator

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3782

Committee Members

Kevin O’Rorke

First 5 Shasta Commissioner

Kathy Barry

First 5 Shasta Commissioner

Miguel Rodriguez

First 5 Shasta Commissioner

AJ Anderson

Redding School District

Michael Burke

Pathways to Hope for Children

Gordon Chatham

Shasta Head Start Executive Director

Tracy Neal

Shasta County Probation Chief

Nayan Patel

Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, WIC

Daniel Walker

Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency

Susan Morris Wilson

Community Member

Jennifer Snider

Shasta County Office of Education

Early Childhood Services

Beverly Charsha

Shasta College Early Childhood Education Center

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Make a Difference Where You Live

First 5 Shasta expands the opportunities available for community members to support the efforts to influence positive change in the lives of children ages 0-5.

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