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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.

Commissioners

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Brian Cole

Chair

Captain, Redding Police Department

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Joe Ayer

Vice Chair

Executive Director, Dignity Health Connected Living

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Kathy Barry

Secretary

Shasta County Board of Education

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Tim Garman

Supervisor District 2

Shasta County Board of Supervisors

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Kevin O’Rorke

Assistant Superintendent and Vice President of Student Services

Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District

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Miguel Rodriguez

Director of Adult & Childrens Services

Shasta County Health and Human Services

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Cindy Vogt

Case Manager

California Heritage YouthBuild Academy

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James Mu

Health Officer

Shasta County Health and Human Services

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Elisabeth Cooper

Physician Assistant

Redding Rancheria's Churn Creek Healthcare

Staff

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Wendy Dickens

Executive Director

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3783
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Elizabeth Poole

Deputy Director

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3785
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Nicole Brainerd

Fiscal and Contract Analyst

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3781
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Alexis Duffy

Quality Counts Coordinator

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3788
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Tristen Grantham

Administrative Coordinator

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3787
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Megan Johnson

Program Coordinator

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3786
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Tia Luntey

Administrative Assistant

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3792
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Jackie Scott

Grant Coordinator

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3789
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Doug Woodworth

Data and Evaluation Coordinator

(530) 646-3780 ext. 3782

Committee Members

Miguel Rodriguez

First 5 Shasta Commissioner

Beverly Charsha

Shasta College Early Childhood Education Center

Jennifer Snider

Shasta County Office of Education

Early Childhood Services

Kathy Barry

First 5 Shasta Commissioner

Kevin O’Rorke

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

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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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