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CAPPA Committees

To help support the CAPPA and your Board of Directors moving forward, we have a couple opportunities for volunteers. Click here to let us know your interest.

2019-20 Public Policy Committee:

The Public Policy committee is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on legislation introduced within a legislative year, as well as taking positions on the state budget. The CAPPA Public Policy Committee and CAPPA staff review each piece of legislation and decide whether or not part or the entire bill could have an effect on subsidized child care, Alternative Payment Programs, low-income families, child care centers, CalWORKs, non-profits, business issues such as independent contractor issues, licensing, children, etc. If a bill is identified with an impact, the CAPPA board and public policy committee are asked to review the bill.  Once reviewed and based on the approved policy principles decision will be made for CAPPA to either support, oppose or remain neutral on a bill.   Click here to see the most current bills we are tracking.

Members: Phillip Warner (Co-Chair), Children’s Council of San Francisco; Jeff Moreira (Co-Chair), Crystal Stairs, Inc.; Karen Marlatt, Valley Oak Children's Services;  Beth Chiaro, Child Care Resource Center; Floyd Alcutt, Child Care Resource Center; Mindy Brown, Valley Oak Children's Services; Jolie Buberl, Child Development Associates; Tina Barna, Choice for Children; Lupe Castillo, Supportive Services Inc.; Jeanne Fridolfs, Napa County Office of Education; Ricardo Diaz, Child Development Resources  of Ventura County; Eva Simonsson, Community Resources for Children; Debora Harris, Children's Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County; Elaine Henning, Santa Cruz County Parents Association; Marco Jimenez, Central Valley Children's Services Network; Jose Valdivia, Chicano Federation of San Diego County; Ludie Montoya, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Community Connection for Child Care; Cheryl Nelson,  Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Community Connection for Child Care; Joie Owen, Glenn County Office of Education; Jasmine Tijerino; Rick Richardson, Child Development Associates, Inc.; Teri Sedrick, North Coast Opportunities; Eileen Calderon, Child Development Associates, Inc.; Jennifer Villa, Child Development Associates, Inc.; Jessica Kranz, Go Kids, Inc.; Leslie Reece, Family Resource & Referral Center; Donna Sneeringer, Child Care Resource Center; Mike Michelon, Siskiyou Child Care Council; Christina Acosta, Pomona Unified School District; Kelly Dulka, Hively, Inc.; Susie Bravo, Crystal Stairs, Inc.; Sandra Herrera-Gonzalez, Children's Home Society of California; Elaine Arteaga, Child Action, Inc.; Jennifer Johnson, Child Action, Inc.; Darrell Hills, Crystal Stairs, Inc.; Colette Kudumu, 4C Council of Santa Clara County, Inc.; Talia Jacobsen, Children's Home Society of California; Kirsten Krause, Solano Family & Children’s Services; Ana Sanchez, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Community Connection for Child Care; Michelle Mortenson, CocoKids; Patrick MacFarlane, Child Care Resource Center; Mira Djuric, 4Cs of Alameda County.

The vast majority of the committee and subcommittee work is done via conference call and email.  The members also have the opportunity if available to come to Sacramento wherein CAPPA staff will connect you with meetings to educate legislators and/or testify at hearings.

Finance Committee:

CAPPA's Finance Committee reviews all financial statements and accounts on a routine basis, assures the fiscal integrity of CAPPA, Assists in development of the annual budget and evaluates requests for major expenditures and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Members: Beth Chiaro (Chair), Child Care Resource Center; Karen Marlatt, Valley Oak Children's Services; Mike Michelon, Siskiyou Child Care Council

Membership Committee:

CAPPA's Membership Committee will support the continued development of securing member benefits.  Additionally, this committee will help develop and identify the trainings, best practices and materials needing to be put together to help our agencies.

Members: Abby Shull (Chair) YMCA Childcare Resource Service;Tina Barna, Choices for Children-Lake Tahoe; Jeanne Fridolfs, Napa County Office of Education; Marco Jimenez, Central Valley Children's Services Network; LaVera Smith, Supportive Services, Inc.; Jasmine Tijerino

CAPPA Staff:
Danielle Metzger
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Small/Rural Agency Committee:

CAPPA's Small Agency Committee is a workgroup dedicated to addressing issues of smaller and/or rural contracts.

Members: Tina Barna, Choices for Children-Lake Tahoe; Joie Owen, Glenn County Office of Education; Mike Michelon, Siskiyou Child Care Council

Nominating Committee

It is the responsibility of the committee to secure Board candidates for the ballot and present a slate of qualified, acceptable candidates to the board for approval and to the membership for a vote.

Members: Tina Barna (Chair)Choices for Children-Lake Tahoe; Leslie Reece, Family Resource & Referral Center of San Joaquin County

2019 Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the Annual Conference. The committee ensures that the program will reflect the goals of CAPPA and The Network and contributes to the overall dynamics and success of the conference. The Committee presents ideas and establishes timelines and agendas. The Committee coordinates conference committee activities, establishing a high level of communication between and among the committee, the association coordinator and others.

Members: Mindy Brown, Valley Oak Children's Services- Butte County; Jasmine TijerinoChristopher Atkinson, Child Care Resource Center- Los Angeles County;  Shirelle Perez, Kern County Superintendent of Schools-Community Connection for Child Care- Kern County; Tina Fleeton, Bananas- Alameda County;  Jannie Perez, Stanislaus County Office of Education- Stanislaus County; Michaela Weber, YMCA Childcare Resource Service- San Diego County;  Michelle Graham, Santa Barbara Family Care Center- Santa Barbara County; Jessica Reynaga, Drew Child Development Corporation- Los Angeles County;  Cassy Leggett, Shasta County Office of Education- Shasta County ; Vanessa Dilks, Hively, Inc.- Alameda County

Danielle Metzger
[email protected]

Cindy Mall
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