First 5 San Bernardino Advisory Committee

The First 5 San Bernardino Advisory Committee was created to satisfy the mandate of Proposition 10 legislation. The function of the Advisory Committee is to provide information to the Commission for the use in making its policy and funding decisions.The Committee is composed of diverse community representation reflecting the diverse backgrounds and abilities of San Bernardino County and represent different ethnic, linguistic, cultural, socio-economic, religious, geographical and/or other historically or currently under-served communities.

Gary C. Ovitt, Chair

First 5 Commissioner

James Moses, Vice Chair

Child Care Resource Center

Janki Patel

Children’s Network

Jonathan Byers

Children and Family Services -Placement Resources

Michelle Parker

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Nancy Ruth White

Retired Teacher

Leslie Bramson, Dr.PH


Phalos Haire

County of San Bernardino Preschool Services

Colleen A. Hancock, RD

San Bernardino County WIC Program

Monique Amis

Chief of Community and Family Health - Department of Public Health

Sonia Rubio

Department of Behavioral Health

Nathaniel Rodriguez

Transitional Assistance Department

George Lamb

FAITH Advisory Council for Community Transformation

Wendy R. Alvarez, MBA

Associate Network Officer - Children's Network

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