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.
Gwendolyn Dowdy-Rodgers, EdD, Chair
Community Development Specialist, Pacific Clinics
San Bernardino County Board of Education Trustee, Area D
James Moses, Vice Chair
Child Care Resource Center
Inland Regional Center
Cherina Betters, Ed.D.
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Preschool Services Department
Loma Linda Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Department of Behavioral Health
Cammy Purper, Ph.D.
California Baptist University
Pat Spier, RN
Regional Perinatal Programs of California
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside
Department of Public Health
Children and Family Services
FAITH Advisory Council for Community Transformation
Transitional Assistance Department
Chrystina Smith-Rasshan, Ed.D.
Institute for Child Development and Family Relations
Retired Teacher and Principal
Former Fourth District Supervisor,
San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors