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 Commission

James Moses, Vice Chair
Child Care Resource Center

Wendy R. Alvarez
Children’s Network

Cherina Betters, Ed.D.
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Jacquelyn Greene
Preschool Services Department

Michelle Parker
Loma Linda Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Sonia Rubio
Department of Behavioral Health

Monique Amis
Department of Public Health

Jonathan Byers
Children and Family Services

George Lamb
FAITH Advisory Council for Community Transformation

Nathaniel Rodriguez
Transitional Assistance Department

Reyna Sanchez
Parent Advocate