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.

Advisory Committee Agendas and Minutes


Gary C. Ovitt, Chair
First 5 Commission

James Moses, Vice Chair
Child Care Resource Center

Wendy R. Alvarez, MBA
Children’s Network

Jonathan Byers
Children and Family Services

Michelle Parker
Loma Linda Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Monique Amis
Department of Public Health

Jacquelyn Greene
Preschool Services Department

Sonia Rubio
Department of Behavioral Health

Nathaniel Rodriguez
Transitional Assistance Department

George Lamb
FAITH Advisory Council for Community Transformation

Reyna Sanchez
Parent Advocate

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