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.

  • Public Policy Committee – (Standing Committee) - reviews actions of subcommittees and provides staff input on legislative positions and budget.The participation is done via conference call and webinar format.  Meeting schedules and other details to be determined by the committee. 

  • Subcommittee 1  focused on “big picture” policies and changes needed to be worked on within the next three years.  This subcommittee will be chaired by Jeff Moreira from Crystal Stairs.

  • Subcommittee 2  focused on more immediate needs.  This subcommittee will be tasked with developing language to support our field realizing 12 month eligibility, supporting CDE with MB content and feedback.  This subcommittee will be chaired by Phillip Warner from Children’s Council of San Francisco.

  • Membership Committee (Chair) Abby Shull from the YMCA Childcare Resource Service; This 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.

2017-18 Public Policy Committee:

Members: Phillip Warner (Co-Chair), Children’s Council of San Francisco; Jeff Moreira (Co-Chair), Crystal Stairs, Inc.; Beth Chiaro, Child Care Resource Center; Karen Marlatt, Valley Oak Children’s Services; Rick Richardson, Child Development Associates; Jasmine Tijerino, 4Cs of San Mateo County; Amanda Al Fartosi, KinderCare Education; Marco Jimenez, Central Valley Children's Services Network; Jeanne Fridolfs, Community Resources for Children

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.

Additionally, this committee has oversight of the two focused subcommittees noted below:

  • Subcommittee 1  focused on “big picture” policies and changes needed to be worked on within the next three years.  This subcommittee will be chaired by Jeff Moreira from Crystal Stairs.
    Members:
  • Subcommittee 2  focused on more immediate needs.  This subcommittee will be tasked with developing language to support our field realizing 12 month eligibility, supporting CDE with MB content and feedback.  This subcommittee will be chaired by Phillip Warner from Children’s Council of San Francisco.
    Members: Mindy Brown, Valley Oak Children's Services

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.

The commitment for each of the above is one year.  Also, on Wednesday October 18, 2017, the first morning of the conference, CAPPA will be hosting a meeting in the morning to bring all of the volunteers together. 

Finance Committee:

Chair
Beth Chiaro
Child Care Resource Center
bchiaro@ccrcca.org 

Karen Marlatt
Valley Oak Children's Services
kmarlatt@valleyoakchildren.org

Mike Michelon
Siskiyou Child Care Council
mmichelon@siskiyouchildcare.org 

Amanda Al Fartosi
KinderCare Education
aalfartosi@kc-education.com

 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.

Chair
Abby Shull
YMCA Childcare Resource Service
ashull@ymca.org

Tina Barna
Choices for Children-Lake Tahoe
tbarna@choices4children.org

Jeanne Fridolfs
Community Resources or Children Napa
jfridolfs@crcnapa.org

Marco Jimenez
Central Valley Children's Services Network
marcoj@cvcsn.org

LaVera Smith
Supportive Services Inc.
lharris@ssifresno.org 

CAPPA Staff:
Danielle Metzger
danielle@cappaonline.com

Branding Committee:

CAPPA's Branding Committee provides ideas and feedback to assist in the development and implementation of a strategy to enhance the public’s education about the field.  They make recommendations to the CAPPA Board about potential goals, strategy and approach for marketing, branding, and communications.They assist in the ongoing development and implementation of strategy to continue to improve communication within the membership.

Chair
Rick Richardson
Child Development Associates, Inc.
rrichardson@cdasandiego.com 

Abby Shull
YMCA Childcare Resource Service
ashull@ymca.org

Karen Marlatt
Valley Oak Children's Services
kmarlatt@valleyoakchildren.org

Mike Michelon
Siskiyou Child Care Council
mmichelon@siskiyouchildcare.org

Small Agency Committee:

Chair
Tina Barna
Choices for Children-Lake Tahoe
tbarna@choices4children.org

Melodee Fugate
Del Norte Child Care Council
melodee@dnccc.com

2017 Joint 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.

2017 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Mindy Brown
Valley Oak Children's Services- Butte County

Vanessa Dilks
Child Care Links- Alameda County

Phan Fong
Child Care Links- Alameda County 

Jeanne Fridolfs
Community Resources for Children- Napa County 

Shannon Griffin
4Cs of Alameda County- Alameda County

Claudia Quinonez
Children's Council San Francisco- San Francisco County

Angela Rodriguez
Supportive Services Inc.- Fresno County

Ruth Rodriguez
Kings Community Action Organization- Kings County

Kenya Ruiz
Options for Children- Los Angeles County

Niki VonHundley
Child Care Resource Center- Los Angeles County

Lourdes Vose
Sierra Nevada Children's Services- Sierra and Nevada Counties

CAPPA STAFF
Danielle Metzger
danielle@cappaonline.com

NETWORK STAFF
Cindy Mall
cmall@rrnetwork.org