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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.

2018-19 Public Policy Committee:

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.

Members: Phillip Warner (Chair), Children’s Council of San Francisco; Jeff Moreira (Co-Chair), Crystal Stairs, Inc.; Karen MarlattValley Oak Children's Services; Floyd Alcutt, Child Care Resource Center; Mindy Brown, Valley Oak Children's Services; Jolie Burberl, Child Development Associates; Tina Barna, Choice for Children; Lupe Castillo, Supportive Services Inc.; Ricardo Diaz, Child Development Resources Ventura; Eva Simonsson, Community Resources for Children; Deborah Harris, Children's Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County; Elaine Henning, Santa Cruz County Parents Association; Marco Jimenez, Central Valley Children's Services Network; Nancy Maldonado, Chicano Federation of San Diego County; Ludie Montoya, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Community Connection for Child Care; Cheryl Nelson,  Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Community Connection for Child Care; Joie Owen, Glenn County Office of Education; Jasmine Tijerino, 4Cs of San Mateo County; Rick Richardson, Child Development Associates, Inc.; Teri Sedrick, North Coast Opportunities; Jennifer Villa, Child Development Associates, Inc.; Jessica Kranz, Go Kids, Inc.; Leslie Reece, Family Resource & Referral Center; Donna Sneeringer, Child Care Resource Center; Mike Michelon, Siskiyou Child Care Council; Patrick MacFarlane, Crystal Stairs, Inc.; Christina Acosta, Pomona Unified School District; Kelly Dulka, Child Care Links; Susie BravoCrystal Stairs, Inc.; Celeste Galeno; Sandra Herrera-Gonzalez, Children's Home Society of California; Elaine Arteaga, Child Action, Inc.

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 the above is one year.  Also, on Wednesday October 17, 2018, the first morning of the conference, CAPPA will be hosting a meeting in the morning to bring all of the volunteers together. 

Finance Committee:

CAPPA's Finance Committee reviews all financial statements and accounts on a routine basis, assures the fiscal integrity of CAPPA, Assists in development of the annual budget and evaluates requests for major expenditures and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Members: Beth Chiaro (Chair), Child Care Resource Center; Karen Marlatt, Valley Oak Children's Services; Mike Michelon, Siskiyou Child Care Council

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.

Members: Abby Shull (Chair) YMCA Childcare Resource Service;Tina Barna, Choices for Children-Lake Tahoe; Jeanne Fridolfs, Napa County Office of Education; Marco Jimenez, Central Valley Children's Services Network; LaVera Smith, Supportive Services, Inc.

CAPPA Staff:
Danielle Metzger
[email protected]

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.

Members: Rick Richardson (Chair), Child Development Associates, Inc.; Karen Marlatt, Valley Oak Children's Services; Mike Michelon, Siskiyou Child Care Council; Jasmine Tijerino, 4Cs San Mateo; Michelle Graham, Santa Barbara Family Care Center ; Joie Owen, Glenn County Office of Education 

Small/Rural Agency Committee:

CAPPA's Small Agency Committee is a workgroup dedicated to addressing issues of smaller and/or rural contracts.

Members: Tina Barna, Choices for Children-Lake Tahoe; Joie Owen, Glenn County Office of Education; Mike Michelon, Siskiyou Child Care Council;

2018 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.

Members: Mindy Brown, Valley Oak Children's Services- Butte County; Jeanne Fridolfs; Jasmine Tijerino, 4Cs of San Mateo County; Christopher Atkinson, Child Care Resource Center- Los Angeles County; Jessica Kranz, Go Kids, Inc.- Santa Clara County; Kym Luqman, Bananas- Alameda County; Claudia Aguilar, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation- Los Angeles County; Jeanna Aguilar,YMCA Childcare Resource Service- San Diego County; Michelle Graham, Santa Barbara Family Care Center 

CAPPA Staff:
Danielle Metzger
[email protected]

Network Staff:
Cindy Mall
[email protected]