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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.

2017-18 Public Policy Committee:

Members: Phillip Warner (Co-Chair), Children’s Council of San Francisco; Jeff Moreira (Co-Chair), Crystal Stairs, Inc.; Rick Richardson, Child Development Associates, Inc.; 

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: Jeff Moreira (Chair), Crystal Stairs, Inc.; Phillip Warner (Co-Chair), Children’s Council of San Francisco; Amanda Al Fartosi, KinderCare Education; Jolie Burberl, Child Development Associates, Inc.; Beth Chiaro, Child Care Resource Center; Elaine Henning, Santa Cruz County Parents Association; Karen Marlatt, Valley Oak Children’s Services; Mike Michelon, Siskiyou Children's Council; Willow Thrope, Infant Child Enrichment Services; Rick Richardson, Child Development Associates, Inc.; Teri Sedrick, North Coast Opportunities
  • 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: Phillip Warner (Chair), Children’s Council of San Francisco; Jeff Moreira (Co-Chair), Crystal Stairs, Inc.;  Floyd Alcutt, Child Care Resource Center; Mindy Brown, Valley Oak Children's Services; Jolie Burberl, Child Development Associates; Lupe Castillo, Supportive Services Inc.; Ricardo Diaz, Child Development Resources Ventura; Jeanne Fridolfs, 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; Willow Thrope, Infant Child Enrichment Services; Rick Richardson, Child Development Associates, Inc.; Teri Sedrick, North Coast Opportunities; Jacob Vigil, KinderCare Education; Jennifer Villa, Child Development Associates, Inc.

CAPPA Staff:
Mona Kazemi

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:

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; Amanda Al Fartosi, KinderCare Education

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, Community Resources or Children Napa; Marco Jimenez, Central Valley Children's Services Network; LaVera Smith, Supportive Services Inc.

CAPPA Staff:
Danielle Metzger

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.; Abby Shull, YMCA Childcare Resource Service; Karen Marlatt, Valley Oak Children's Services; Mike Michelon, Siskiyou Child Care Council

Small Agency Committee:

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

Members: Melodee Fugate (Chair), Del Norte Child Care Council; Tina Barna, Choices for Children-Lake Tahoe; 

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.

Members: 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

Network Staff:
Cindy Mall