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CAPPA Board of Directors 2020-21

PRESIDENT
Rick Richardson

President and CEO
Child Development Associates
Phone: (619) 427-4411  
[email protected] 

VICE PRESIDENT
Michelle Graham
Executive Director
Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County 
Phone: (805) 925-7071
[email protected]

SECRETARY
LaVera Smith
Human Resource Specialist 
Supportive Services Fresno
Phone: (559) 230-2030
[email protected] 

TREASURER
Beth Chiaro

Director, Subsidy Program
Child Care Resource Center
Phone: (818) 717-1000
[email protected]

PAST PRESIDENT & PUBLIC POLICY ADVISOR
Martin Castro 

Executive Director 
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation 
Phone: 323-278-3645 
[email protected]

NOMINATING CHAIR
Tina Barna 

Director 
Catalyst Community
Phone: (530) 541-5848 
[email protected]

PUBLIC POLICY CHAIR
Gina Fromer

Chief Executive Officer
Children's Council of San Francisco 
Phone: (415) 343-3333 
[email protected] 

MEMBER AT LARGE 
Leslie Reece
Director of Program Services
Family Resource & Referral Center
Phone: (209) 461-2951
[email protected]

MEMBER AT LARGE
Abby Shull
Alternative Payment Department Head 
YMCA Childcare Resource Service
Phone: (619) 521-3055
[email protected]  

MEMBER AT LARGE
Mike Michelon

Executive Director
Siskiyou Child Care Council
Phone: (530) 938-2748
[email protected]   

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Jeanne Fridolfs
Enrollment and Health Specialist, Early Childhood Services
Napa County Office of Education
Phone: (707) 253-6915
[email protected]

MEMBER AT LARGE
Marco Jimenez

Subsidized Program Manager 
Central Valley Children's Services Network
Phone: (559) 456-1100
[email protected]  

MEMBER AT LARGE
Karen Marlatt 
Executive Director 
Valley Oak Children's Services 
Phone: (530) 895-1677 
[email protected]

MEMBER AT LARGE
Joie Owen
Family Services Division Manager
Glenn County Office of Education- Child and Family Services
Phone: (530) 865-1267
[email protected]

MEMBER AT LARGE 
Tracey
Strack
Executive Director
Child Action, Inc.
Phone: (916) 369-0191
[email protected] 

Crystal Stairs, Inc.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBER
Denyne Micheletti Colburn
Chief Executive Officer
California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA)
Phone: (916) 567-6797
[email protected]

CAPPA STAFF

Denyne Micheletti Colburn, MBA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
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Danielle Metzger
Education & Meeting Coordinator
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