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A seven member volunteer commission oversees the work of First 5 in Yuba County, which supports the health, development and well-being of our youngest children through their first five years. Commissioners are selected and appointed by the Yuba County Board of Supervisors based upon their expertise in early care and education, health care, social services and children with special needs. The full commission meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Meetings are held on Zoom until further notice. 
Meeting Agendas & Minutes



Seth Furher, District 5 Supervisor
Appointee, Yuba County Board of Supervisor 

Jamie Bartolome, Deputy Director 
Appointee, Yuba County Health and Human Services Deputy Director

Matt Ricardy, Chief Probation Officer
Appointee, Yuba County Chief Probation Officer 

Melissa Shaw, MPH
Appointee, Yuba County Director of Public Health


Rob Gregor, County Superintendent of Schools
Appointee, Yuba County Office of Education Superintendent 

Melinda Staples, Categorical Representative
Educator specializing in Early Childhood Development

Sally Sokoloski, Categorical Representative
Educator specializing in Early Childhood Development

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is made of of two Commissioners; the current Chair, Vice-Chair of the Commission and the Executive Director.  The Executive Committee meets with staff to review financials, operations and prepare Commission meeting agendas.  Executive Committee meetings are regularly scheduled the second Monday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Yuba County One Stop in Marysville.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee is made up of community members from diverse backgrounds that provide the Commission input concerning the needs of children 0-5 years and their families from all parts of the county. Advisory Committee meetings are regularly scheduled the first Tuesday of every third month from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm. Meeting time and location may vary.  

Rose McIsaac, Program Director
Ampla WIC


Courtney Pyse, Program Manager
Employment Services Yuba County Health and Human Services

Annabelle Alward, Community Agency Representative

Katheryn Keith, Family Support

Veronica Baumgardner, Parent Advocate


Danae Rollins, Parent Advocate




For additional events, programs and resources visit our Virtual Bulletin Board

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