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SAC Members

The list of State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care (SAC) members.


Mark Friedman
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas J. Long Foundation

The Governor appointed SAC members include:

  • Natalie Woods Andrews, Director, School Readiness Department, Sacramento County Office of Education
  • Samuel Bersola, Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ann Louise Bonnitto, Tribal Child Development Director, California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.
  • Pete Cervinka, Program Deputy Director, Benefits and Services, California Department of Social Services
  • Sydney Fisher-Larson, Professor Emeritus, Early Childhood Education, College of the Redwoods
  • Katie Heidorn, Deputy Secretary, Health and Human Services Agency
  • Debra McMannis, Director, Early Education and Support Division, California Department of Education
  • Michael Olenick, President and Chief Executive Director, Child Care Resource Center
  • Marguerite Ries, Director, California Head Start State Collaboration Office, California Department of Education
  • Richard Winefield, Former Executive Director, BANANAS, Inc.
Questions:   Early Education and Support Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Monday, October 3, 2016
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