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SAC Members

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

Chair

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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