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RTT-ELC Regional Leadership Consortia Contact List

Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) Regional Leadership Consortia (Consortia) contact information, including mentee counties.

Regional Leadership Consortia

Lead Agency Contact Phone E-mail
First 5 Alameda Malia Ramler 510-227-6900

First 5 Contra Costa Edirle Menezes 925-771-7333
First 5 El Dorado Kathleen Guerrero 530-320-7137
Fresno County Office of Education Lupe Jaime 559-497-3846
Los Angeles County Office of Child Care Jocelyn Tucker 213-893-0504
Los Angeles Universal Preschool Alexandra Himmel 213-416-1270
Merced County Office of Education Christie Hendricks 209-381-6794
Merced County Office of Education Samantha Thompson 209-381-6719
Orange County Office of Education Diane Ehrle 714-966-4173
Sacramento County Office of Education Ramee Serwanga 916-228-2463
First 5 San Diego Steven Smith 619-523-7719
First 5 San Francisco Laurel Kloomok 415-934-4849
First 5 San Joaquin Lani Schiff-Ross 209-953-5437
First 5 Santa Barbara Eileen Monahan 805-560-1038
First 5 Santa Clara Cathy Andrade 408-260-3711
First 5 Santa Cruz

David Brody

First 5 Ventura Petra Puls 805-648-9989 ext. 227
First 5 Yolo Julie Gallelo
First 5 Yolo Regan Overholt 530-669-2475

Mentee Counties

A part of California's RTT-ELC grant includes the Consortia mentoring neighboring counties on the use of the RTT-ELC Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Below is a list of those mentee counties.

Lead Agency Contact Phone E-mail
Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County Raechelle Bowlay-Sutton 805-782-4723

Early Childhood Council of Kern Tammy Burns 661-861-5274
Imperial County Office of Education Richard Cordero None None
Kings County Office of Education Nadia Sanchez 559-589-7072
Merced County Office of Education
(Madera & Mariposa)
Samantha Thompson 209-381-6719
Placer County Office of Education
(Placer, Nevada & Sierra)
Catherine Goins 530-745-1381
First 5 Riverside Harry Freedman 951-248-0014
First 5 Riverside Sonia Jizrawi None
First 5 San Bernardino Mary Jaquish 909-386-7706
First 5 San Bernardino Karen Scott None
First 5 San Mateo County Kitty Lopez 650-372-9500 ext. 222
First 5 San Mateo County David Fleishman 650-372-9500 ext. 230
Stanislaus County Office of Education Veronica Garcia 209-238-6300
Tulare County Office of Education Lorena Lopez 559-651-1723
Questions:   Kim Ramos | | 916-319-0781
Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 5, 2015

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