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Consultant Regional Assignments

This is a list of California counties by region and the Early Education and Support Division Consultants assigned to each region.

Early Education and Support Division (EESD) Consultants are available to provide assistance and answer questions about early education and support, and are assigned by region. Find the county in the list below to identify the assigned EESD Consultant to contact.

Map of California displaying the 58 counties grouped into 11 regions. The region number, county names, and contact information of the EESD Consultants for each region are listed in the following table.

Region Counties/SPAs Consultant Phone E-mail
1 Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma Shellie MacColl 916-445-7353
2 Butte, Glenn, Modoc, Plumas, Tehama Alice Trathen 916-323-1312
2 Lassen, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity Shellie MacColl 916-445-7353
3 Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba Alice Trathen 916-323-1312
3 Sacramento Cassandra Lewis 916-323-8524
4 Alameda, San Mateo Margo Hunkins 916-323-1305
4 Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano Nancy De Armond 916-323-1328
5 Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Monica Grimes-Burger 916-323-1345
6 Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne Cassandra Lewis 916-323-8524
7 Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Joe Martinez 916-323-7833
7 Tulare Rosanne Pitz 916-322-4241
8 Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura Rosanne Pitz 916-322-4241
9 Imperial, San Diego Sandra Patitucci 916-323-1355
9 Orange Richard Miller 916-319-0546
10 Inyo, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino Linda Morales 916-319-0318
11 Los Angeles, Agency Assignments Lupe Lopez 916-322-4275
11 Los Angeles, Agency Assignments Richard Miller 916-319-0546
11 Los Angeles, Agency Assignments Katina Boulai 916-323-1309

Field Services Office

Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 and California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Implementation/Expansion Team

Lisa Velarde, Administrator
Phone: 916-324-6164


  • Nancy De Armond
  • Monica Grimes-Burger
  • Margo Hunkins
  • Joseph Martinez
  • Shellie MacColl
  • Alice Trathen

CSPP Implementation/Expansion Team

Governance and Administration Unit B

Vanessa Saunders, Manager
Phone: 916-324-1602

  • Michelle Clavecilla
  • Jumaane Cowan
  • Amber Jones
  • Esmerelda Ramirez
  • Marcia Smith
  • Miguel Zuloaga

Regions 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 and California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Implementation/Expansion Team

Erica Otiono, Administrator
Phone: 916-319-0338


  • Katina Boulai
  • Cassandra Lewis
  • Lupe Lopez
  • Richard Miller
  • Linda Morales
  • Sandy Patitucci
  • Rosanne Pitz

CSPP Implementation/Expansion Team

Governance and Administration Unit A

Paul Saucedo, Manager
Phone: 916-323-5089

  • Bounthay Bouttavong
  • Alice Ludwig
  • Samantha Nguyen
  • Vina Nguyen
  • Magdalena Vega

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 28, 2017
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