First 5 Santa Cruz County Commissioners:

The Commission consists of nine members authorized to administer and allocation Santa Cruz County's Prop 10 funds. Commissioners represent county government, health, social services, early care and education and communities across the County.

Toni Campbell, Chair

Department of Child & Adolescent Development, San Jose State University

Representing 1st District Supervisor Koenig

Johanna Schonfield

Assistant District Attorney

Representing 2nd District Supervisor Friend

Lisa Hindman Holbert

Director of Child Development Programs, Community Bridges

Representing 3rd District Supervisor Coonerty


Diane Muñoz

Childhood Advisory Council Coordinator, Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Representing 4th District Supervisor Caput

Supervisor Bruce McPherson

5th District Supervisor


Kathy Frandle


Representing 5th District Supervisor McPherson

Jen Herrera

Director, Health Services Agency

Representing the Health Services Agency

Kimberly Petersen

Deputy Director, Human Services Department

Representing the Human Services Department

Dr. Faris Sabbah

County Superintendent of Schools

At-large representative 

Upcoming First 5 Santa Cruz County Commission meetings: 
Mother and Son
Kids Blowing Bubbles
Image by Kelly Sikkema

"A vital and productive society with a prosperous and sustainable future is built on a foundation of
healthy child development. Health in the earliest years lays the groundwork for a lifetime of vitality. 
Experiences during the first few years of life – good and bad – literally shape the architecture of
the developing brain. Stable, positive relationships with adults and growth-promoting experiences are
keys to the development of the architecture that forms the foundation for all future learning, behavior,
and health. When we invest wisely in children and families, the next generation will pay that back
through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship."           
The Harvard Center for the Developing Child