Board & Staff

Our staff has a passion for our mission and a strong commitment to providing professional, responsive services. We understand that we are stewards of public funds and work hard to provide services that follow best practice standards in a fiscally responsible manner. We attend on-going trainings and work to stay up to date in order to provide the best possible services to our communities. We also strive for high-quality, responsive, and friendly customer service as we serve parents, families, and child care providers in our community.

Our board members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that we follow our mission. They represent a variety of specialties including grant writing, public health, the law, early childhood education, special education, health and safety, and non-profit service.

If you are interested in joining the board, helping with an event, or supporting our organization in some other way, please contact our Sonora office for more information.

Board of Directors

Priscilla Davis, President/Treasurer
Member since September 2018

Martha Stolp, Vice President
Registered Nurse
Member since November 1985

Janet Johnson, Secretary
Parent Educator
Member since April 2018

Cassandra Jenecke, Member
Deputy District Attorney
Member since September 2018

Donna Meiss, Member
Member since April 2019

To contact the board, please send an email to:


Chris Mackenzie
Executive Director

Athena Low, MBA, MSEd
Director of Finance and Operations

Cendie Shipp
Case Manager
Child Care Subsidy Program

Chelsea Corbit
Family Support Specialist
Raising Healthy Families

Kaysee Jackson
Case Manager
Child Care Subsidy Program

Kim Cruson
Administrative Assistant

Lindy Hard
Case Manager
Child Care Subsidy Program

Natalie Gray, MFT
Program Manager
Raising Healthy Families

Shana Bender
Program Coordinator
Child Care Initiative Project

Suzan Greenwood
Program Coordinator
Child Care Initiative Project &
Child Care Planning Council