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The First 5 LA Board of Commissioners is comprised of 17 members (nine voting, four ex-officio, four alternates). The board includes voting members appointed by each of the Los Angeles County supervisors and the L.A. County departments of Children and Family Services, Public Health and Mental Health. The Chairman of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors also serves as Chairman of the First 5 LA Commission. The Board also includes representatives from other educational, children and families organizations throughout the county. The Board of Commissioners meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated at the First 5 LA offices. All meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance. Please check our calendar for all updated meeting information and scroll below for Commission meeting packets, summaries, and minutes.

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Supervisor Don Knabe
Supervisor Don Knabe was first elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in November of 1996 and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2000...

Nancy Haruye Au
Appointed earlier this year by LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, Au has worked in the social services field in LA County for more than 25 years. She...

Jane Boeckmann
Jane Boeckmann is President of the Los Angeles based-firm, World of Communications, Inc., publishers of Valley Magazine, L.A. Brides and numerous...

Philip L. Browning, Director Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
On February 14, 2012, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Philip L. Browning's appointment as the Director of the Department of...

Arturo Delgado, Ed.D.
Arturo Delgado, Ed.D., was appointed Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools by the Board of Supervisors effective July 1, 2011, designating him...

Duane Dennis
Since 1998, Duane Dennis has served as the Executive Director of Pathways and has led the organization's growth to a staff of more than 60 and a $17...

Cynthia Anne Harding, M.P.H.
Cynthia Harding is the Interim Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, overseeing a budget of over $900 million and more than...

Sandra Figueroa-Villa
Sandra Figueroa-Villa was born and raised in South Los Angeles and attended public schools. She began her community activism in social justice issues...

Neal Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H.
Neal Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H., is an adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),Geffen School...

Patricia Curry
Appointed to the Commission for Children and Families by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, in 1995, Commissioner Patricia "Trisha" Curry has...

Karla Pleitéz Howell, J.D.
Karla Pleitéz Howell is a public interest lawyer with experience in direct client services, systems change and advocacy.  She is the...

Deanne Tilton Durfee
Deanne Tilton Durfee is Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN). ICAN is one of the...

Marvin J. Southard, D.S.W. Director Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Dr. Southard joined the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health as Director in 1998, having previously served in Kern County, California, in a...

Christopher R. Thompson, M.D.
Dr. Thompson has been the Medical Director for the Juvenile Justice Mental Health Program of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for...

Sylvia S. Swilley
Appointed by Mark Ridley-Thomas...

Fesia Davenport
Chief Deputy Director, Department of Children & Family Services Represents: DCFSFesia Davenport received her Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from the...

Suzanne Bostwick
Suzanne Bostwick started her career in public health over 30 years ago working in the field of women's reproductive health providing health education...

Dr. Joseph Ybarra
Deputy Superintendent of LACOE Representing LACOEJoseph Ybarra joined Los Angeles County Office of Education in August 2010 as assistant...
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