Current Membership

  • Members of the Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council, listed below, represent sectors of the community by category: consumer (parent), public agency, child care provider and community (general). To help you identify a Council Member representing your sector of the community, the category of membership is listed below each member’s name. 

  • Lorraine Rowden Neenan
    Chair
    Public Agency Representative
    Community Action Commission Children’s Services


    Jacqui Banta
    Vice-Chair
    Consumer Representation
    Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County

  • Lourena Beale
    Discretionary Appointee
    Social Worker Student

    Donna Barranco Fisher
    Child Care Provider Representative
    Storyteller Children’s Center

    Florene Bednersh
    Public Agency Representative
    Santa Barbara County Education Office

    Jennifer Bergquist
    Community Representative
    Children’s Advocate

    Theresa Embry
    Discretionary Appointee
    The Outdoor Classroom Project

    Flo Furuike
    Community Representative
    Children’s Advocate

    Michelle Graham 
    Chair-Elect
    Public Agency Representative
    Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County

    Shelley Grand
    Child Care Provider Representative
    Zaca Center Preschool

    Greg Hart
    Appointed Representative
    Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors

  • LuAnn Miller 
    Discretionary Appointee
    Children's Advocate

    Eileen Monahan
    Community Representative
    Consultant

    Annette Muse
    Child Care Provider Representative
    UCSB Early Childhood Care & Education Services

    Daisy Ochoa
    Community Representative
    Santa Barbara Unified School District

    Nancy Saengjaeng
    Consumer Representative
    Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services

    Raquel Valdez
    Secretary/Treasurer
    Child Care Provider Representative
    Santa Maria Bonita School District

    Sharol Viker
    Appointed Representative
    First 5 Santa Barbara County

    Susan Walsh
    Discretionary Appointee
    California Preschool Instructional Network

    Janelle Willis 
    Nominating Chair
    Consumer Representative
    Santa Barbara County Education Office

    Ralph Ybarra
    Consumer Representative
    Community Action Commission Children’s Services

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