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The work and investments of First 5 El Dorado are guided by a nine member Commission. Commissioners are appointed by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in compliance with the California Children and Families Act and local ordinance. Commissioners represent the fields of education, health, mental health and local government.

As a public entity, the Commission bases its decision making processes on local and state regulations with input from the community. The Commission operates in accordance with the Brown Act Open Meetings for Local Legislative Bodies. Public comment is welcomed and invited at all times.

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Drew Woodall, Chair

Retired Educator
Community Representative

Other Boards & Commissions: Georgetown Divide Ready By 21


Tammy Chako

Deputy Director, Child Welfare Services
EDC Heath and Human Services Representative

Other Boards & Commissions: ​Tahoe Women's Community Fund, Behavioral Health Network, Barton Community Health Advisory Committee, Tahoe Chamber, Leadership Lake Tahoe, Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra

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Dr. Matthew Minson

Public Health OfficerEDC Health and Human Services Agency Representative

Other Boards & Commissions: Health Plan of San Joaquin, HealthcareReady, Nation Fire Protection Association, National Sheriff's Association - Homeland Security Committee, National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Board of Governors - American Academy of Disaster Medicine.


Janet Saitman

Community Representative

Other Boards & Commissions: Latrobe School District, El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, El Dorado Hills BACPAC 


Rachel Yakar,

Community Representative

Other Boards & Commissions: ED Community Foundation Grants Committee

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Dr. Mary Rhonda Sneeringer, Vice Chair

Medical Representative

Other Boards & Commissions: American Academy of Pediatrics School Health Committee, Barton Health - LTUSD Health and Wellness Committee,Tahoe Carson Valley Medical Group Board of Directors

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Dr. Ed Manansala

EDC Superintendent of Schools
Education Representative

Other Boards & Commissions: Boys and Girls Club, El Dorado Community Foundation, El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, Folsom Lake College Foundation, Marshall Hospital Board.

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Lori Parlin

Supervisor, District 4

EDC Board of Supervisors Representative

Other Boards & Commissions:

EDC Transportation Commission, EDC Community Action Council, EDC Cemetery Advisory Committee, EDC Transit Authority, SOFAR Collaborative, Golden State Finance Authority, Golden Sierra Job Training Agency, EDC Water Agency, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board, National Association of Counties, Rural County Representatives of CA, Mountain Counties Air Basin Control Council, Rural Counties Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority, UC-Cooperative Extension Advisory Council, Pioneer Community Energy, El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Continuum of Care Board


Luli Velasco

Community Representative

Other Boards & Commissions: El Dorado County Breastfeeding Coalition, Festival of the Americas Powwow Board, Foothill Indian Education Alliance, Health Services Advisory Committee, Western Slope Collaborative

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