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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

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Dr. Ed Manansala

County 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


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 

Coming Soon

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

Coming Soon


EDC Health and Human Services Agency

EDC Department Representative


Tammy Chako

Deputy Director, Child Welfare Services, EDC HHSA (SLT)

EDC Department Representative

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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Lori Parlin

Supervisor, District 4, El Dorado County

El Dorado County 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

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Dr. Mary Rhonda Sneeringer


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


Rachel Yakar, MOT, OTR/L

Community Representative

Other Boards & Commissions: ED Community Foundation Grants Committee

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