Who We Are

Our Identity
In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 10, increasing the state’s tax on tobacco products and creating an initiative called “The Children and Families Act.”

This legislation established First 5—the California Children and Families Commission—which was charged with implementing an integrated system of services to support the early development of children from the prenatal stage to age five to help prepare them for success in school and life. Each California county formed a First 5—and so was born First 5 Fresno County (F5FC).

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Our Vision

We envision a future where all children and their families are healthy, loved, and nurtured.

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Our Mission

We run after this vision by partnering with our community to create a seamless system of quality, accessible services that support the well-being of every child and family.

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Our Values

Every aspect of our work is guided by our underlying beliefs and commitments.

We believe that...
And so we will...

Team & Commission

The First 5 Fresno County Commission consists of seven commissioners and a staff that carries out the Commission’s work.

Meet the Commissioners

Commissioners, appointed by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, include representatives from the Board of Supervisors, County departments, and individuals with expertise in serving children and families. Commissioners can serve terms up to four years at a time. Commission meetings are open to the public, and agendas are available on the website at least 72 hours before meetings.

Meetings are scheduled on Wednesdays approximately every other month with a summer recess.

Brian Pacheco Headshot
Brian Pacheco
Fresno County Supervisor & Commission Chair
Kari Gilbert Headshot
Kari Gilbert
Director of Fresno County Department of Child Support Services & Commission Vice-Chair
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Hugo Morales
Executive Director of Radio Bilingüe & Commission Secretary/Treasure
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Sabrina Beavers
Program Coordinator, Fresno County Black Infant Health
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Susan Holt
Fresno County Director of Behavioral Health and Public Guardian
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Dr. Marcia Sablan
Commissioner

Meet the Staff

Fabiola González Headshot
Fabiola González, MPA
Executive Director
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Karen Rangel
Executive Projects Manager
Alix Hillis Headshot
Alix Hillis
Business Director
Luis Magallanes Headshot
Luis Magallanes
Business Manager
Hannah Norman Headshot
Hannah Norman
Early Childhood Initiatives Director
Lupita Ramirez Headshot
Lupita Ramirez
Early Childhood Initiatives Manager
Liliana Salcedo Headshot
Liliana Salcedo
Early Childhood Initiatives Manager
Ashley Hensley Headshot
Ashley Hensley
Early Childhood Initiatives Manager
Cindy Jurado Hernandez Headshot
Cindy Jurado Hernandez, MA
Policy & Community Relations Manager
Kendalyn Mack Franklin Headshot
Kendalyn Mack-Franklin, MPH
Early Childhood Initiatives Manager

Meetings
& Documents

Commission Meetings

Commission meetings are public and typically held on the third Wednesday of the month. Agendas are posted a minimum of three days prior to each meeting.

If you have a disability and need accommodations to participate in a meeting, please contact the Commission office at (559) 558-4900 at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

Unless otherwise indicated,
meetings are held at 11:30 AM at:

Lighthouse for Children

2405 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Meeting Calendar

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Job Openings

At First 5 Fresno County, our north star is that Fresno County will become the ideal place to raise healthy, nurtured, and loved children. For over two decades, we have invested more than $300 million in local initiatives that provide direct services to young children and their families. Equity is at the center of our work, ensuring that all children, no matter the circumstance, have the best possible start. Joining our team means actively seeking innovative, creative, and continuing support for young children and families from prenatal to age five.

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