F5VC Commissioners

A nine-member volunteer commission appointed by the Board of Supervisors governs First 5 Ventura County. Commissioners bring knowledge in health, human services, government, and education and are united by a desire to make Ventura County the best it can be for young children and families.

Standing committees in Administration and Finance, Program and best practices committees in health, early learning, and family strengthening bring Commission and community members together to support the decision-making process.

Bruce Stenslie, Chair

President/CEO, Economic Development Collaborative

Barry Zimmerman, Vice-Chair

Director, Ventura County Health Care Agency

Barbara Marquez-O’Neill

Independent Consultant

Rachel Champagne

Senior Program Director, Catalyst Kids

Michael Gollub, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician, Retired

Robert Levin, MD

Health Officer/Medical Director, Ventura County Public Health

Cesar Morales, PhD

Superintendent, Ventura County Office of Education

Christine Walker, EdD

Superintendent, Hueneme Elementary School District

Matt LaVere

Ventura County Supervisor, District 1

Commission Meetings

The First 5 Ventura County Commission meets monthly, usually on the third Thursday of the month from 1–3 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and the agendas are posted in advance. View our most recent agenda.

You will also find schedules, agendas, meeting materials, and minutes from previous meetings here:

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