Partnerships – Our Key to Success

The Cradle to Career Partnership provides the infrastructure for working across sectors to strategically inform, align, and leverage resources throughout Fresno County in order to affect change.  More than 37 partners across nine sectors are committed to improving our children’s life trajectory through the C2C Partnership.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb

* Indicates Leadership Council Members

K-12 Education

Jim Yovino
Superintendent Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

Mike Iribarren
Superintendent Alvina Elementary Charter School

Toby Wait
Superintendent Big Creek School District

Elizabeth Runyon
Superintendent Burrel Union Elementary School District

Orin Hirschkorn
Superintendent Caruthers Unified School District

Mark Sutton
Superintendent Central Unified School District

Brenda Sylvia
Superintendent Clay Elementary School District

Helen Foster
Superintendent Coalinga-Huron Unified School District

Russell Freitas
Superintendent Firebaugh- Las Deltas Unified School District

Eric Cederquist*
Superintendent Fowler Unified School District

Bob Nelson
Superintendent Fresno Unified School District

Martin Macias
Superintendent Golden Plains Unified School District

K-12 Ed Continued

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Brian Pacheco
Chair, County Board of Supervisors

Delfino Neira
Director, Fresno County Social Services

Preston Prince*
CEO, Fresno Housing Authority

Jean Rousseau *
Chief Administrative Officer, County of Fresno

Lee Brand
Mayor, City of Fresno

Higher Education

Joseph Castro *
President, California State University of Fresno

Flo Dunn
President, California Health Sciences University

Birnell Hirning
Regional Vice President, National University

Paul Parnell *
Chancellor, State Center Community College District


Todd Suntrapak
President and CEO, Valley Children’s Healthcare

Ivonne Der Torosian *
Director of Community Benefit and Outreach, Saint Agnes Medical Center

Greg Hund
CEO, CalViva Health

Dawan Utecht
Director, Fresno County Behavioral Health

David Pomaville
Director, Fresno County Public Health


Elizabeth Diaz
Fresno County Public Defender

Joy Thompson
Juvenile Division Director, Fresno County Probation

Hon. Kimberly Nystrom-Geist
Juvenile Presiding Judge, Fresno Superior Court

Lisa Smittcamp
Fresno County District Attorney

Non-Profit/Community Benefit Organizations

Brian Angus *
CEO, Economic Opportunities Commission

Marilyn Bamford
Executive Director, Uplift Family Services

Luis Santana
Executive Director, Reading and Beyond

Early Learning

Gayle Duffy
Executive Director, Children Services Network

Emilia Reyes*
Execuive Director, First 5 Fresno County, Birth to Third Grade Challenge


Darius Assemi
President, Granville Foundation

Ashley Swearingen *
President and CEO, Central Valley Community Foundation

Lindsay Callahan
Executive Director, United Way, Fresno and Madera Counties


Jose Elgorriaga
General Manager, Univsion

Matt Rosenfeld
General Manager, KSEE-24 & KGPE-47

Marc Johnson *
Executive Director, Fresno Compact

Todd Valeri
General Manager, American Ambulance

Outcome Partners

Help Me Grow
First 5 Fresno County, EPU Children’s Center

Sue Kincaid
Director, Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership (FCHIP)

Sandra Herrera Flores
Director, Pre-Term Birth Initiative

Maryjane Skjellerup
Strategy Director, GO Public Schools

Eric Johnson
Fresno Compact/Lumina (Higher Education)

Deanna Mathies
Fresno Unified School District, Early Learning, Start Smart Start Strong

Angie Nguyen
Fresno Housing Authority

TCM Advisory Team
The Children’s Movement of Fresno

Action Teams

Michele Copher
Lead, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, Early Childhood Table

Sarah Moffat
Lead, Central Valley Community Foundation, Post-Secondary Education Table

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