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Upstream Investments Portfolio Review Committee

This group of 8 – 15 program planning and evaluation experts reviews applications to the Portfolio and ensures that local practices align with nationally recognized best practices.

Membership Composition

A minimum of 7 and a maximum of 15 members: One (1) from County Administrator's office; up to four (4) members from Health and Human Services Departments (Health Services, or Human Services); up to four (4) members from Sonoma County Criminal Justice Departments (Probation, Sheriff's Office, District Attorney, Public Defender); up to two (2) members representing early childhood development selected from First 5 Sonoma County, Child Care Planning Council and/or Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County; up to two (2) members representing K-12 education selected from the following organizations who do not intend to submit a program to the Portfolio; Sonoma County Office of Education or any school district in Sonoma County; up to three (3) members from non-County local funding organizations such as, Community Foundation Sonoma County, United Way of the Wine Country, or any other local funder; up to two (2) members from local Bay Area universities, colleges, or community colleges with specific expertise in research and evaluation methodology; up to two (2) members from the community at large; and up to two (2) members from local service agencies.
10 Members
RepresentingMember NameAppointmentTerm Expires
Community At Large MemberDr. B.J. BischoffSumm Act #33, 10/23/2018; Reappointment10/22/2019
Criminal JusticeAlison LobbSumm Act #33, 10/23/2018; Reappointment10/23/2019
Criminal JusticeLiz ParraSumm Act #33, 10/23/2018; Reappointment10/22/2019
Early Childhood DevelopmentKathryn PackSumm Act 33, 10/23/201810/22/2020
Health and Human ServicesDr. Renee AlgerSumm Act #33, 10/23/2018; Reappointment10/22/2019
Local FunderAriana Diaz De LeonSumm Act #33, 10/23/201810/22/2020
Local FunderNicollette WeinzvegSumm Act #33, 10/23/201810/22/2020
Local Services AgenciesCynthia KingSumm Act #33, 10/23/201810/22/2020
Local Services AgenciesMary WattsSumm Act #33, 10/23/201810/22/2020
Local Universities or CollegesDr. Carlos AyalaSumm Act #3, 10/23/2018; Reappoiontment10/22/2019

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Contact Information

Joni Thacher

Training and Technical Assistance Manager

Upstream Investments

Planning, Research, Evaluation, and Engagement

Human Services Department

County of Sonoma

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
520 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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