First 5 Yolo Staff

First 5 Yolo’s staff members are dedicated to serving the needs of our county’s youngest residents through direct services and systems change efforts.

Gina Daleiden – Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the highest level of administration and management of the organization, coordination with First 5 CA and the First 5 Association, and works with the Commission to carry out the mission of First 5 Yolo.


Melina Ortigas – Management Services Officer

The Management Services Officer is primarily responsible for analysis and program work.


Victoria Zimmerle, MBA – Business Services Officer

The Business Services Officer is responsible for the oversight of finances and compliance as well as support for agency communications.


Fawn Montagna – QCC Program Officer

The QCC Program Officer is responsible for the coordination and administration of First 5 Yolo’s lead agency role for the IMPACT 2020 early learning initiative in Yolo County.

Sarah Lin Hartman, PhD – Systems Improvement Officer

The Systems Improvement Officer is responsible for improving the coordination and administration of local early child development programs and agencies as a part of First 5 Yolo’s home visiting coordination initiative.

Part Time Staff

Lori Duisenberg – Associate Management Analyst

The Associate Management Analyst is responsible for special projects and support.

Alanna Jonsson – Management Analyst

The Management Analyst is responsible for special projects, along with support and technical assistance.

10 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

An article detailing ways to be your child’s best education advocate.

2019 Recommended Vaccinations for Infants and Children (birth through 6 years)

Take a look at CDC’s helpful charts! Available in both English and Spanish.

Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Tipsheet

For more information about child abuse and neglect, view this tipsheet.

Donate to First 5 Yolo

Go to the county website to donate to First 5 Yolo.

The COVID-19 Vaccine

For Expecting and New Parents: What You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Routine Vaccinations

For Expecting and New Parents: What You Need To Know about Routine Vaccinations

Tips for Staying Healthy

For Expecting and New Parents: Tips for Staying Healthy

What are ACEs?

And How Do They Relate To Toxic Stress? Check out this article from Harvard University to learn more:

Don’t Wait – Vaccinate!

A PSA from First 5 Yolo

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