Staff


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.

gdaleiden@first5yolo.org

530-419-2477


Victoria Zimmerle, MBA – Deputy Director

The Deputy Director is responsible for the oversight of finances, compliance and operations, as well as support for agency communications.

vzimmerle@first5yolo.org

530-419-2422


Melina Ortigas – Management Services Officer

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

mortigas@first5yolo.org

530-419-2476


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.

fmontagna@first5yolo.org


Sarah Lin Hartman, PhD – Systems Integration and Implementation 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.  

slhartman@first5yolo.org


Part Time Staff


Lori Duisenberg – Associate Management Analyst

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

lduisenberg@first5yolo.org


Alanna Jonsson – Management Analyst

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

ajonsson@first5yolo.org


Rachel McFarland – Accounting and Office Support Specialist

The Accounting and Office Support Specialist is responsible for accounting support and administrative support for special projects.

RMcFarland@first5yolo.org


First 5 Yolo Launches Grants for Childcare Providers

First 5 Yolo is excited to announce funding opportunities available through the Childcare Recovery Package, which aims to support Yolo County Childcare providers serving Yolo County children ages 0-5.

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First 5 Yolo Launches Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby expands First 5 Yolo’s navigation and home visiting initiative (R2R) and reaches Medi-Cal and uninsured families giving birth.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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Routine Vaccinations

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

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Tips for Staying Healthy

For Expecting and New Parents: Tips for Staying Healthy

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What are ACEs?

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

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

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

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Donate to First 5 Yolo

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

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First 5 Yolo ARP Funding Proposals

Read a summary of First 5 Yolo ARP Funding Proposals.

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