Shimica leads the organizations statewide advocacy, policy, program and organizing efforts.
Saira leads the development, implementation, and expansion of CDF-CA programs for children and youth.
Deputy Executive Director
Patricia leads the youth justice policy team and advances its research, legislative, organizing and community-based work.
Director of Youth Justice Policy & Sr. Staff Attorney
Michele leads CDF-CAs End Child Poverty campaign and directs organizational communications efforts.
Dir. of Government Affairs, Policy & Communications
Alison serves as lead advocate for enhancing child health policy to elected officials and policymakers.
National Director, Child Health
Angélica focuses on advocating for policies that help vulnerable children and youth toward a pathway of school success and productive adulthood.
Director of Education Equity
Danielle leads the effort to dismantle the cradle-to-prison pipeline through organizing, engagement and mobilization and the development of the leadership capacity of Long Beach youth.
Senior Community & Political Organizer
Janis Lambert Connallon
Janis coordinates efforts with the California Children's Health Coverage Coalition to improve the state's child health care delivery system.
Janis Lambert Connallon
Senior Health Policy Associate
Dominque focuses on increasing opportunity, momentum and consensus on the need for systemic and cultural reforms for justice-involved youth.
Senior Policy Associate
Lorena develops, oversees and helps implement programs and projects that support CDF’s vision and short- and long-term plans.
Sr. Manager of Strategic Initiatives
Michelle coordinates the day-to-day operations of the CDF Beat the Odds® Scholarship program.
Youth Programs Manager
Betty focuses on increasing secondary and post-secondary education access for system-involved and formerly justice-involved youth.
Policy Associate, Education & Justice
Cadonna creates, implements and oversees communications to effectively describe and promote CDF-CA programs and policies.
Hanif oversees the organization's internet presence, email fundraising and advocacy, graphic design, and other public-facing marketing.
Digital Content Manager
Linda oversees administrative and operations activities, as well as provides support to the executive director and staff/departments as needed.
Administrative and Operations Coordinator