Jimenez, Burke Harris Appointed to State First 5 Commission

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced two appointments to the First 5 California Children and Families Commission. CHEAC Secretary/Treasurer and Monterey County Health Department Director Elsa Jimenez was appointed to the commission as the commission’s public health representative. Jimenez has served in her current role in Monterey County since 2016 and has been with the county since 2001.

The Governor additionally appointed Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s Surgeon General, as chair of the First 5 Commission. Burke Harris was named Surgeon General in 2019 and was previously the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Youth Wellness from 2011 to 2019.

The full press announcement from the Governor’s Office is available here.