What does the Backbone do?

The Bright Beginnings Backbone provides strategic management of the countywide early childhood development initiative, ensuring forward movement of the countywide strategic framework by convening partners, engaging in policy change, mobilizing resources, and internal and external communications, and capacity building. Staff and consultants also offer various types of practical support for strategy-aligned action teams, such as:

  • Process and meeting facilitation
  • Project management support
  • Community engagement
  • Data, evaluation and monitoring

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Bright Beginnings Initiative Core Backbone Team
  • Cristina De Orta – Program Assistant
  • Iris Gamez – Community Outreach, Inclusion, and Advocacy Coordinator
  • Sonja Koehler – Director
  • Rebeca Zuniga – Communications Coordinator

Children’s Council – Initiative Co-Chairs 

Bright Futures – Steering Partners