First 5 Butte County (the Commission) is made up of nine Commissioners, two alternate Commissioners and staff that carries out the Commission’s work. Commissioners are appointed by the Butte County Board of Supervisors and include representatives from the Board of Supervisors, County departments, and individuals who have an expertise in serving children and families. Commissioners serve two-year terms and can be re-appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Often serving on multiple committees of the Commission, Commissioners volunteer their time and service.

John Burghardt, Commissioner (Bio Pending)
Attorney at Law

Cathi Grams, Commissioner
Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services

Maureen Kirk, Commissioner
Butte County Board of Supervisors

Mark A Lundberg, M.D., Commissioner
Health Officer
Butte County Department of Public Health

Sandra Machida, Ph.D., Vice Chair
Professor of Psychology
California State University, Chico

Karen Marlatt, Commissioner
Executive Director
Valley Oak Children’s Services

Cathy Raevsky, Commissioner (Bio Pending)
Butte County Department of Public Health

Talia Scherquist, Alternate Commissioner
Community Member

Dave Scott, Chair
Director Pupil Personnel Services
Chico Unified School District

Lorenzo Tobias, Alternate Commissioner (Bio Pending)
Community Member