Wendy Brown



Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Hap­pyNest, Butte County’s Child Abuse Pre­ven­tion Council

Clear­ance & Com­pli­ance Man­ag­er, Children’s Hope Fos­ter Fam­i­ly Agency

I am delight­ed to serve with First 5 and pleased to be a part of pro­vid­ing resources and sup­ports to young fam­i­lies. I am a 20-year res­i­dent of Butte Coun­ty and have enjoyed spend­ing years vol­un­teer­ing in assort­ed child/​youth orga­ni­za­tions and events, believ­ing as Moth­er Tere­sa once said, I alone can­not change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to cre­ate many rip­ples”. Adding to that, I believe that togeth­er our rip­ples can cre­ate waves of change that will strength­en fam­i­lies and lay the foun­da­tion for a thriv­ing and resilient com­mu­ni­ty.

I enjoy hang­ing with my hub­by, day hikes, live the­atre, fam­i­ly his­to­ry research, order (a bit of an orga­ni­za­tion-freak), and being active.

I have an Asso­ciate of Sci­ence and a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in crim­i­nal justice/​protective ser­vices, with ear­ly career ambi­tions of work­ing with youth in the juve­nile jus­tice sys­tem. Rec­og­niz­ing my lim­i­ta­tions and strengths, I now pur­sue the upstream” approach where I am encour­aged by and con­tin­ue to advo­cate for pro­grams that will sup­port homes in the health, safe­ty and well­be­ing of chil­dren as they grow into strong, capa­ble, for­ti­fied youth and con­tin­ue into adulthood.