About Us

Mission And Values

We have been a vital part of our community for over thirty-five years. Helping a parent find child care, training child care providers on how to create safe environments in which to nurture and educate young children, helping parents bridge the affordability gap with child care subsidies, and coaching parents to be nurturing caregivers to their children, are just a few examples of what we do. We help families to succeed, children to learn, and child care providers to be competent, confident caregivers. We continue to grow and fulfill our mission with the help of our donors and volunteers. Through the years, our purpose remains the same: to enrich the lives of children and families.

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History

Get to Know Us

Board of Directors:

Priscilla Davis, President
Retired Attorney
Member since September 2018

Martha Stolp, Vice President
Registered Nurse
Member since November 1985
Cassandra Jenecke, Member
Deputy District Attorney
Member since September 2018

Donna Meiss, Member
Retired Educator
Member since April 2019

Nikki West, CPA, Member
First 5 Executive Director, Mariposa County
Member since February 2020
Margaret McCreary, Member
Retired Educator & Administrator
Member since February 2020
To contact the board, please send an email to: info@icesagency.org

Staff:

Chris Mackenzie
Executive Director
Athena Low, MBA, MSEd
Director of Finance and Operations
Cendie Shipp
Case Manager
Child Care Scholarship Program
Suzan Greenwood
Program Coordinator
Child Care Initiative Project
Child Care Planning Council

Chelsea Vanderwerff
Family Success Coach
Raising Healthy Families

Erica Talavera
Case Manager
Child Care Subsidy Program

Shana Bender
Program Coordinator
Child Care Initiative Project

Kaysee Trambley
Senior Case Manager
Child Care Subsidy Program

Kim Cruson
Program Support Specialist    Child Care Subsidy Program

Ellen Emerson  
Fiscal Assistant

Wendy Willis
Family Success Coach
Raising Healthy Families

Erica Gunn
Family Success Coach
Raising Healthy Families

Gemi Battle
Program Manager                Raising Healthy Families

Tina Cones
Program Specialist            Resource & Referral

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