Members

Hon. Richard D. Huffman, Chair
Associate Justice
Court of Appeal,
Fourth Appellate District, Division One

Ms. Robin Allen
Executive Director
California CASA

Hon. Michael D. Antonovich
Member, Los Angeles County 
Board of Supervisors,
Fifth Supervisorial District

Hon. Lucy Armendariz
Judge
State Bar of California

Ms. Mary Ault
Manager
El Dorado County Department of Human Services

Hon. Karen Bass
Congressperson
United States House of Representatives
33rd Congressional District of California

Hon. Richard C. Blake
Chief Judge
Hoopa Valley Tribal Court

Mr. Lawrence B. Bolton
Chief Counsel
California Health and Human Services

Mr. Curtis L. Child
Director 
Office of Governmental Affairs
Administrative Office of the Courts

Ms. Miryam J. Choca
Senior Director
California Strategic Consultation
Casey Family Programs

Mr. Joseph W. Cotchett
Attorney
Law Offices of Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy

Mr. Michael S. Cunningham
Chief Deputy Director
Program Services Division
Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs

Hon. Kathryn Doi Todd
Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal
Second Appellate District, Division Two

Jill Duerr Berrick, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Social Welfare and
Co-director, Center for Child and Youth Policy
University of California at Berkeley

Hon. Leonard P. Edwards (Ret.)
Judge-in-Residence
Center for Families, Children & the Courts
Administrative Office of the Courts

Mr. Raul A. Escatel
Tax Counsel
California Franchise Tax Board

Ms. Deborah Escobedo
Staff Attorney
Youth Law Center

Hon. Terry B. Friedman (Ret.)
Judge
Superior Court of California,
   County of Los Angeles

Mr. Robert E. Friend
Director
California Permanency for Youth Project
Center for Family Finding and Youth
Connectedness-Seneca Center

Hon. Susan D. Huguenor
Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court
Superior Court of California,
   County of San Diego

Ms. Teri Kook
Director of Child Welfare
Stuart Foundation

Ms. Miriam Krinsky
Lecturer
UCLA School of Public Affairs

Ms. Amy Lemley
Policy Director
John Burton Foundation for 
Children Without Homes

Mr. Will Lightbourne
Director
California Department of Social Services

Hon. Bill Maze
Former Member
California State Assembly
34th Assembly District

Ms. Donna C. Myrow
Executive Director
L.A. Youth

Hon. Michael Nash 
Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court
Superior Court of California,
   County of Los Angeles

Mr. David Neilsen
Deputy Director
Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
Program Services Division

Ms. Diane Nunn
Division Director
Center for Families, Children & the Courts
Administrative Office of the Courts

Mr. John O'Toole
Executive Director
National Center for Youth Law

Mr. Derek Peake
Partner
Costly Grace

Mr. Jonathan Pearson
Former Foster Youth

Ms. Linda Penner
Chief Probation Officer
Fresno County Probation Department

Mr. Anthony Pico
District Representative
Office of Assembly Member Fiona Ma

Ms. Patricia S. Ploehn, LCSW
Assistant Chief Executive Officer
Los Angeles County

Ms. Maria D. Robles, R.N

Mr. Alan Slater
Special Consultant
Southern Regional Office
Administrative Office of the Courts

Hon. Darrell S. Steinberg
President pro Tempore
California State Senate
Sixth Senate District

Hon. Dean T. Stout
Presiding Judge
Superior Court of California,
   County of Inyo

Mr. John A. Wagner
Acting Director
Department of Community Services & Development

Ms. Jacqueline Wong
Consultant
Foster Youth Services Program
California Department of Education
Counseling, Student Support & Service Learning Office

Ex Officio
Hon. John Burton

Former President pro Tempore of the California State Senate
John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes


Staff to the Commission
Center for Families, Children & the Courts
Administrative Office of the Courts


Mr. Christopher Wu
Executive Director 
California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care

Ms. Carolynn C. Bernabe
Staff Analyst

Ms. Chris Cleary
Attorney

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