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FIRST 5 Siskiyou Children and Families Commission Center & Staff

Our central office is located at 310 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Suite 5 in Mt. Shasta, California.

Executive Director
Karen Pautz
Shasta Training and Consulting
Karen Pautz, has over 15 years of experience in early childhood leadership. As an Early Childhood consultant, trainer and evaluator she has worked with Regional Head Start programs, Early Head Start, Healthy Start, and several colleges and universities. She has conducted local, state and national presentations and trainings in early childhood education, cultural competency, effects of media violence on children, organizational development, supervision, coaching and partnerships in early childhood education. In 2003 her advocacy for children and families was recognized by the Children’s Defense Fund with a Fellowship in the Emerging Leaders Project.

Administrative Services Coordinator
Cheryl Sanchez
Cheryl Sanchez has spent many years in the administrative field and has been with First 5 Siskiyou since January 2001. She moved to Siskiyou County from Southern California where she was Executive Assistant to the President of a large national property management company. In addition to acting as Recording Secretary for the Commission, she directs the day to day administration of the Commission Office working closely with the Executive Director and Chair.