Technical Advisory Committee

Dr. Frank Donavan

Chair
Dr. Donavan is the Superintendent of the Magnolia School District in Anaheim. He has a broad range of experience that includes being a classroom Teacher, School Site Administrator, and District Office Administrator. Under his leadership, the Magnolia School District has received several prestigious awards for student achievement including two Golden Bell Awards from the California School Boards Association, and the recognition by the Learning Policy Institute at Stanford University as a Positive Outlier. Dr. Donavan has greatly expanded school programs and collaborative partnerships to serve children and their families including a focus on music, arts, STEM, and early childhood education, as well as fresh food distribution, dental and medical services, parent education, and summer and afterschool programs.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in History from UCLA, a Master of Arts in Special Education from Azusa Pacific University, A Master of Science in Education Administration from California State University, Fullerton, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from USC. He currently serves as Past President on both the Anaheim Family YMCA and the Anaheim Rotary Club Board of Directors.

Dr. Donavan resides in Costa Mesa with his wife, Monique, and his seventeen-year-old.

Susan McClintic

Vice-Chair

Susan McClintic, a seasoned early childhood educator, has extensive teaching, leadership, and program development experience with infants and toddlers, preschool, school-age, and community college students. An advocate for high quality early learning experiences for all children, especially those facing challenges of poverty and other adverse childhood experiences, McClintic is a Board member for Families Forward and the Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children.

McClintic has served previous board member and leadership roles with numerous groups benefiting children and families, including the Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council, Irvine Child Development Center Operating Corporation, Irvine Child Care Project, and Northwood High School PTSA. In 2019, she was named Local Planning Council Outstanding Advocate for Children in Orange County.

A UCLA graduate, McClintic earned an M.S. degree from Bank Street College of Education, a teaching credential from UC Berkeley, and three years of doctoral level course work in Child Development from UCLA Graduate School of Education. She lives in Irvine with her husband Michael Gilbert M.D., a practicing Family Physician and Associate Regional Medical Director at St. Joseph Heritage. They have two grown children and two grandchildren under the age of 5.

Pshyra Jones, MPH

Pshyra Jones is the Director of Population Health Management at CalOptima. She oversees the implementation and coordination of organization wide population health initiatives such as the COVID-19 Vaccine Member Health Rewards program and Homeless Health Initiatives that are integrated with internal departments, contracted providers, health networks and external stakeholders. Jones designed and implemented health management programs for more than 800,000 members at CalOptima, as well as templates and policies in accordance with regulatory requirements and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Jones monitors and reports on quality improvement (QI) activities in accordance with the annual QI Program and Work Plan to the Quality Improvement Committee and CalOptima Board of Directors’ Quality Assurance Committee. She has worked in managed care for more than 20 years, including seven years with CalOptima. Jones has a bachelor’s in Biology from Oakwood University, and a master’s in Public Health from Loma Linda University.

Dr. David Núñez

Dr. David Núñez is a board certified pediatrician and public health professional with broad experience in direct patient care, state and county public health program administration, and child health advocacy. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford and his medical degree from UC San Diego. In 2002 he received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has previous clinical experience as a staff pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente Northern California and served as Asthma Chief for the California Department of Public Health. Since 2011, he has served as Medical Director for the Community and Nursing Services Division in the Orange County Health Care Agency, contributing medical and public health expertise to programs focused on maternal, infant, and child health, and other community public health priorities, including facilitating school case investigations and safe reopening amid COVID-19 during the past year.

Dr. Christine Olmstead

Dr. Christine Olmstead has served in a variety of education roles for the past nineteen years. In 2012, Christine joined the Orange County Department of Education, where she currently serves as the Associate Superintendent of Instruction overseeing CA MTSS, STEM, Humanities, Learning Support Services, Early Childhood Education, Expanded Learning Programs, Career Technical Education, the Institute for Leadership Development, and Local Control and Accountability Plans. She brings a strong desire to see all students achieve their goals and develop 21st century skills to ensure their success. She is a firm believer in professional learning and serves on a variety of statewide committees that focus on educator development. She has also taught in the Ed Tech Master’s program at Cal State Fullerton to stay current with emerging technology and pedagogy.

Christine began her teaching career in 1998 in the Brea Olinda Unified School District in north Orange County, California, transitioned to the role of Education Technology Specialist in 2002, and then to the role of Educational Services Specialist in 2006. In 2009, she became the principal of Arovista Elementary School, a K-6 Title I School in North Orange County, California where she served until joining the Orange County Department of Education.

Christine holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and emphasis in Educational Technology and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton. Her dissertation focus was Using Technology to Increase Parental Involvement.

Christine Snapper, MSW

Christine Snapper is the Division Director for Social Service Agency (SSA) Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) & Adult Services (AS). Having worked in SSA for 29 years, Christine has a strong foundation in social services. As the Division Director for FSS & AS, she oversees the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, Adult Protective Services (APS) and the CalWORKs program which includes: Welfare to Work, Policy & Quality Assurance & Workforce Development. Prior to her current position, Christine worked in SSA – Children & Family Services (CFS) division as a Deputy Division Director and has worked in almost all programs in CFS.

Christine’s vast experience includes her involvement with many initiatives and projects including: development & coordination of the Family Resource Center (FRC) platform in partnership with community stakeholders for prevention services in the community; the Home Visiting Program with CalWORKs & First 5 OC Children & Families Commission; and the Housing Support program (HSP) with CalWORKs. Other projects include: Orange County’s Mutual Clients/Linkages Project, California’s Continuum of Care Reform (CCR), Orange County Group Home providers transitioning to a Short Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP), AB74 which focused on stepping children down to family based care, the development of a CSEC Resource and Support Services contract to meet the needs of exploited youth, Development and implementation of the Visitation Coaching program, and oversight of SB 528 which led to a policy on providing Reproductive Health & Parenting information for foster-youth.

In 2015 Christine developed the Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth (CSEC) program in Orange County. She spearheaded the development of Orange County’s Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) MOU with county partners and community stakeholders and developed the Orange County CSEC Steering Committee to address the many unique needs of this population.

She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Cal State University Long Beach.

Kimberly Goll

Ex-officio Member, President/Chief Executive Office, First 5 Orange County
Kimberly Goll was appointed President/CEO of First 5 Orange County in 2016 after serving as the Director of Strategy and Operations since 2002. With a wealth of experience and understanding of First 5’s extensive operations, Goll is transforming the organization from a funding resource to a data-driven organization focusing on building a system-wide infrastructure to support early childhood development. She relies on data collected through the Early Development Index (EDI) that measures child development and school readiness, to inform investments to improve health, education and wellness for young children and families. She is elevating the profile of First 5 among national and state organizations, and encouraging private and public sectors to prioritize early childhood development. Goll serves on the statewide First 5 Association Executive Committee as Vice-President. She holds a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from University of California, Davis. Goll lives in Aliso Viejo with her husband and three school-aged children.