Technical Advisory Committee
Dr. Frank Donavan
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, 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. Christine Olmstead
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’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.