Angie has over 30 years of experience in the fields of human services and education and has earned master’s degrees in counseling psychology and special education. Since 2016, she has served as executive director of First 5 Sonoma County, advocating for and guiding strategic & equity-centered investments in systems, policies and community conditions that contribute to children’s optimal development and readiness to succeed in school and life.
Prior to her tenure at First 5, Angie managed the County’s Upstream Investments Policy Initiative, working closely with Department heads, Supervisors and community-based leaders to prioritize prevention-focused and evidence-based investments in local services and programs. Her more recent work is informed by many years of experience in a variety of community-based settings providing direct services to families, women, children and youth, to mitigate the impacts of poverty, violence, systemic oppression and exclusion, including Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco and Boulder County Safehouse in Boulder, Colorado.
Throughout her career, Angie continues to be inspired by the resilience and inherent strength of the people she has had the privilege to serve and work alongside. Working across sectors – public education, nonprofit and government – has taught her that to solve social problems, we must address structural and systemic inequality and eliminate gaps in opportunity, especially for children, women and communities of color.
Angie has lived in Guerneville with her wife, Nancy since 2004. In her free time, she loves traveling, spending time with family, (most especially her grandson), and experiencing live music.