Debra Baetz is the Orange County Social Services Director. She received a unanimous vote of approval from the Board of Supervisors in July 2018. She has nearly 29 years of service with SSA, most recently serving as the Division Director of Family Self-Sufficiency & Adult Services. She started her tenure at SSA in the Assistance Programs Division as an Eligibility Technician, eventually moving her way up to Deputy Division Director of Regional Operations. Baetz also took opportunities to rotate into various assignments in the Administrative Services Division, where she developed a broader understanding of the Agency as a whole. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Cal State Fullerton and is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of California, Irvine.
Ramin Baschshi, M.D.
Ramin Baschshi, M.D. currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of UCP of Orange County and is currently the Chair of the First 5 Orange County Children and Families Commission. UCP-OC provides comprehensive services to more than 5,300 children and families affected by developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and developmental delay. She is committed to enhancing and creating opportunities for UCP-OC to become a premier charity in the community, while increasing referrals and support services. Previously, Dr. Baschshi served as Chief Operating Officer of Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles.
Dr. Baschshi is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Xavier University School of Medicine in 2008. She earlier earned Bachelors of Science degrees in Biology at California State University, Fullerton in 1999 and Medical Science at the University of Sint Eustatius in 2003. She lives in Lake Forest with her husband and three children.
Supervisor Doug Chaffee
Supervisor Doug Chaffee was elected Orange County Board of Supervisor in November 2018. Prior to his election, Supervisor Chaffee served as Mayor of the City of Fullerton and is a longtime Fullerton resident graduating from Fullerton Union High School in 1961. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Redlands, a JD from the Northwestern University School of Law, and has been practicing law in the City of Fullerton for more than 40 years. Supervisor Chaffee has worked as Special Projects Manager for the Anaheim Community Development Department to provide more affordable housing and enhance the quality of the life to the residents of Anaheim. He is active in the community as a member of many organizations and founding member of the Western Youth Services, a nonprofit organization providing comprehensive and collaborative mental health services to children, youth and families since 1972. Supervisor Chaffee represents the Fourth Supervisorial District which includes the cities of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, Placentia, and unincorporated communities. He has been married to his wife Paulette for 42 years, they have sons, and one grandson.
Clayton Chau, M.D.
Dr. Clayton Chau is the director of the Orange County Health Care Agency, where he served previously on the Behavioral Health Services Team from 1999-2012. Dr. Chau recently was the chief clinical and strategy officer for the nonprofit Mind OC, which supports the advancement of Be Well OC.
Dr. Chau has served as the Regional Executive Medical Director of the Institute for Mental Health and Wellness for the Southern California Region for Providence Health System, and as Senior Medical Director for Behavioral Health and Care Management Services for the LA Care Health Plan, where he was involved in developing the Los Angeles County Whole Person Care Program. Dr. Chau’s prior positions include Regional Executive Medical Director of the Institute of Mental Health and Wellness Southern California Region for Providence Health System, and he was appointed by the 23rd U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee. Dr. Chau also serves as an associate clinical professor and lecturer at schools including the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Los Angeles.
He earned his medical degree in 1994 from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology 2004 from Chelsea University. Chau served his residency at the University of California, Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley and served a fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in psychoneuroimmunology focusing on substance use disorder and HIV.
Katherine Chiu, MD, MBA
Dr. Katherine Chiu is the Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology in the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care. She also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor, teaching medical students, residents and fellows principles of anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology. Dr. Chiu is dedicated to the health and well-being of children both in and outside of the hospital. She is committed to working with the community to increase and promote needed services for the healthy development of all children.
She earned her Doctor of Medicine and MBA in 2009 from the University of California, Irvine. She has a BS in Biomedical biochemical engineering from the University of Southern California. She completed her residency at Stony Brook University and pediatric anesthesia fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles.
Ersoylu serves as Newport Mesa Unified School District Trustee for Area 1, where she has also served as a member of the district’s Human Relations Task Force, Wellness Committee and English Learner Advisory Committee. She volunteers regularly, having served on several Costa Mesa Commissions and currently serves as a strategic advisory member to the Community Health Initiative of Orange County (CHIOC).
She is President of Ersoylu Consulting, a firm delivering policy strategy and research services to clients in all sectors- public and private. She has authored several academic publications and taught courses on civic engagement, public policy, and nonprofit management. She holds a B.S. in Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in Political Science, with a focus on public policy, from University of California, Irvine.
Jackie Filbeck was appointed to First 5 Orange County’s Board of Commissioners in 2019. She has served on the Anaheim Elementary School District Board since 2015 and is a Delegate for the CA School Board Association. She also serves on the Executive Board for the Anaheim Family YMCA and is a Sister City Commissioner for the city of Anaheim. Previously, Filbeck worked as a Field Representative for the California State Assembly, where she assisted with public policy issues. She has been an active volunteer for more than 30 years receiving awards from the Anaheim Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce, California State PTA and recognized by the California State Assembly as a Woman of Distinction. Filbeck works as a Real Estate Agent and Property Manager in Anaheim. She has two children, Jonathan and Katie, and two granddaughters.
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 recently completed a six-year term as a Board member for Families Forward, a local non-profit providing housing and supportive services for homeless families throughout Orange County.
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.
Kimberly Goll, President/Chief Executive Officer
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.