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.
Sandra Barry retired from Anaheim City School District (ACSD) in 2009 where she served as superintendent. She began her educational career in Orange County as a junior high English and French teacher and was quickly promoted to director of educational services, assistant superintendent, and then deputy superintendent. She served ACSD as a deputy superintendent before becoming superintendent.
Barry is active in the Anaheim community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Tiger Woods Learning Center, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Division of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Anaheim Family YMCA, Leadership Anaheim, Salvation Army, and Police Chief Community Advisory Board. Her work in the Anaheim and Buena Park communities has earned her the Woman of Vision Award (We Give Thanks, Inc., of Anaheim) and the Woman of Achievement Award from the City of Buena Park. The International Dare Officers’ Association honored her with a Distinguished Educator of the Year Award. Barry has served as Vice President for Programs for Region 17 of her professional organization, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), and was a three-year member of the ACSA State Elementary Curriculum Committee.
Barry hails from Nebraska where she earned her undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She received her Master’s from California State University, Fullerton. She and her husband, Ron, have one son, Jeffrey, a graduate of Loyola Law School.
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 autism, Down syndrome, 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 & 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.
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 California 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, primary grades, and community college students. An advocate for high quality early learning environments for all children, especially those facing challenges of poverty and other adverse childhood experiences, McClintic serves 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 a two-year-old grandson.
Kenneth McFarland is an accomplished executive with proven success in leading and inspiring large complex organizations and demonstrated experience in fiscal management, developing talent, creating and driving strategy, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and assimilating newly merged organizations operationally and culturally as well as vertically and horizontally. McFarland has a deep knowledge of the Orange County healthcare market, as the CEO of Tenet Health’s Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, a 400-bed acute care medical campus; and, previously serving as President & CEO at Mission Hospital, a 552-bed acute care, full-service facility and designated trauma center in Mission Viejo, Calif., where he served for 18 years in various senior leadership roles.
McFarland is currently the Vice Chair of the First 5 Orange County Children and Families Commission.
McFarland earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, an MBA from University of California, Irvine, and, a credential from the California HealthCare Leadership College – Senior Executive Development Program, Berkeley California. Additionally, McFarland is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, California.
McFarland has been married to Kristine McFarland for more than 23 years. Their oldest son Jake is a junior at the University of San Diego; and, their son Sean is a freshman at the University of Southern California.
Kimberly Goll, President/Chief Executive Officer
Kimberly Goll was appointed President/Chief Executive Officer of First 5 Orange County in May 2016, after serving as the Director of Strategy and Operations since 2002. With a wealth of experience and understanding of First 5 operations, Goll is transforming the organization from a funding resource to a data-driven organization that focuses 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.