Our Team

Working hard to help children birth through five in the Inland Empire.

Help Me Grow Manager

Ronald Stewart, PhD

Ron has a deep history of public, nonprofit, and private sector community engagement and program management experience. He is a former public servant with the County of Riverside, and has had responsibility for a range of self-sufficiency programs including Health, Nutrition & Shelter within the Department of Public Social Services. As a consultant to the nonprofit and public sectors, his focus has been on strategic planning, fund development, community engagement, program development, and evaluation.

Help Me Grow Access Center Team

Sandra Leal, Senior Program Coordinator

Sandra comes to Help Me Grow Inland Empire with professional experience as a human services call center supervisor and with a personal passion for working with children.  In addition to having young children of her own, Sandra has been a foster parent too!

Stephanie Mosqueda, Program Coordinator

Stephanie has years of experience working with families of young children. She has worked collaboratively with faith-based entities, elected officials, County Departments, and community organizations to build healthier communities, and she is committed to ensuring each child has the opportunity to grow and flourish.

Ricardo Vega, Program Coordinator

Ricardo is drawn to work of Help Me Grow Inland Empire as it gives him the opportunity to be an advocate for children and families and to give them the resources and information that can help them achieve their full potential. As a first-generation college graduate, Ricardo recalls when he did not have the information needed to reach his full potential, and he is grateful to be in a position where he can connect families with resources so that they will have a brighter future.

Nicole Moreno, Outreach Coordinator

Nicole has been exposed to children’s development and resources in the community since her time as a Parenting Coach at First 5 San Bernardino. She spent time as a teacher’s assistant for kindergarten classes in public schools all over San Bernardino County and as a teacher’s assistant for a private daycare catering to ages from 0-13 years old. She is also currently getting her masters degree in Child Development at CSU San Bernardino to further develop her skills for supporting children and families foster a healthy and positive livelihood.

Pamela Ulloa, Community Health Worker

Pamela has worked as a community health worker in the Inland Empire for almost five years. She is well networked with nonprofit organizations as well as care management teams. She is an advocate for children and families—working with families is something she loves doing and is what drew her to the work of Help Me Grow Inland Empire!

Help Me Grow Steering Committee

Help Me Grow Inland Empire is a collaborative system led by First 5 Riverside County, First 5 San Bernardino County, and Loma Linda University Children’s Health. The following people currently serve on the HMGIE Steering Committee:

Tammi Graham, First 5 Riverside

Barbara Dubransky, First 5 Riverside

Jill Kowalski, First 5 Riverside

Carol Abella, First 5 Riverside

Edward Emery, First 5 Riverside

Karen Scott, First 5 San Bernardino

Cindy Faulkner, First 5 San Bernardino

Scott McGrath, First 5 San Bernardino

Ronnie Robinson, First 5 San Bernardino

Merceides Logans, First 5 San Bernardino

Renee Jones, First 5 San Bernardino

Marti Baum, MD, Loma Linda University Children’s Health

Brett Walls, Loma Linda University Children’s Health

Ron Stewart, Loma Linda University Children’s Health