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.
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 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