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

Sandra comes to Help Me Grow IE 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!

Erica Santamaria

Erica has a deep work history in wraparound programs advocating for children and families who were part of the foster care, probation, and behavioral health care systems. Erica has a young family and appreciates the struggles many families face raising children and being able to provide them with the care and support they need to thrive.

Stephanie Mosqueda

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.

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 Dubrasky, First 5 Riverside

Jill Kowalski, 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

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