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The First 5 San Mateo County Commission is charged with helping meet the vision of “success for every child” through strategic planning, guidance and oversight. The Commission is made up of nine members, including one member of the Board of Supervisors, Chief of San Mateo County Health, Director of the County Human Services Agency, County Superintendent of Schools, and five members appointed by the Board of Supervisors.


Louise Rogers

Chief, San Mateo County Health

Vice Chair

Sandra Phillips-Sved

Director and Leadership Coach
Transformative Leadership for Equity and Excellence


Alexis Becerra

Mental Health Therapist, San Mateo Union High School District

David J. Canepa

Supervisor for District 5

Ken Cole

Director of San Mateo County Human Services Agency

Rosanne Foust

President and CEO of SAMCEDA

Pam Frisella

Former Foster City Council Member

Nancy Magee

County Superintendent of Schools

Neel Patel, M.D.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Pediatrics