Credits & Acknowledgements

The 2014-15 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being reflects the collective efforts of the entire organization.

Strategic direction, project oversight and communication strategy provided by: Jessica Mindnich, Ph.D., Kristi Schutjer-Mance, Ted Lempert, and Adrienne Bell

Research and data analyses conducted by: Ashley Roaseau and Jessica Mindnich, Ph.D.; with support from Abigail Petuchowski, Sierra Alef-Defoe and Koji Takahashi

Design consultation and project management by: Jennifer Hoffecker

Policy expertise provided by: Eduardo Aguilar, Debra Brown, Eileen Espejo, Kelly Hardy, Jessica Haspel, Susanna Kniffen, Kate Miller, Fatima Morales, Tim Morrison, Mike Odeh, Giannina Perez, Angela Rothermel, Ben Rubin, Brad Strong and Samantha Tran

Thank you

Children Now would also like to thank the following for their contributions to the development and dissemination of the 2014-15 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being:

  • T. Kiku Annon
  • Kelvin Pollard and Jean D’Amico
    Population Reference Bureau
  • David Grant, Ph.D.
    University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research
  • Meredith Milet
    California Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Breathing
  • Daniel Webster
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Center for Social Services Research
  • Tia Shimada, MPH
    California Food Policy Advocates
  • Johannes Troost
    California Department of Education, After School Division


Primary funding and support for the 2014-15 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being is provided by The California Endowment.

Additional funding for this project is provided by: The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Pacific Life Foundation, and S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

We thank the Annie E. Casey Foundation for their support and acknowledge that the findings and conclusions presented in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Foundation.

Children Now Board of Directors

  • Lenny Mendonca, Chair
    McKinsey & Company (Retired)
  • Jane K. Gardner, Chair Emeritus
    Harbour Strategic Consulting
  • John Garcia, Vice Chair
    Kaiser Permanente
  • Mark T. Johnsen, Treasurer
    Wealth Architects, LLC
  • Nancy Murray, Secretary
    Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (Retired)
  • Arnold Avalos
    Avolos Foundation
  • Donna Friedman Meir
    WOW Explorations
  • Natasha Hoehn
    Silver Giving Foundation
  • David G. Johnson
    Act 4 Entertainment
  • Gay Krause
    Foothill College, Krause
    Center for Innovation
  • Ted Lempert
    Children Now
  • Tracey B. Monroe
    UBS Asset Management
  • Jason Salzetti
    Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Grace K. Won
    Farella Braun + Martel LLP
  • Holly L. Sutton, Of Counsel
    Farella Braun + Martel LLP
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