David has a Masters Degree in Health Administration (MHA) from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has significant senior administrative experience in both the private and public sector.
Prior to joining the Commission, he worked for 11 years in the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office. His work in the Chief Executive Office included responsibility for legislative affairs, communications, and special projects. He also worked with the county budget team.
David has an extensive background in hospital and outpatient healthcare system administration and has participated on numerous industry and community boards of directors. He also has experience in private consulting with a focus on business development and communications. He is a certified Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications trainer through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and has also been a trainer in other disciplines such as customer service and media relations.
Veronica Ascencio has worked with Stanislaus County since 1999 and joined the Commission in May of 2016 as the commission's accountant. Her background includes over fifteen years of accounting and auditing experience. Veronica is responsible for all the financial aspects of the commission, including accounting oversight of contractors and fiscal reporting. Veronica enjoys cooking for and camping with her family and is always eager to help those in need.
Stephanie has worked for the County of Stanislaus since 2004. She joined the Commission in late 2012 and works in administration. Stephanie has a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Stanislaus. She enjoys spending time with her family and giving back to the community, particularly mentoring young students.
Denae has worked for Stanislaus County since 2007 and joined First 5 in early 2018. She holds a certification in Public Affairs, an A.A. in Behavioral and Social Sciences, a B.A. in Sociology, and is currently in the Master of Social Work program at California State University, Stanislaus. She thoroughly enjoys traveling, baking, reading non-fiction, and helping others in need.