Who We Are

HAB45 is a grant-funded project steered by our Executive Committee and our Leadership Council. We are headquartered at CocoKids, which is our fiscal agent.


Executive Committee

HAB45 is governed by a strong Executive Committee made up of leadership and decision-makers from key healthcare and community organizations serving families with young children in Contra Costa County, California. The Executive Committee provides oversight and sets the overall strategic direction of the collaborative.

Healthy & Active Before 5 Executive Committee


Ruth Fernández, MA

Deputy Director

First 5 Contra Costa

Concord, CA


Paula James

Director, Child Health and Nutrition Program


Concord, CA


John Jones

Executive Director


Concord, CA


Rhea Elina Laughlin, MPH

Community Engagement Program Officer

First 5 Contra Costa

Concord, CA


Viola Lujan, Executive Vice Chair

Director, Business and Community Relations

La Clinica de La Raza

Oakland, CA


Sophia Talbot, RD


Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Community Services Bureau – Head Start

Richmond, CA


Susan Jeong

Manager, Educational Services – Early Care & Education Programs

Coordinator,  Local Planning Council for Early Care & Education

Contra Costa Office of Education

Pleasant Hill, CA


Raz Moghbel, RD


Contra Costa County WIC Program

Concord, CA


Francine Jolton, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

Martinez, CA


Sharron Mackey, MHS, MPA

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Contra Costa Health Plan

Martinez, CA


Denise Milosevich, MPH

Manager, Physical Activity & Nutrition

Contra Costa Health Services – Community Wellness and Prevention Program

Martinez, CA