Who We Are

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


Executive CommitteeLeadership CouncilFunding Partners

Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Back row: Katharine Mason, Tracey Rattray, John Jones, Diana Camacho, Molly Bergstrom, Rhea Laughlin. Front row: Diane Dooley, Viola Lujan, Ruth Fernandez, Cally Martin, Mary Jane Kiefer. Not pictured: Paula James

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


Molly Bergstrom, MS

Community Health Manager

Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Programs

Martinez, CA


Diane Dooley, MD 

Pediatric Quality Consultant, Contra Costa Health Plan

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

Martinez, CA


Ruth Fernandez

Educational Services Manager

Contra Costa County Office of Education

Pleasant Hill, CA


Paula James

Director, Child Health and Nutrition Program

Contra Costa Child Care Council

Concord, CA


John Jones, Executive Chair

Executive Director

Contra Costa Child Care Council

Concord, CA


Mary Jane Kiefer, RD

Senior Public Health Nutritionist

Contra Costa County WIC Program

Pittsburg, 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


Cally Martin, MA 

Deputy Director

First 5 Contra Costa

Concord, CA


Katharine Mason, MPA, Executive Vice Chair

Division Manager

Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Community Services Bureau

Martinez, CA


Tracey Rattray, MPH, MSW


Community Wellness and Prevention Program Contra Costa Health Services

Martinez, CA

Leadership Council

The Leadership Council acts as our community sounding board. They help keep us honest. In 2007, our Leadership Council provided invaluable guidance and consensus in the development of our Action Plan. Now, we ask the Leadership Council’s help with implementing our plan and principles within the wider community.

Our Council represents the work of more than 80 community agencies. Members meet biannually to help us overcome barriers and celebrate program successes. Membership is by special invitation.

As a Leadership Council member, we ask that you…

  1. Integrate Healthy & Active Before 5 into the practices and policies of your agency.
  2. Promote the Healthy & Active Before 5 principles through your collaborations, conversations and correspondence.

Interested in joining us? Contact us for more information.

Here is a partial list of our HAB45 Leadership Council agencies.


Alameda – Contra Costa Medical Association


Bay Point Partnership

Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust


California Restaurant Association

Cambridge Community Center


City of Concord Parks and Recreation

Community Clinic Consortium

Concilio Latino

Contra Costa Child Care Council

Contra Costa Community College

Contra Costa County Library

Contra Costa Health Services

Contra Costa Office of Education

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center


Families CAN

First 5 Contra Costa

Food Bank of Contra Costa/Solano




John Muir Health


Kaiser Permanente


La Clínica de La Raza

Lindsay Wildlife Museum


Martinez Adult Education

Monument Crisis Center

Mt. Diablo Adult Education

Mt. Diablo Unified School District


Office of Mark DeSaulnier

Office of Supervisor Federal D. Glover

Office of Supervisor John Gioia

Office of Supervisor Karen Mitchoff

Office of Tom Torlakson


Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association

Perinatal Council


Salvation Army

Sun Valley Mall


West Contra Costa County HEAL

West Contra Costa County School District

West Contra Costa County YMCA

Women Infants and Children (WIC)

Funding Partners

HAB45 is currently funded by:

We are deeply grateful for our funders, past and present, whose support and generosity has allowed us to carry out our vision and goals.