Kern County Network for Children

Governing Board

KCNC Governing Board Meetings are held bi-monthly at 7:30 a.m. and are open to the public.


2020 Meeting Dates

  • February 5, 2020
  • April 1, 2020 (Room 204)
  • June 3, 2020
  • August 5, 2020
  • October 7, 2020 (Room 204)
  • December 2, 2020 (Room 204)

Meeting Location (unless otherwise noted above)

Larry E. Reider Education Center
2000 K Street (20th and K Streets)
1st Floor Conference Room, US-101
Bakersfield, CA


Mark Nations

County Counsel

Office of Kern County Counsel

Governing Board Members

Ryan Alsop
County Administrative Officer

Dr. Steven Bacon
Cal State University Bakersfield

Dr. Mary Barlow
KC Superintendent of Schools

Raymonda Burnham-Marquez
Juvenile Justice Center

Dr. Chandra Commuri
Cal State University Bakersfield

Matt Constantine
KC Public Health Department

Mick Gleason
KC Board of Supervisors

Valente Guzman
Local Planning Council Facilitator

Linda Hoyle
Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic

Deborah Johnson
Veterans Assistance Foundation

Roland Maier
First 5 Kern

Chief TR Merickel
KC Probation Department

Dena Murphy
KC Dept. of Human Services

John Nilon
KCNC President

Stephen Pelz
Housing Authority of KC

Dr. Bryon Schaefer
Kern High School District

Jennie Sill
Behavioral Health & Recovery Services

Eric Simpson
Community Member

Pam Singh
Public Defenders Office

Chief Greg Terry
Bakersfield Police Department

Curt Williams
Foster Youth Services

Sheriff Donny Youngblood
KC Sheriff’s Department