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Angie Garling
Early Care and Education Program Administrator
1401 Lakeside Dr., 11th Fl. Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-208-9675 Fax: 510-208-9579

Angie has been the Program Administrator for Alameda County's Early Care and Education Program since 2000. She has over 20 years of experience advocating on behalf of quality child care and early learning experiences for all children and families. She has been recognized by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the California State Legislature for her work in early childhood policymaking. Angie holds a Bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and a Master's degree from UC Berkeley in Educational Psychology and Human Development. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband and young children.

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Ellen Dektar
Senior Management Analyst
1401 Lakeside Dr., 11th Floor Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-208-9578 Fax: 510-208-9579

Ellen is a Senior Management Analyst with the Alameda County Early Care and Education Program, focusing on public policy, interagency children's planning, and integrating child care with land use, facilities, disaster, and community development policy. Under her guidance, Alameda County has developed a National Association of Counties award winning Green Child Care Program. She spent the first half of her career working at the intersection of research, practice, policy and grant making as a child and family policy analyst and planner for The Children's Defense Fund, California Senator Gary K. Hart, the California Senate Health and Human Services Committee, and the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Families. She has a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.

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Rozeena Jhinnu
Program Specialist
1401 Lakeside Dr., 11th Fl. Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-208-9677 Fax: 510-208-9579

Rozeena Jhinnu is a Program Specialist for the Alameda County Early Care and Education program. Her primary responsibilities include providing support and technical assistance to Quality Counts participants around the Workforce Registry in addition to data collection, research, and analysis. Prior to joining the ECE Program, she worked with the WestEd E3 Institute where she worked to implement Santa Clara County's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and provide technical assistance to early childhood education programs. Rozeena holds a BA in Political Science from UC Davis and a MA in Education Policy and Social Analysis from Columbia University.

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Michael Panori
Programs Support
1401 Lakeside Dr., 11th Fl. Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-208-9620 Fax: 510-208-9579

Mike Panori has provided administrative support to the Early Care and Education staff for the last 10 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Merrimack College in Massachusetts and has graduate credits from Boston University.




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