Erik Fernandez y Garcia, associate professor of clinical pediatrics, was appointed this week to the First 5 Sacramento Commission by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. His appointment is now effective and runs through July 30, 2023.
The First 5 Sacramento Commission consists of 14 members with experience in early childhood health and development. As a funding agency, the Commission invests in programs that serve the needs of children and families in Sacramento County.
“I am a native of the Meadowview neighborhood of Sacramento and have always looked for every opportunity to improve the health and well-being of the children in Sacramento County. I am honored and humbled to be selected as a member of the Sacramento County First 5 Commission,” Fernandez y Garcia said. “It will allow me to use my expertise in intergenerational mental health services research and family-centered, culturally-humble pediatric care, as well as a lifetime of knowledge of and love for the Sacramento area, to assist the commission in accomplishing its important work.”