Regional Chapters and State Committees

Currently, there are two IDA chapters in the state of California. Chapters bring members together to determine activities that support the local needs of the membership (trainings, forums, social/support functions, etc.) Each chapter has the flexibility to establish where and how often to schedule meetings. The success of chapter activities depends on the involvement of its members. So when you get a notice about a meeting or activity, make sure you RSVP and attend. If you prefer, feel free to contact the chairperson of your chapter to find out more about the activities and how participation can be of benefit to you.

River Valley/North Chapter Board
Maurean Stephenson, Chairperson
Email: [email protected]

  • Discuss committees and recent SMC meetings, other IDA topics and other areas of interest
  • Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba.

    In addition, Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Trinity.

Meetings are typically held by video conferencing.
Recurring Meeting: Third Tuesday of every month 5:00 pm -  6:30 pm
Phone: 916-453-8801 / Email: [email protected]


South Chapter
Lisa Dittbenner, Co-Chairperson and Dana Kalek, Co-Chairperson
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

  • Discuss committees and recent SMC meetings, other IDA topics and other areas of interest
  • Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Meetings are typically held by video conferencing.
Recurring Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Phone: 916-453-8801 / Email: [email protected]


State Committees

Social Media
Jazmine Blackman, Co-Chairperson and Wendy Morrison, Co-Chairperson
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

  • Increase exposure/branding
  • Advocacy work/communicate IDA’s agenda
  • Create conversations around the field of early intervention/create a network of support
  • Recruiting members and outreach
  • Share information
Meetings are typically held by video conferencing.
Recurring Meeting: Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm

Policy Committee
Fran Chasen, Co-Chairperson and Annie Cox, Co-Chairperson
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

  • Inform the Infant Development Community on current issues related to the services of Early Start and collaborating services

Meetings are typically held by video conferencing.
Recurring Meeting: Varies


Membership Committee
Maria Acosta, Co-Chairperson and Tracey Tasker, Co-Chairperson
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

  • Increase IDA membership
  • Welcome new members
  • Develop member benefits
Meetings are typically held by video conferencing.
Recurring Meeting: Varies

Events Committee
Maurean Stephenson, Co-Chairperson and Wendy Morrison, Co-Chairperson
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

  • Provide high quality relevant training events that highlight best practice for CA Early Start community
  • Generate revenue for IDA
Meetings are typically held by video conferencing.
Recurring Meeting: First Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm