The California Alliance of Child and Family Services

Champion. Partner. Advocate.
The California Alliance: The collective voice for organizations that serve children, youth and families

For those dedicated to improving the lives of these at-risk populations, the California Alliance stands apart as the champion and leading voice for organizations that advocate for children, youth and families, and for advancing policy and services on their behalf.

https://cacfs.org

Contact us

Kristen Montgomery

kmontgomery@cacfs.org

Registration will close March 11, 2024 at

Event Details

Join us for the CA Alliance Winter Conference and Advocacy Day! Discover a unique opportunity to connect with fellow advocates and experts from across California as we come together to address critical issues facing our communities. This three-day event will feature engaging discussions, workshops, and networking sessions, all aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of key policy areas and empowering you to make a difference in your region. Don't miss the Advocacy Day, where you'll have the chance to engage directly with lawmakers and voice your concerns. Be part of the movement for positive change and help shape the future of California.

Agenda

Comprehensive Agena

  • March 11, 2024

  • March 12, 2024

  • March 13, 2024

  • March 14, 2024

March 11, 2024

Main Schedule

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CA Alliance Member Advocacy Day Reception
Join us as we extend a warm welcome to our members at our kickoff event. Indulge in a ticketed bar experience and savor light appetizers on the Kimpton terrace. Engage with our policy team as we discuss the agenda for Advocacy Day

Speakers

Dr. Jessica Pryce (Social Worker, Researcher and National Speaker)

Dr. Jessica Pryce

Social Worker, Researcher and National Speaker

Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH (Secretary at California Health and Human Services Agency)

Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH

Secretary at California Health and Human Services Agency

Larissa Estes, DrPH (Executive Director of Racial Equity Commission)

Larissa Estes, DrPH

Executive Director of Racial Equity Commission

Michelle Baass (Director of California Department of Health Care Services)

Michelle Baass

Director of California Department of Health Care Services

Kim Johnson (Director of California Department of Social Services)

Kim Johnson

Director of California Department of Social Services

Senator Angelique Ashby

Senator Angelique Ashby

Senator Caroline Menjivar

Senator Caroline Menjivar

Assemblymember James Ramos

Assemblymember James Ramos

Christine Stoner-Mertz (Chief Executive Officer at CA Alliance & Catalyst Center)

Christine Stoner-Mertz

Chief Executive Officer at CA Alliance & Catalyst Center

Adrienne Shilton (Vice President, Public Policy & Strategy at California Alliance of Child and Family Services)

Adrienne Shilton

Vice President, Public Policy & Strategy at California Alliance of Child and Family Services

Angie Schwartz (Deputy Director of Child and Family Services Division at California Department of Social Services)

Angie Schwartz

Deputy Director of Child and Family Services Division at California Department of Social Services

Sophie Weissbourd (Customer Success Team Lead at Kooth)

Sophie Weissbourd

Customer Success Team Lead at Kooth

Kyle White (Customer Engagement Director of Kooth)

Kyle White

Customer Engagement Director of Kooth

Sabrina Sandalo-Lee (Director of Growth Marketing at Brightline)

Sabrina Sandalo-Lee

Director of Growth Marketing at Brightline

Noa Oldak-Moradian (Senior Manager, Community Engagement at Brightline)

Noa Oldak-Moradian

Senior Manager, Community Engagement at Brightline

Levi Nuñez (LGBTQ+ Peer Navigator at Penny Lane Centers)

Levi Nuñez

LGBTQ+ Peer Navigator at Penny Lane Centers

Mialissa Flores (Commissioner, Members Executive Commission at California Youth Connection)

Mialissa Flores

Commissioner, Members Executive Commission at California Youth Connection

Fernando Sandoval (Bureau Chief, Policy Development of Children's Residential Program, Community Care Licensing at California Department of Social Services)

Fernando Sandoval

Bureau Chief, Policy Development of Children's Residential Program, Community Care Licensing at California Department of Social Services

Jean Chen (Program Administrator at Children's Residential Program, Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services)

Jean Chen

Program Administrator at Children's Residential Program, Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services

Lacey Castellese (Sr. Clinical Director of Pacific Clinics)

Lacey Castellese

Sr. Clinical Director of Pacific Clinics

Jacquelyn Torres (Vice President, Emerging Statewide Services at Pacific Clinics)

Jacquelyn Torres

Vice President, Emerging Statewide Services at Pacific Clinics

Matthew Diep (Director of Programs at Mental Health America of California)

Matthew Diep

Director of Programs at Mental Health America of California

Ashmita Annamalai (Co-President at California Youth Empowerment Network (CAYEN))

Ashmita Annamalai

Co-President at California Youth Empowerment Network (CAYEN)

Crystal Ngo Diaz (Medical Scribe at UCI Health)

Crystal Ngo Diaz

Medical Scribe at UCI Health

Nikki Paschal (Principal at Paschal Roth)

Nikki Paschal

Principal at Paschal Roth

Katie Orr (Senior Strategist at Paschal Roth)

Katie Orr

Senior Strategist at Paschal Roth

Brian Fitzgerald (Chief, Local Governmental Financing Division at California Department of Health Care Services)

Brian Fitzgerald

Chief, Local Governmental Financing Division at California Department of Health Care Services

Scott Graves (Director of Research at California Budget & Policy Center)

Scott Graves

Director of Research at California Budget & Policy Center

Additional Speakers To Be Announced

Additional Speakers To Be Announced

2024 Legislative Awardees

We are excited to announce our Legislative awards! Please join us at our Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening as we honor Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Corey Jackson for their dedication and advocacy on behalf of children, youth, and families in California!

Senator Scott Wiener


Elected in November 2016 and reelected in 2020, Senator Scott Wiener represents District 11 in the California State Senate. District 11 includes all of San Francisco, Broadmoor, Colma, and Daly City, as well as portions of South San Francisco.


In the State Senate, Senator Wiener works day and night to make housing more affordable; strengthen and expand our public transportation systems; increase access to health care, including mental health and addiction treatment; ensure families have access to food, child care, paid family leave, and other critical supports; fight climate change and keep California in the lead on climate action; reform our broken criminal justice system; and safeguard and expand the rights of all communities, including immigrants and LGBTQ people.

Assemblymember Corey Jackson


Assemblymember Corey A. Jackson, DSW, MSW, was elected to the California State Assembly in November of 2022 to represent the 60th Assembly District. In 2023, he chaired the Human Services Committee and currently serves as the chair of Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Human Services.


Assemblymember Jackson served on the Riverside County Board of Education in 2020 and represented portions of the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris, and the unincorporated community of Mead Valley. He also served as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SBX Youth and Family Services who's mission is to break the cycle of poverty and violence through mentoring, education, and community organizing. The organization was instrumental in a historic settlement of a lawsuit against the unconstitutional Youth Accountability Team (YAT) program in Riverside County that treated thousands of youths — especially those of color — like criminals for minor adolescent misbehaviors, the county agreed to groundbreaking measures.

Members and Non-Member Tickets

Members Only: Winter Conference (3/13 - 3/14)

This ticket is open to all CA Alliance Members interested in participating in both conference days on Wednesday, March 13th, and Thursday, March 14th. This ticket does not include the Members-Only Welcome Reception and Advocacy Day scheduled for Monday, 11th, and Tuesday, 12th.

*Please Note: WAITLIST IS NOW OPEN FOR ADVOCACY DAY*
To join the waitlist for "Members-Only: Advocacy Day and Welcome Reception", select the "Waitlist Add-On" option during checkout along with the purchase of this ticket. You will receive notification from our Events Manager if a spot becomes available.

Please note: Opting for the waitlist does not guarantee your attendance at Advocacy Day and Reception. There is an additional $95 charge if you are selected.

Early Bird: $255 (available until 02/10/2024)
Regular Price: $330 (effective after the early bird registration ends)

Public Price$330

Members Only: Advocacy Day and Welcome Reception (3/11 - 3/12) (Sold Out)

Sorry, this ticket is currently sold out.

WAITLIST OPEN:
You can join the waitlist by selecting the "Advocacy Day" waitlist add-on option during checkout when purchasing the "Members Only: Winter Conference" ticket."

This ticket is open to CA Alliance Members who would like to attend the Welcome Reception and Advocacy Day on Monday 3/11, and Tuesday 3/12.

Member Price$95

Non-Member Winter Conference (3/13 - 3/14)

Non-Member registration is open to anyone who is not currently a CA Alliance member and is interested in attending the 2024 Winter Conference.

Early Bird: $450 (available until 02/10/2024)
Regular Price: $475 (effective after the early bird registration ends)

Public Price$475

Sponsors and Partners

Venue

Venue

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
J Street 500
Sacramento

Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please send an email to kmontgomery@cacfs.org

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FAQ

Q: Should I reserve my hotel room now?  

A: Our allocated room block at the Kimpton Hotel has reached full capacity. Not to worry! We have secured additional accommodations for your convenience at our affiliated hotel, the Holiday Inn, where we've arranged a special conference rate exclusively for our attendees.  


To secure your accommodations at the Holiday Inn, please email Kmontgomery@cacfs.org for booking link. 


We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to Kristen Montgomery Kmontgomery@cacfs.org or (916) 402-2533. 

 

Q: Can I buy a ticket on-site? 

A: Yes, tickets will be available onsite for purchase, but please be aware that we have a limited quantity. To secure your onsite ticket, please contact kmontgomery@cacfs.org or (916) 402-2533. 

 

Q: Is parking available for the conference? 

A: Paid parking will be available at multiple locations. The Kimpton Sawyer offers $40 per day valet, and $28 per day in the same location. Additionally, there are parking garages that are located close to the conference:  

 

Address: 900 13th St, Sacramento, CA 95814  

Phone: (916) 497-0222  

Address: 1500 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814  

Phone: (916) 498-9574  

Address: 1125 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814  

Phone: (916) 374-1714 


Additional parking resources:

The Park Mobile App

City Of Sacramento Parking Map

Priority Parking

SacPark

Spot Hero 



Q: What is the refund policy?  

A: All requests for cancellation and refunds must be submitted in writing to kmontgomery@cacfs.org.  

  • Before January 12th, 2024: Full Refund 
  • January 13th, 2014 – February 9th, 2024: 50% Refund 
  • On or after February 10th, 2024: No Refund  

*Cancellations due to COVID-related illness will be eligible for a full refund up to March 10th. 

 

Q: Can I transfer my confirmed ticket to someone else if I'm unable to attend? 

A: Absolutely! We allow substitutions and transfers. Please contact Kmontgomery@cacfs.org if you need to transfer a confirmed ticket to another individual. 


Q: Who can I contact for more conference information? 

A: Please see staff contact list at the end of this page for more information. 

Scammers Notice

We want to bring to your attention a prevalent scam affecting the events industry, wherein fraudulent emails falsely claim to offer registration lists and other information for sale. 

We've been informed of individuals contacting exhibitors, sponsors and attendees regarding registration lists. Some of these scammers may even use the 'CA Alliance' name and logo in their email signatures. 

Please be aware: These individuals are not affiliated with us. They are not partners of CA Alliance, our IT systems remain uncompromised, and no lists have been unlawfully obtained. 

We are steadfast in our commitment to vigorously protect the data of our exhibitors, sponsors and all attendees. If you receive fraud emails, we apologize for any inconvenience. To aid us in stopping these scams, please: 

  • Do not engage with the email sender(s). 
  • Let Kristen Montgomery know kmontgomery@cacfs.org immediately. 
  • Delete the email and block the sender. 



Your safety is our utmost priority. We appreciate your patience as we work diligently to ensure your CA Alliance 2024 Winter Conference experience is both pleasant and productive. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.  

 

Health and Safety

We are committed to the health and safety of 2024 CA Alliance Winter Conference attendees. We are working with our partners in California and will follow all federal, state, local, and CDC health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the conference. 

CA Alliance Staff Contact

For more information regarding the CA Alliance 2024 Winter Conference, please contact the following staff:


Sponsors and Exhibitors: Corina Dubon - cdubon@cacfs.org


Speakers and Panelist: Cate Sievers- events@cacfs.org


Registration and Hotel: Kristen Montgomery- kmontgomery@cacfs.org


Payment processing: Katrina Reeves -kreeves@cacfs.org