To Report Child Abuse, please call: 1-800-606-6618

Board Members

CAPC County Board Representatives

Members below are identified by internal government leadership and also the community at large. Appointments are made and approved within the Child Abuse Prevention Council.

CAPC County Board Representatives: 2021 PrimaryCounty Alternate
FCSLaura NealJessica Perez-Martinez
Probation Todd Keating Greg Glazzard
Education MCOERon PanzieraJohn McPherson
Child Advocacy Ctr. (Natividad Med. Center)Dr. Raul LaraSara Kramer
Law EnforcementJonathon Thornburg
County CounselAnnette Cutino
District AttorneyJeannine PacioniChristopher Knight
Behavioral HealthDr. Marni Sandoval *Dr. Liz-Perez Cordero
CommunityYuri Anderson
CommunityDr. Colleen Stanley
CommunityDr. Renee Penalver
CommunityDr. Julie Altman
CommunityDeacon Warren Hoy
CommunityLauren DaSilva

Four to six seats are available for citizens-at-large representatives. Priority will be given to members representing personal life experiences, local clergy, victim serving and family serving entities

Board Member Bios

Laura Neal

Social Services Representative
Laura Neal

Laura Neal has served the field of child welfare for over 35 years working within child welfare agencies and as a national consultant for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Laura is the Deputy Director for Family and Children Services County of Monterey.

Todd Keating

Probation Representative
Todd Keating

Todd Keating has over 30 years of service with the Monterey County Probation Department. He has worked in both the adult and juvenile arenas as a deputy probation officer, as a supervisor, and as an administrator, and is currently the Chief Probation Officer. He has also served as a CAPC Board Member since Todd has been an active coach in local youth and high school athletic programs for more than 20 years, as he knows the positive role prosocial activities such as sports can play in the lives of young people.

Ron Panziera

Education Representative (MCOE)

Ron Panziera is a member of the Monterey County School Board representing Trustee Area 5 encompassing all of southern Monterey County from Soledad down to Bradley.

He is a lifelong resident of Soledad and has been engaged in farming in the Soledad area in partnership with his brother Ed DBA Joe Panziera Farm for 47 years. Ron and his wife Lori have 4 children and 13 grandchildren. He is committed to the safety and education of all children, young and old.

Dr. Raul Lara

Child Advocacy Center (Natividad Medical Center)
Dr. Raul Lara

Dr. Raul Lara did residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland, and soon after graduation joined the pediatric hospitalist group at Natividad Medical Hospital. He also does outpatient pediatrics in Greenfield. After demonstrating interest in child physical abuse, he earned the chance to lead Natividad’s Child Advocacy center.

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The Sally P Archer Child Advocacy Center and Bates-Eldredge Child Abuse Clinic is Monterey County’s only child-centered clinic. Dr. Lara recently led the center through a National Children’s Alliance reaccreditation process which was rigorous but ensures that the children of our county continue receiving holistic and evidence-based services through their most vulnerable moments. When not at work Dr. Lara enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, and a good glass of wine.

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John Thornburg

Law Enforcement Representative
John Thornburg

John Thornburg has been with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years. Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office he taught at a local high school. During his career, John has worked at the county jail, as a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Deputy, patrol, training, professional standards and is now oversees the Enforcement Operations Bureau. John has taught at the police academy for the last 16 years and enjoys working with students of any level.

Annette Cutino

County Counsel Representative

Deputy County Counsel Annette Cutino earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and her JD from the University of Richmond. Her father was a career Air Force and therefore she lived in different areas of the country and the Philippines. While her father was a native Californian, he was never stationed in California and she considered “home” wherever the family lived.

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Upon earning her JD, she worked for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. before moving to a small litigation firm in Richmond, Virginia. She ultimately moved to San Francisco, and in 1998, she obtained a job with Monterey County Counsel and has been representing the Department of Social Services/Family & Children’s Services in Juvenile Dependency Court since 1999.

While the social workers do the heavy lifting working directly with the families, Annette finds the work extremely fulfilling especially when the cycle of abuse and/or neglect is broken and a healing, healthy family is reunified. Ms. Cutino has been an active member of CAPC since 2000.

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Jeannine Pacioni

District Attorney Representative
Jeannine Pacioni

Jeannine Pacioni received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University. After receiving her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law in 1990, she became licensed to practice law in the states of California and Arizona. In 1990, she worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the Kern County District Attorney’s Office and in 1992 she joined the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.

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Ms. Pacioni is a Board Member of the Monterey Rape Crisis Center, Monterey County Children’s Council and the Child Abuse Prevention Council. She is also a member of the Monterey County Bar Association and the California District Attorneys Association. In 2019, she was elected and became the first female District Attorney in Monterey County.

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Dr. Marni Sandoval

Behavioral Health Representative

Dr. Marni R. Sandoval is a licensed psychologist and Deputy Director of Behavioral Health for Monterey County, Child & Adolescent Services. She is committed to integrating a trauma-informed approach to accessible and equitable community mental health services for children, youth, and families.

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She believes that in order to build healthier communities and create conditions for children to thrive, parents and families need to be safe, stable, and healthy. The prevention of child abuse is a critical component in building healthy communities and supporting the children that will be the future leaders of our communities.

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Yuri Anderson

Citizen-at-Large
Yuri Anderson

Yuri Anderson’s family has lived in Monterey County for nearly 60 years. Yuri graduated from North Monterey County High School before earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from New York University.

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Yuri’s career has included programmatic and organizational leadership roles in human service organizations in Monterey County, New York City, and San Francisco. She currently serves as Chief of Staff to Monterey County Fourth District Supervisor Wendy Root Askew; where she focuses on issues related to Land Use, Water, and Regional Transportation & Traffic. Before joining the Supervisor’s office, Yuri held the position of Vice President, Community Investments for United Way Monterey County. In addition, she is a founding member of the Bright Futures for Monterey County Educational Partnership.

Yuri is an elected member, and current Chair, of the Monterey Peninsula Community College District Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Board of the Democratic Women of Monterey County in January 2020.

Yuri is a wife and mother of two young children. She is a survivor of childhood domestic violence.

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Dr. Colleen Stanley

Citizen-at-Large
Dr. Colleen Stanley

Colleen Stanley has over 30 years of experience in the education field. With her primary focus in the past being school finance related, she feels it is important now to re-focus her attention on the student and ensure that every student has the support they need to succeed along their chosen path. Passionate about Alternative Education opportunities, Colleen knows there is an educational setting that fits every student and feels that if we meet every child exactly where they are we can be most effective in supporting them.

Dr. Renee Penalver

Citizen-at-Large
Dr. Renee Penalver

Renee Penalver is from Bakersfield, California. She recently moved from Iowa and accepted a Professor position at California State University, Monterey Bay to be closer to home. Renee is passionate about education, equity, inclusion, and social mobility for all. She engages the community through various organizations in an effort to work toward fulfilling this mission.

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Renee states she is very grateful in serving as a board member for the Child Abuse Prevention Council. She has both professional and personal interests in serving on the board. She is a child of adoption and states she is eternally grateful for this and her success.

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Dr. Julie Altman

Citizen-at-Large

Julie Cooper Altman, LCSW, Ph.D., is a Professor of Social Work at California State University, Monterey Bay, where her current research examines the use of hope in child welfare practice. She enjoys consulting with community-based agencies in the crafting of useful research, professional development, grant-writing, and reflective supervision.

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Julie is the mother of three children, and enjoys travel, biking, cooking, and walking her dog along the beautiful central California coast. Julie is delighted to serve as a member of the Child Abuse Prevention Council, bringing her over 35 years of experience as a social work practitioner, educator, and researcher to this work.

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Warren Hoy

Citizen-at-Large
Warren Hoy

Warren Hoy is an ordained Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church. He serves as Director of Family Life Ministries for the Diocese of Monterey. Warren retired from the Army in 2005 after 22 years of active duty, including two combat tours and several years working as a Military Diplomat with embassies in Latin America. Ordained in 2009, his ministry focus is on family issues, from child care to elder care and everything in between.

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In addition to CAPC, Warren serves on the Monterey County Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee and Elder Justice Coordinating Committee, and on the boards of directors at United Way of Monterey County and Elder Warrior, a non-profit helping veterans facing PTSD. He believes the Church has an important role to play in addressing all aspects of family and community life, and is honored to serve children through CAPC.

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Lauren DaSilva

Citizen-at-Large
Lauren DaSilva

Lauren DaSilva began volunteering at a rape crisis center in her hometown in 2011 and she was hired at Monterey County Rape Crisis Center to support the work of the agency and survivors of sexual violence, human trafficking, and child abuse in 2014.

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Lauren’s passion in life is rooted in MCRCC’s vision to end sexual violence, and all forms of violence. Serving on the CAPC Board of Directors is an extension of this passion. She also deeply loves the natural beauty of Monterey County, her dogs, partner, family, friends, cooking, growing dahlias, and her co-workers at MCRCC and community partners who amaze her with their brilliance and dedication every day.

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If you are worried about a child or suspect child abuse or neglect, please call: 1-800-606-6618