Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAPMC) was created in 1965 by the County of Madera Board of Supervisors to administer programs authorized by the federal government under the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964.
The Board of Supervisors has designated the governance and fiduciary responsibility to a 15 member tripartite Board of Directors. The foresight of the Board of Supervisors allows the Agency to be designated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation and to be a Community Action Agency.
The tripartite Board was established to allow residents to make decisions affecting the community in which they live and work. The Board’s configuration consists of five elected public officials, five members from the private sector (either business representation, community organization, or Head Start seats), and five members from the low-income target areas of the community.
The Board’s main focus is to ensure CAPMC provides services for the community that encompass its values and ethics. The uniqueness of the tripartite board is that it provides the opportunity for low-income residents to be active participants in forming solutions for poverty while working closely with local public officials and the private sector. Together, these diverse segments of the community provide a range of perspectives to address the local needs of individuals and families who live in poverty.
Members of the community are the Agency’s stakeholders. The Board of Directors acts as an ambassador to the community, and provides leadership, governance, and stewardship to the Agency, a multi-million dollar corporation.
Meet our Board of Directors
Deborah Martinez/Miguel Gonzalez; Department of Social Services
David Hernandez; Madera Unified School District – Secretary/Treasurer
Robert Poythress/Max Rodriguez; Madera County Board of Supervisors & Fiscal Management/Accounting
Steve Montes/Derek Robinson; Madera City Council
Dennis Haworth/Diana Palmer; City of Chowchilla
Dennis Smith; Madera Chamber of Commerce
Adriana Olivarria-Perez/Paula Xenos; Policy Council for Regional Head Start
Donald Holley; Community Affairs Expertise
Eric LiCalsi; Attorney – Criminal Defense and Labor Law – Vice Chairperson
Kathy Lopes; Early Childhood Education and Development
Martha Garcia/Joann Lorence; Central Madera/Alpha
Tyson Pogue; Eastern Madera County – Chairperson
Maria Contreras-Tejeda; Eastside/Parksdale
Molly Hernandez; Fairmead/Chowchilla
Aurora Flores/Octavio Pineda; Monroe/Washington