David Jones

Executive Director

David has a Masters Degree in Health Administration (MHA) from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has significant senior administrative experience in both the private and public sector.

Prior to joining the Commission, he worked for 11 years in the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office. His work in the Chief Executive Office included responsibility for legislative affairs, communications, and special projects. He also worked with the county budget team.

David has an extensive background in hospital and outpatient healthcare system administration and has participated on numerous industry and community boards of directors. He also has experience in private consulting with a focus on business development and communications. He is a certified Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications trainer through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and has also been a trainer in other disciplines such as customer service and media relations.

Stephanie Loomis

Staff Services Coordinator

Stephanie has worked for the County of Stanislaus since 2004. She joined the Commission in late 2012 and works in administration. Stephanie has a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Stanislaus. She enjoys spending time with her family and giving back to the community, particularly mentoring young students.

Veronica Ascencio

Accountant III

Veronica Ascencio has worked with Stanislaus County since 1999 and joined the Commission in May of 2016 as the commission's accountant. Her background includes over fifteen years of accounting and auditing experience. Veronica is responsible for all the financial aspects of the commission, including accounting oversight of contractors and fiscal reporting. Veronica enjoys cooking for and camping with her family and is always eager to help those in need.

Pam Thompson-Ryan

Account Clerk III

Pam began her career at Stanislaus County in April, 1986. She worked in all sections of accounting for several departments, Public Health, Health Services Agency, Community Services Agency. She has worked in payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, budget and contracts. She retired in 2016 and returned part-time in 2017 to work at First 5 Stanislaus. Pam enjoys working with Community Based Organizations and various other partners in Stanislaus County that provide assistance to residents. When not working at First 5 Stanislaus, Pam is an almond farmer and enjoys traveling.

Kellie Edwards

Confidential Assistant IV

Kellie began her career in the private sector where her primary duties included branch administration for a national financial organization and safety and human resources for a local construction company. Kellie joined our staff after starting her career in the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office in April, 2012. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from California State University, Stanislaus. Kellie enjoys mentoring our community’s youth, she has been involved in the County’s Employee Mentor Program since 2016.