California Children’s Services Clinical Advisory Committee


Provide advice on the development, implementation and ongoing activities of the California Children’s Services (CCS) program.


The committee members represent a range of stakeholders across the CCS continuum of care, including providers, community advocates, parent representatives, and a commissioner.

Stephanie R. SmithKaiser CCS Program Manager
Jenn McLeanCCS MTU Chief Therapist
Carol ElliotCommunity AbilityPath
Michelle deBlankLegal Aid Society, Supervising Attorney
Laurie SomanLucile Packard Children’s Hospital, CGO
Lee Sanders, M.D.Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Physicians
Lizelle DeLunaSan Mateo County Family Health Services
Brian W. LeePediatric Rehabilitation
Grace Chen, M.D.SMMC, Medical Director/Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Lianna ChenYouth Representative
Sofia Verstraete, M.D.Pediatric Gastroenterology, UCSF

Vacant positions: CCS Consumer Advocate, and a HPSM Commissioner.

Committee Meeting Schedule

Quarterly meetings on the 4th Thursday of the month in March, June, September; and, the 2nd Thursday in December from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For a copy of the agendas, please contact the Clerk of the Commission at (650) 616-0050.  

Praise for CCS/Whole Child Model

"The partnership between HPSM and the County's CCS Program has made it easier for our families to access community-based services. Bilingual HPSM-CCS staff have been particularly helpful to families we see with limited English proficiency."

Lee M. Sanders, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of General Pediatrics at Stanford University and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital

"The Whole Child Model addresses not just the member’s CCS condition, but all the needs of the child and family. Its success is based on the whole family’s active involvement."

Glenn Ibarrientos

San Mateo County CCS Administrator

"With Whole Child Model staff co-located at HPSM, families call one person when they need services, referrals or advice. This makes it easier for them to get the best quality care for their children."

Mitch Eckstein, LCSW

San Mateo County CCS Pilot Social Work Supervisor