CAPC is governed by a 12 to 15 person board of directors composed of volunteer community members who are dedicated to the prevention of child abuse in Contra Costa County.

Mark W. Gundacker,


Leigh Pierson-Brown Leigh Pierson-Brown RN, CPNP, MPH
Carol Carrillo Carol Carrillo, MSW Executive Director
Jim Carpenter

Jim Carpenter, MD, MPH

Shannon Blankenship Shannon Blankenship, Secretary
Scott Barca

Scott Barca, Vice President

Joseph M. Grant Joseph M. Grant, M.D.

Angelina Burke

Rex Dunn, Treasurer

Angelina Burke

Angelina Burke, MD

Angelina Burke

Bruno Ceccarelli


CAPC Auxiliary

From Left to right:

  • Jami Martini- President
  • Mary Fitzpatrick
  • Nikki Murphy
  • Amanda Chipman
  • Mindy Longo
  • Sara Holzemer
  • Sia McDonald
  • Karen Giquinto
  • Larissa Kosla


“I told my daughter that someone touched me as an 8 year old girl but I didn't tell my mom until I was 22 years old. She yelled, "Why didn't you tell a safe adult?!" I told her that we were never taught that we should. We just sat in shame. This program is amazing and THANK YOU!”

— Anonymous

Success Stories

Nurturing Parenting Class Concord A Success

I thought I would never be like my parents but before I knew it I was acting out the same behaviors I learned from them. I learned how to stop the cycle of abuse. ~Parent Class Graduate

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A father doesn’t give up

“Manuel never gave up on his son.  He completed two Nurturing Parenting Program sessions and enrolled in additional parenting classes because he wants to become the best father possible.” ~Maggie Velasco

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