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QPI California State Conference (2015)

Keynote Speaker: Will Lightbourne

CDSS Director Will Lightbourne delivers the keynote address at the 2015 Quality Parenting Initiative California Statewide Conference in Ventura County.

Lightbourne commends QPI, RFA, and CCR's partnership efforts to develop shared standards and expectations for building a child welfare system that meets the needs of families and children in California.

Will Lightbourne was appointed Director of the California Department of Social Services by Governor Jerry Brown in April 2011. He has been deeply involved in a wide range of social welfare issues in California, having served as the Director of the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency for more than 10 years, Executive Director of the Human Services Agency of the City and County of San Francisco, and Director of the Santa Cruz County Human Services Agency. He has also been a member of numerous commissions, councils, boards and nonprofits over the past three decades,