Tomorrow's county leadership opportunities and challenges.

Who Can Apply

LIA training is geared toward executives and upper level managers who are aspiring to promote within public human service agencies. Applicants must be Southern County employees in their respective health and human services agencies and be nominated by their supervisor and agency director.

Since LIA is integrated into each of the county systems, each county has their own unique internal application process. Please contact your respective LIA Liaison (Director’s Admin.) for more information about your county‚Äôs application process and deadlines.


Imperial County Department of Social Services

Dora Moss

Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

Stephanie Sanchez Salazar
(213) 351-5825


Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

Sherry Canal
(562) 908-8600


Orange County Social Service Agency

Esther Marquez
(714) 541-7769


Riverside Department of Public Social Services

Starr Sanchez
(951) 358-3005


San Bernardino County Human Services

Sandra Abarca
(909) 387-4261


San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency

Cassandra Duffy


Santa Barbara Social Services Department

Katie Bell
(805) 346-7108


Ventura County Human Services Agency

Shelly Brown
(805) 477-5302

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