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 liaisons (Director’s Secretary) for more information about your county‚Äôs application process and deadlines.


Imperial County Department of Social Services

Adriana Ramirez
(760) 337-6884


Los Angeles DCFS

Maryhelen Cohen
(213) 739-2469


Los Angeles DPSS

Sherry Canal
(562) 908-8600


Orange County Social Service Agency

Esther Marquez


Riverside Department of Public Social Services

Starr Sanchez


San Bernardino County Human Services

Veronica Romero


Santa Barbara Social Services Department

Katie Bell


Ventura County Human Services Agency

Shelly Brown

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