Directors Travels

picture of Tony Anderson, executive director of Valley Mountain Regional Center.

Monday February 10, 2020
Office is closed for the President’s Day Holiday.  Here’s our President’s Day Tweet:
“On this #PresidentsDay2020 take a second to remember that about 26% of the population has a disability, @CDCgov , DYK about 24% had a disability? check it out:

Tuesday February 11, 2020
The Senior Leadership team will be meeting in the morning to provide status reports and work through issues impacting VMRC.  This meeting will feature Katina Richison, manager of Special Projects, to report on the status of SIR reporting.

The Developmental Services Task Force, Service Access and Equity Workgroup, will be meeting in Sacramento from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Conference line: 844-867-6169. Access code: 1486563. (call 10 minutes prior to start time.)

Cindy Mix, Director of Consumer Services, will be meeting with the program managers to provide status updates and work on service issues.

Doug Bonnet and I will be meeting with Christine Couch to review the status of website posting compliance.

Wednesday February 19, 2020
I’ll be meeting with each of the Directors and Managers in individual supervision meetings from 10 am to 4 pm in the Director’s Conference room.

Margaret Heinz, president, Doug Bonnet, and I will be meeting to prepare for upcoming board of directors activities from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  Following this meeting on board activities, Margaret and I will be meeting for general support and supervision between the president and executive director.

Dr. Justin Schrotenboer will be representing VMRC at the Behavioral Health board meeting from 5:00 -7:00 P.M. at Behavioral Health Services, 1212 N. California Street in Stockton.

Thursday February 20, 2020
I’ll be attending the San Joaquin County First 5 Commission meeting from 8 am to 12 pm as an appointed commissioner. First 5 San Joaquin provides financial support for health, preschool and literacy programs, to meet the needs of families with children 0-5 years old. For more information about First 5 San Joaquin visit:

The Self-Determination Advisory Committee, chaired by Mariela Ramos, will be meeting from 10 am to 11:30 am in the Community Training Room 120. To learn more about this committee visit their webpage at: 

I’ll be participating in the planning meeting for the upcoming Mental Health Services Act funded conference that will be held this coming May 2020. To learn more about this conferences visit the webpage at: 

Friday February 21, 2020
The senior leadership at VMRC will be meeting with the new team from the Department of Developmental Services to discuss how the department will be working with the regional centers and what can they do to be helpful to VMRC.

Futures Explored in Stockton will be having an open house from 3 to 6 pm at their Stockton site, 8026 Lorraine Ave, Suite #201, which will be followed with their film premiere of “The Future of Creativity” ($10 per ticket to the movie premiere).

I’ll be meeting with our team of board directors who will be attending the ARCA training (see below) on board development. The meeting is for planning for the conference board training and follow-up.

Saturday February 22, 2020
Margaret Heinz, President, and a team of board members, including Mo Rashid, Vice President, Lynda Mendoza, Secretary, and Doug Bonnet, Special Asst to the Director, will be attending board development training organized by the Association of Regional Center Agencies