Governor Gavin Newsom’s office has announced that Joelle Gomez, CEO of the Children’s Home of Stockton, has been appointed to the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
Established in 1965, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is a state agency that has worked to eliminate inequities in state laws, practices, and conditions that affect California’s women and girls. The Commission assesses gender equity in areas of health, safety, employment, education, and equal representation in the military, and the media. It provides leadership through research, policy and program development, education, outreach and collaboration, advocacy, and strategic partnerships.
Gomez has been CEO at the Children’s Home of Stockton since 2016. Prior to CHS, she served as the Chief Executive Officer at the Women’s Center - Youth & Family Services from 1992 to 2016. She is a member of the San Joaquin County Children’s Services Coordinating Commission, San Joaquin County Human Trafficking Task Force, San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women and the California Alliance of Child and Family Services.
“It’s an honor and privilege to receive this appointment from Governor Newson,” said Gomez. “Every day at Children’s Home of Stockton I’m inspiring girls to dream big and change the world. This opportunity to serve on the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls will enable me to carry on this important work on a larger platform statewide. I hope to contribute to ending the many inequities and bridging the gaps that women and girls face in our society. We are in a critical time of change with the Me Too and Time’s Up movement, to be involved is quite the honor.”
CHS is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. For more information on CHS or this appointment please call 209-395-3525.