10:00 PM PST on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Submitted to The Press-Enterprise

Linda Haugan, assistant executive officer of San Bernardino County Human Services, has been voted First 5 San Bernardino commission chair.

She began as a commissioner for First 5 San Bernardino in 2005.

Haugan began working for the county Department of Social Services in 1981. In 2001, she served as the interim director for the Department of Aging and Adult Services. She also was director of the Transitional Assistance Department, specializing in self-sufficiency programs.

Haugan was later promoted to assistant executive officer for San Bernardino County, overseeing departments including Department of Aging, Child Support, Children and Family Services, Department of Behavioral Health, Preschool Services, Public Health, Transitional Assistance, and Veterans Affairs.

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