Loren Farrar is a Senior Program Administrator at First 5 Alameda County, where she oversees a large initiative designed to support prevention and early intervention related to early social-emotional (mental health) and developmental concerns in young children. Previous to working at First 5 Alameda County, she has worked in the social services and early childhood fields in both direct service and administrative positions. Loren has several immediate family members with mental health challenges and wants to work to ensure that Alameda County works to remove barriers to access to mental health prevention and treatment services, provide services through an equity lens, and increase focus on prevention and early intervention. Loren lives in San Leandro with her husband and two children.