Jaime Hastings is First 5 California's Director of Administrative Services. In this role, Jaime is responsible for coordinating key administrative projects, such as the State Commission meetings; Annual Report production; development/updating of agency policies; annual Child Health, Education and Care Summit coordination; and human resource processes. Jaime was previously First 5 California’s Office Manager.
Prior to coming to First 5 California, Jaime served in a variety of roles at the Department of Education (CDE) for over 12 years. She mostly recently served as an analyst in the Child Development Division and assisted the director in managing the daily operations; she worked on several projects, including the Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant and the State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care.
Prior to that, she served as the CDE's State Board of Education (SBE) Liaison, where she coordinated and reviewed SBE Information and Agenda Items; served as the point person in negotiating the content of items between CDE and SBE staff; and coordinated briefings for the Chief Deputy and Superintendent of Public Instruction.
In her early years at the CDE, Jaime provided assistance in several capacities in the Office of the State Superintendent; and Data Management, Personnel Services, and School and District Accountability Divisions.
Jaime and her husband, Brad, are the proud parents of Anthony and Samantha.