Currently the Northern Regional Director for San Mateo County Human Services
Agency, Stuart Oppenheim has worked in every phase of the Child Welfare
program as a Social Worker and Supervisor. In his current capacity, Mr.
Oppenheim has maintained policy responsibility for the county's Child
Welfare programs, Children's Receiving Home, Alcohol and Drug Services,
Prevention and Early Intervention Services, and the School-Linked,
Multi-Disciplinary Early Intervention Teams that exist throughout the
county. He also manages all of the county's programs in the Northern
Region, including CalWORKS, JTPA and other job training services, housing
services, Medi-Cal, Food stamps, Family Self Sufficiency Teams, Child
Welfare, and Community Based Child and Family Services programs. Mr.
Oppenheim also chairs the county's interagency network action group, the
Children's Executive Council Action Team. At the state level, he has been
active as the Vice Chair of the Children's Services Committee of the
California Welfare Director's Association, the statewide Adoptions Chair,
the Bay Area Regional Chair, and the AFDC-FC Chair. In these positions Mr.
Oppenheim has done extensive work in promulgating successful legislative
initiatives for the improvement of the California Child Welfare Service
Program. In 1994 he was elected by his Western Regional peers to represent
them on the Executive Board of the National Association of Public Child
Welfare Administrators, an affiliate of the American Public Welfare