MEET THE Staff

Candy Corcoran, Executive Director

Candy Corcoran, the new First 5 Sierra Executive Director, was born in Bolivia, South America and is now a naturalized US citizen. Her education includes graduating with Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Business Administration. In addition to raising her children and dedicating herself to her family, her professional life in Bolivia included time working for an international mining corporation, running her own real estate business, consulting and teaching classes at various universities. Here in the United States, since moving to Sierra County 13 years ago, she worked as the Probation Department Specialist/Drug Court Coordinator III and spent time as a substitute teacher with the local School District. You will find her in her free time volunteering and spending time at local charitable, social and sporting events.

Candy Corcoran, First 5 Sierra Executive Director
Kelly Champion, First 5 Sierra Business Manager
Kelly Champion, Business Manager

Kelly joined us as the Business Manager for First 5 Sierra in May 2017.  She has extensive experience in accounting practices for both private businesses and government organizations.  She has an AA in both Accounting and Business Management from Sierra College, with additional classes in Social and Behavioral Sciences.  Kelly brings her personal experience as the mother of two small children to her perspective on the work of First 5 Sierra.  Kelly has been a Sierra County resident of over 20 years.  She can be found volunteering for a nonprofit organization building a new skatepark in Truckee or playing coed volleyball and softball.