Executive Staff Directory

Agency Director, Health and Human Services


James Rydingsword

Mr. Rydingsword brings over thirty years of experience as a Human Services Executive in California and Oregon including managing small to large organizations for welfare programs, child welfare services, mental health administration, and aging and disability services. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a focus on organizational change and development from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

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Deputy Directors


Cynthia Larca

Cynthia “Cindy” Larca has over 15 years of public human services administration and fiscal experience.

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Public Assistance

Maria C. Corona

Maria brings over 27 years of experience in the Human Services arena in San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency.

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Community Service and Workforce Development

Enrique Arreola

Enrique has been with the agency for 8 years managing the agency’s Community Action Agency anti-poverty programs.

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Children and Family Services

Tracey Belton

Tracey Belton brings 18 years of Health and Human Services experience to the organization.

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Public Health

Lynn Mello

Lynn Mello has been a Registered Nurse for 27 years and a Public Health Nurse for 16 years.

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Health Officer

Gail Newel

Dr. Newel is an obstetrician-gynecologist and public health physician who has been in practice for over 30 years.

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Health and Human Services Agency

1111 San Felipe Road
Hollister, CA 95023

(831) 630-5120


Mon-Fri  8AM – 5PM

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