Administrative Staff

Lisa Rock, Executive Director

(650) 493-2361 ext 26 | lrock@paccc.org

Lisa was appointed Executive Director in May 2016.  She is responsible for maintaining PACCC’s mission and vision throughout all aspects of the agency including Programs, Finance, Development and Outreach and works closely with the agency Board of Directors to do so.  She joined PACCC in 1994, first as a preschool teacher at College Terrace Children’s Center (CTC).  She was quickly promoted to head teacher and then to Assistant Director in 1997.  She became director at CTC in 2002 and was then appointed as the Infant-Toddler/Preschool Program Coordinator in 2003.

Lisa has a B.S. in Human Development from University of California, Davis.  She holds a Program Director permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  She has been working with children and families since 1988 and served on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Pre-School Center in Palo Alto from 2005-2009.  Lisa has been instrumental in bringing reflective practice to PACCC, a way of thinking that fosters a deep investigation of teaching practices and creates a positive work environment. 

 

Lisa Lewis-Cogswell, Associate Director

(650) 493-2361 ext 11 | llewis@paccc.org

Lisa was named PACCC's Associate Director in July 2007. As Associate Director, she works closely with the Executive Director to maintain the mission and vision throughout all aspects of the agency.  She directs PACCC’s Wellness Program and professional and leadership development strategies.  She joined PACCC in 1998 as Center Director of PACCC's Sojourner Truth Child Development Center and then joined the administrative team in 2004 as Director of Education and Outreach.

Lisa holds two Masters degrees: in Clinical Psychology and in Transpersonal Psychology and a B.S. in Human Development. She served on The Local Early Education Planning Council of Santa Clara County (LPC) and other non-profit boards and committees.  She supports PACCC's Outreach Department in maintaining strong collaborations with community partners. She is also a trainer and workshop facilitator, specializing in stress reduction, meditation, wellness and effective communication.

 

Dicie Hinaga, Chief Financial Officer

(650) 493-2361 ext 13 | dhinaga@paccc.org

Dicie joined PACCC as their Chief Financial Officer in 2015, bringing with her over thirty years of experience gained from technology sector finance roles.  As the agency's Chief Financial Officer, she is responsible for the management of the agency's ten million dollar annual budget and for directing accounting, treasury, investor relations, risk management, tax, and audit operations at PACCC. 

Dicie has been an active volunteer at Sunnyvale Community Services and teaches kindergarten through fifth grade at Crosswalk Church.  She holds a degree in Accounting from San Jose State University.

  

 

Monica Abelardo, Director of Human Resources

(650) 493-2361 ext 14 | mabelardo@paccc.org

Monica joined PACCC in 2015 as the Director of Human Resources. She has over 8 years of human resources experience including employee relations, recruiting, training, performance management, career development, diversity program development, benefits and compensation, payroll, safety, and compliance.

Monica was most recently employed with Centerplate at Levi’s Stadium where she developed and managed the Human Resources and Payroll Department for all hospitality and merchandise operations. Her department successfully recruited, on-boarded, trained and managed over 3,000 event-day employees and volunteers. Following the stadium’s inaugural season, Monica took on the role of District Human Resources Manager where she provided support to various sports and entertainment venues in California. Prior to her time at Levi’s Stadium, Monica was part of the HR team at NASA Ames Research Center’s Protective Services Unit.

In her current position, Monica is responsible for PACCC’s human resources functions including employee relations, benefits administration, compensation, workforce planning and development, compliance, risk management, and staffing.

Monica holds a B.S. in Business Operations and Human Resources Management from San Jose State University.

 

Melissa Wilson, Infant-Toddler/Preschool Program Coordinator

(650) 493-2361 ext 19 | mwilson@paccc.org

Melissa was appointed Infant-Toddler/Preschool Program Coordinator in February 2019. As Program Coordinator she oversees PACCC’s eight infant-toddler and preschool programs, working closely with center staff to ensure that our programs provide exceptional care and education to children and support the needs of families.

Melissa began her journey at PACCC by playing a pivotal role in ensuring a smooth transition when Mini Infant Center (MINI) first became a PACCC center in 2009. After seven years as the Director of MINI, she became PACCC’s first Recruitment and Substitute Coordinator in 2015.

Melissa holds a B.S. degree in English from California State University East Bay. She has been working in the early childhood education field since 2003. She supports professional development at PACCC by participating in the successful development and implementation of the Reflective Teaching Discussion Groups (RTDG), the Center Partnership Program (CPP) and designing and leading the Introduction to Reflective Practice training for new staff.

 

Kristiane Turner, School–Age Program Coordinator

(650) 493-2361 ext 16 | kturner@paccc.org

A member of the Palo Verde Kids' Club (PVKC) staff since 1994, Kristiane was appointed to her present position in July 2001. As one of the agency's most experienced Center Directors, Kristiane brings to her position not only a thorough familiarity with the day-to-day operation of a PACCC school-age site, but particular expertise in the accreditation requirements of the National AfterSchool Association (NAA).

Under her leadership, PVKC was only the fourth school-age program in California to earn NAA accreditation, an achievement which resulted in Kristiane being named PACCC's official advisor to all school-age sites going through the demanding accreditation process.

Kristiane holds a B.S. degree in Human Development and Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a kindergarten through eighth grade teaching credential.