PACCC’s Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who are involved in the community and deeply committed to the needs of children and families.


Board Chair
Nancy Shepherd
Former Mayor, City of Palo Alto

Chair Elect
Rachel Samoff
Early Education Consultant

Raju Parikh
Benefits Program Manager, Family and Community Programs, Facebook

Carlos Santamaria
AVP/Associate Relationship Manager, Presidio Bank

Directors at Large

Susan Allen
Director, Worldwide Deals Desk, Proofpoint, Inc.

Kimberly Bausback
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Graduate Student

Lavinia Branden
Account Services Manager, Rapid Displays; Proprietor, Studio Kicks Palo Alto

Terrence Chun
Senior Client Advisor, Bessemer Trust Company

Karen Friedland-Brown
Parenting Consultant, Former Director of Parents Place

Olivia Lau
Product Analyst, Google

Catherine Magill
Native Garden Coach

Hilary McDaniel
Teacher, Palo Alto High School

Daniel Moore
Hardware Analytics and Insights Leadership, Facebook

Karna Nisewaner
VP & Deputy General Counsel, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Bob Shaw
Active Retiree

Gina Signorello
General Counsel, Jumio Corporation

Alison Stephens
Marketing Specialist, Cooley LLP

Lanie Wheeler
Bookkeeper, Ecumenical Hunger Program; Former PACCC CFO