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Be a part of Family Connections

Board of Directors

Family Connections talented team of Board of Directors oversees the operations of our non-profit, helping us with funding and advising us on how we can better serve the needs of San Mateo low-income families in need of a preschool education.

Cris Adair, President
Professional Affiliations: Assistant Girl Scout Leader; Team Captain and Campaigner, YMCA's Community Support Campaign; Substitute Teacher, Woodside Parent's Nursery School; Community Outreach, Belmont Oaks Academy. Former Professional Affiliations: Treasurer, Woodside Parent's Nursery School; Member, Family Connections Author's Night Committee, 2002 - 2004.

George Jaquette, Vice President
Professional Affiliations: Volunteer, YES Reading; Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity; Volunteer, Urban Ministries of Palo Alto / InnVision; Member, Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. Former Professional Affiliations: Treasurer, MIT Club of Puget Sound and MIT Sloan Club of Puget Sound; Member, Intuit We Care and Give Back Committee.

Lynette York, Treasurer
Professional Affiliations: Director of Finance for Family Connections (since May 2001), St. Charles School Finance Committee. Former Professional Affiliations: St. Charles Parish Board; Little Hands Treasurer, 1999-2001.

Curtis Chen, CFP, Secretary
Professional Affiliations: The Carey School Community Events Chair ;Member, Financial Planning Association/SF EARN pro-bono Planning Program; Member, CCPPNS San Mateo Council Consultant Services; Member, Foster City Rotary Club. Former Professional Affiliations: Board Member & VP Registration, Little Hands; 3-Year Member of Family Connections Author's Night Committee.

Alisa Greene MacAvoy
Professional Affiliations: Board Member, Redwood City Elementary School District; President, Clifford School Parents Board; Member, Peninsula Open Space Trust; Member, Skyline Society Committee; Member, Clifford School Site Council; Member, North Star Academy School Site Council; Volunteer, Redwood City Education Foundation. Former Professional Affiliations: President and Fundraising Chair, Carlmont Parents Nursery School; President and Vice President Liaison, Little Hands.

April Pardini
Former Professional Affiliations: President, Brittan Acres PTA; Chairperson, Chicken's Ball Steering Committee.

Amy Sahn
Professional Affiliations: North Star Site Council Member; Chairperson, North Star Academy Environmental Committee; Chairperson, Temple Beth Jacob Chesed Project Chairperson; Member, Elks Club. Former Professional Affiliations: Member, Temple Beth Jacob Board of Directors; Member, San Jose Downtown Association.

Julia San Bartolome
Professional Affiliations: Current Parent at Family Connections.

Genaro Solorio
Professional Affiliations: Former Parent at Belle Haven Family Connections.

“After graduating from Family Connections when my son went to Kindergarten, I helped in the classroom as a teacher’s aid during the art program. I wanted to see his development in the classroom. He was happy to see his Mom there too!”

Margarita Herrera, Family Connections parent and mother of two children 8 and 2.5 years old