Board of Directors
Alice Chao, Co-President
I joined PAMP in 2015 when my daughter was about 6 months old. I'm a San Francisco native, but have spent the last 17 years in the Palo Alto/Mountain View area. Being a new mom, I knew I needed support from my local community and PAMP was just what I needed. In just a few short months of joining PAMP, I found myself reaping so many benefits that I felt compelled to volunteer and share my experience. Professionally, I'm Associate Director at Stanford's Center for Deliberative Democracy. I served as PAMP’s Board of Director, Membership during the 2016-2017 year.
Mary Kate Stimmler, Co-President
I joined PAMP in 2016, shortly after finding out I was becoming a parent. I now live in Palo Alto with my daughter Anavi and husband Sunil. I have found a nanny, a Baby Bjorn, and solid parenting advice through PAMP. I have a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. I work at Google where I currently lead responsible for using social science to understand and improve employee engagement. Being a parent can be challenging, especially in the Bay Area, and I am thrilled to help build a supportive community for local parents.
Sarah Mitchell, Secretary
My family and I moved to the Bay area from Canada in October 2014. We joined PAMP on our arrival and I was very grateful for the PAMP playdates to help us make new friends and learn about the area. PAMP has been a great resource for all things family related. Over the years I have volunteered at various PAMP events and now hope to increase my involvement
in this resourceful organization. I have had a unique career which will bring a different perspective to the board. I am trained as a chiropractor, have worked in business to business sales, and have now found my true passion of empowering parents to teach their children to sleep. I look forward to contributing to the PAMP community.
Emily Chu, Treasurer
I joined PAMP in 2016 shortly after the birth of my son. We were looking for fun activities to fill our days and PAMP was and has continued to be a great resource for us. I live in Mountain View with my husband, my 1-year old son, and my 4-year old yellow lab. Professionally, I am a Controller at a private partnership in Palo Alto. I am a firm believer in giving back to the community, and when I was presented with an opportunity to join PAMP Board as a Member at Large in 2017, I seized it without hesitation. I really enjoyed working with smart, talented and loving moms in this role. I hope to continue to support PAMP with my accounting background as PAMP’s Treasurer.
Lisa Liu, Board Director – Legal
Soon after the birth of our son and our move to Menlo Park, I joined PAMP to get to know other parents in Palo Alto and Menlo Park and to get more involved in the community. Professionally, I am a Partner at The Mitzel Group LLP, where I head up our Business and Corporate Transactions practice. I look forward to building on the success of PAMP and connecting with other PAMP members.
Liz Austin, Board Director - Marketing & Communications
As a recent expat from Australia with two girls under five, I quickly became aware of PAMP and its intrinsic role in the successful assimilation to the Bay Area. I now live in Menlo Park and have started writing a culture blog for Silicon Valley. With over 15 years international experience in Marketing & Communications, I look forward to articulating and delivering superior value to our members, as well as finding other like minded families to join in the fun.
Melissa McAlpine - Board Director, Membership
I've been a PAMP member since 2016, when I was pregnant with my identical twin girls. My husband and I had just moved down to Mountain View after 10 years in San Francisco and a couple years in NYC. Joining PAMP seemed like the perfect way to meet families with young kids and new moms--so far it has been just that! I grew up in Los Altos and I'm a Mountain View High graduate so it's been full circle to return to the area and settle down with my family.
Professionally, after a few detours in my career--including dropping out of an art history PhD program--I've spent the last 8 years happily working in product management and user experience at a variety of consumer-facing companies in media, travel, marketplaces, and wearable tech. I hope that my experience in creating fun, personalized customer experiences for users will contribute to building up the vibrant PAMP community. I'm looking forward to being a part of this amazing org!
Rebecca Cafiero - Board Director, Events
I've been living in the Bay Area for the past four years, though becoming a mother here has helped grow the roots to call it home. I've been a PAMP member since my son was born in February 2016 and I've met some dear friends through PAMP events!
Professionally, I have a 15 year background in real estate and residential development and own a boutique real estate brokerage. My real passion is in health and personal development (I'm certified in holistic health and nutrition). Through my online wellness company, we have served more than 5,000 customers and completed dozens of social and philanthropy events. I also serve as the president for Nor Cal for a non-profit health education group, where I plan and execute educational events.
I look forward to bringing my passion for events, creating community and being a mother to the PAMP community!
Nicole Pollock, Board Director, Member at Large
I joined PAMP in August, 2016 when my family moved from San Francisco to Menlo Park after 13 years. We have a 1 year old and 4 year old and wanted to be in the know. PAMP has been a wonderful resource for our young family.
I have a background in tech and have spent the last 12 years at Adobe, SalesForce, OpenTable, and most recently Google with a proven track record of scaling sales organizations, collaborating with product and Engineering to build what users want, and driving new product adoption.
Looking forward to the great opportunity to contribute to the success and growth of the outstanding PAMP Community.
Becky Genauer, Operations Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Melissa McKenzie, Marketing & Communications Manager (email@example.com)
Rita Patel, Events Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Divya Visweswaran, Membership Manager (email@example.com)