PAMP has a new Board of Directors! We’d like to welcome the new crew and say thank you to the outgoing crew. The PAMP Board of Directors finds the sweet spot between "parent" and "professional" -- putting their talents to work behind the scenes for the organization while building a strong home life for their families.
The Board of Directors looks for meaningful ways to fulfill the PAMP mission, which is: Enriching the lives of families with young children, by providing resources, support and community in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and the surrounding areas.
In 2015, PAMP’s Board spent significant time evaluating program offerings and resources to ensure they were consistent with the mission statement. The Board identified certain key goals, including improving PAMP’s online platform and online presence. Our biggest effort and goal in 2015 was preparing for the new online platform. Now that it is launched, we continue to look forward to engaging with you, our members, and further driving both online and in-person connections.
The Board also looked into optimizing event offerings and enhancing new and existing member connections. With this in mind, PAMP is continuing to build on the success of our Farm Day events with more unique events such as bounce house events, Mother’s Day Tea and Member Connection events where PAMP members can get together for food and fun and entertainment for the kids. Two of those recent events were the Jump into Summer (with bounce houses galore!) and the Movie & Pizza Night. And of course, PAMP will continue to host our flagstone events like Family Day and the Preschool Fair.
"Our whole family loves PAMP. Through the years we have been members we have gotten to do some really fun activities and events,” says Co-President of the Board Sarah Sobel. “Family Day is one of our favorites because the kids love having a great picnic lunch with their friends while listening to the concert."
Keep in mind that PAMP relies on volunteers to do everything from article/review contributions to in-a-pinch meals to hosting events. Every Board of Directors position is volunteer -- but you don’t have to be on the board to help out! Many of our volunteers work from home with varied tasks -- from helping with design work to analyzing data to support with optimizing offerings.
“PAMP helps you create a village, which is what we all need when trying to navigate the ups and downs of parenting,” says PAMP member Jacquie.
We know that being a parent can be an all-consuming activity, and we appreciate all that our volunteers do for us. We believe that our members get much more out of their membership through volunteering, both from the satisfaction of having helped and from the connections and friendships formed through volunteering.
Once again, welcome to the new Board:
Sarah Sobel, Co-President
Maya Herstein, Co-President
Marissa Song, Secretary
Lisa Raghav, Treasurer
Alix Pora, Board Director - Engagement
Shirley Shtiegman, Board Director – Legal
Heather Gaillard, Board Director - Marketing & Communications
Alice Chao, Board Director, Membership
Jaimi Haydel, Board Director, Events
Jennifer Wang, Board Director, Member at Large
We hope that all of our members, new and old, take advantage of all PAMP has to offer.