As one of the only returning board members from 2016-2017, Co-President Alice Chao has decided to expand her commitment and responsibility by stepping into a larger role.
Having served as the Membership Chair last year because of her background in public opinion research, Alice has been a member of PAMP since December 2015.
“I had heard about PAMP while I was pregnant, but didn’t find a need for it then,” she says. “When my daughter was about 6 months, I was ready to engage my community more, so I decided to join PAMP. It was at this time that I was also looking for a cleaner and searching for potentially a new nanny, so I had some concrete goals to achieve initially.”
With her daughter now 2, Alice feels she will be able to help maintain and improve the services PAMP delivers, from events to individual playdates.
“In Palo Alto, Menlo Park and surrounding areas, we have a lot of organizations and resources that offer wonderful services to mothers and families,” she says. ‘In order to best serve PAMP members, I would like to ensure that our services are what is needed. If they can be improved upon, then we should do it. And, if we need to pivot some events and offer entirely new events to fit new needs, then we should.”
Alice says her favorite events are Family Day and Preschool Fair, which both demonstrate how substantial the PAMP community is and the type of resources PAMP can offer to its members.
A resident of Mountain View, near the Los Altos border, Alice enjoys taking ballet classes whenever possible, and says her daughter loves Dora the Explorer books that she often reads in Chinese and English.
“I’m excited for all the new board members this year,” she says. “The majority of our board is new, so it will be exciting to get fresh eyes on our work.”