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Meet PAMP Co-President Alice Chao

Posted By Communications Manager, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 24, 2017

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.”


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Welcome to the New PAMP Board of Directors

Posted By Communications Manager, Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Updated: Sunday, May 28, 2017

PAMP Members have spoken! This week the new PAMP Board of Directors takes their roles and will look forward to building on the work of the previous board in an effort to make PAMP even better. We want to give a heartfelt thank you to the outgoing board for all of their hard work over the past two years and in the coming weeks we will individually profile each of the new members, but, if you’re new to PAMP or were unable to vote, we’d like to introduce you to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors.

Alice Chao

Alice joined PAMP in 2015 when her daughter was 6 months old. As a new mom, PAMP provided the support she needed and because of her experiences, she began volunteering with the organization. She’s currently the Associate Director at Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy and served as the Membership Director for the 2016-2017 year.


Mary Kate Stimmler
Soon after Mary Kate found out she was going to be a parent, she joined PAMP. In the year she has been a member, PAMP has helped her find a nanny, carrier and members have answered any questions she had. The support she received drove her to want to help build the PAMP community. She has a PhD from UC Berkeley and works at Google where she is responsible for using social science to understand and improve employee engagement.


Sarah Mitchell

A transplant from Canada, Sarah moved to the Bay Area in 2014 where she quickly joined PAMP and made friends at PAMP playdates. Over the years, she has been an active PAMP volunteer and values the resource PAMP has become for her. She’s a trained chiropractor and has worked in business to business sales, but currently tries to empower parents to teach their children to sleep. Sarah recently wrote an article for our blog on surviving the four month sleep regression. 


Emily Chu

Emily joined PAMP in 2016, soon after the birth of her son, and found the events calendar useful in finding activities. She’s a controller at a private partnership in Palo Alto. Emily joined the board as a Member at Large in 2017 and is now expanding her role to utilize her accounting background as the organization’s treasurer.



Lisa Liu

After having her son, Lisa moved to Menlo Park and joined PAMP to get to know other parents nearby. Currently she’s a partner at The Mitzel Group, LLP where she heads up the business and corporate transactions practice.





Marketing & Communications
Liz Austin

A recent transplant to the Bay Area, Liz has over 15 years of international experience in marketing and communications. Her prior positions have included working as the marketing and communications manager for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival from 2014-2016 and she is currently a brand and marketing consultant. She is also developing and writing an culture blog for Silicon Valley – Ulterior Life.



Melissa McAlpine

Mom of twin girls, Melissa joined PAMP in 2016 when she and her husband moved to Maountain View from San Francisco. Melissa has spent the past eight years working in product management and user experience at a variety of consumer-facing companies in the media, travel and wearable tech industries.









Rebecca Cafiero

Rebecca joined PAMP after her son was born in early 2016 and made great friends through PAMP events. She has a 15 year background in real estate and residential development and owns a boutique real estate brokerage. Rebecca is a certified in holistic health and nutrition and has an online wellness company that has served more than 5,000 customers and put together dozens of social and philanthropy events. She is also the president for the Northern California chapter of a non-profit health education group where she plans and executes educational events.



Member at Large
Nicole Pollock

In August 2016 Nicole and her family moved from San Francisco to Menlo Park and she quickly joined PAMP. She has spent the past 12 years working for tech companies Adobe, SalesForce and OpenTable, and currently works at Google. 

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