Kids’ Country’s Leadership Team brings years of experience in child development, business, nonprofit and program management, and fund development.
Stacy Litteral joined the Kids’ Country team in early 2008. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California. Stacy attended Stanford’s prestigious Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders where she was able to meet, learn from and be inspired by non-profit leaders from all over the world. She has been a lead presenter at both state and national conferences related to after school programs on various leadership topics. Stacy is very involved in the Tri-Valley community as an alum of Leadership San Ramon Valley 2015, a Twin Creeks Elementary Site Council volunteer, and a member of the San Ramon Rotary Club. Stacy has been married to her husband Shaun since 2005 and has two beautiful children, Mason and Emma. Mason and Emma both attend Kids’ Country at Twin Creeks. She enjoys cooking, reading and taking family trips to Disneyland.
Gina Pacheu, Finance Director, joined the Kids’ Country family in 2012. She brings with her over 20 years of accounting and finance experience from both the public and private sector. Prior to coming to Kids’ Country, Gina served as the Budget Director in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She also spent nearly a decade at ADP, Inc. in a variety of Financial Planning and Analysis positions. Gina earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and also holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco. Gina has lived in the Tri-Valley area since 2000 and currently resides in San Ramon with her husband and their two children. Gina is very passionate about exceptional and enriching children’s programming. She is very involved in the community and volunteers in various parent organizations including the PTA. Gina and her family love the outdoors, especially skiing, kayaking and biking, and spend their free time at their cabin in Lake Tahoe.
Ann joined Kids’ Country in 2014 as a Program Manager, supporting program quality and professional development for staff. Most recently, Ann was a Program Director overseeing multiple child care centers throughout the Bay Area and Central Valley with Child Development Incorporated, working in partnership with the Program Development team in offering training opportunities for staff, supporting continuous program quality improvement and innovation for both preschool and school age programs. Throughout her 20+ year career, she has worked not only in after school programs but has also overseen government contracts to provide child care, advocacy initiatives, and Resource & Referral programs.
Ann earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development with a minor in Asian American Studies at the University of California at Davis. She also participated in the Santa Clara County Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute offered by the University of Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management. Ann has lived in San Ramon since 2004 with her husband and their two children. Both boys have attended summer camps at several sites, with the youngest attending the after school program at Quail Run.
Lisa La Rocca
Human Resources Manager
Lisa joined the staff of Kids’ Country in 2009, originally tasked with manually entering thousands of parent records into Kids’ Country’s new Parent Portal in preparation for its launch that year. She worked with the Finance Department in Accounts Payable and Receivable and managed payroll before joining the Human Resources team. In 2014, Lisa moved into her new role as Human Resources Manager, overseeing payroll for Kids’ Country’s more than 160 employees and recruiting new talent to the organization. Previously, Lisa worked for 10 years in office management with three different Bay Area construction firms where she managed Accounts Payable and Receivable, payroll and inventory. She and her husband Randy moved to Danville in 2007 after raising two children.
Community Engagement Manager
Jessica Burg joined the Kids’ Country team in early 2016. Jessica brings the unique combination of direct service work in out-of-school programs, including the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, and Seattle Parks and Recreation, with years of non-profit fundraising in a variety of youth-focused organizations. Jessica has dedicated her career to ensuring that all youth, regardless of background have access to high quality educational opportunities.
Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and her Master’s in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington in Seattle. After 12 years in the Pacific Northwest, Jessica returned to her hometown of Danville, wanting to raise her three children close to their grandparents and away from the rain! Jessica and her family enjoy being outdoors as much as possible, riding bikes, climbing rocks, and planning their next big adventure.
Lynda joined the Kids Country Team in 2003 bringing with her 25 years of experience in child care including curriculum development, training, and administration. She majored in Nursing at SUNY Binghamton but left that career in her mid twenties when she discovered a passion for working with kids. That passion has led her through many facets of the field from teaching art to running a home day care to center administration. Lynda believes that creativity is something we all possess and has made it her mission to develop staff and program that will inspire and nurture creative kids. In 2011 she presented “Coaching Creativity” at the National Afterschool Association Conference in Orlando FL. She is also an Endorser for the Council on Accreditation, a role that enables her to visit afterschool programs all across the country, both recognizing their contributions to the field and to children, and bringing back fresh new approaches to best serving our kids.
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Kids' Country supports a child's natural curiosity and love of learning in a safe and inspired environment where they can discover their passions and achieve great things.