Kids’ Country’s Leadership Team brings years of experience in child development, business, nonprofit and program management, and fund development.
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.
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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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.
STEAM Specialist/ Educator
Summer & Enrichment Coordinator
Facilities Specialist II
This is Kids' Country
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.