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Jan Cohen, Interim Executive Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan has taken on the leadership of CCP during this period of transition, as she has done 13 other times for nonprofit organizations, especially preschool and children’s services organizations. Jan has worked in the nonprofit sector in our area since 1984, was the founder of Project HIRED, and has had leadership roles in other local organizations. Prior to moving to California, Jan was an early childhood special education teacher for 17 years in Virginia and Maryland public schools. Jan has a BA from University of Massachusetts, an MA from University of Maryland, early childhood and special education classes from University of Virginia, and certificate in Marketing from University of California Santa Cruz.
Toni Cassar, Sr Director of Finance & Operations - email@example.com
Prior to joining CCP in August 2015, Toni worked for eight years as Director of Finance & IT at CORO Northern California, Inc. in San Francisco. Her successful career spans two decades working with leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. As a strong strategist, Toni brings critical thinking and problem-solving skills and balances quantitative analytical skills with empathy and emotional intelligence. Toni holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania. She also received an A.S. in Computer Network Engineering from Westwood College of Technology.
David Aliamus, Site Supervisor - CCP Half Moon Bay, School-Age Center
David has been with Coastside Children's Programs since 1996. He began as a Co-Supervisor, and in 2006 was appointed as the Site Supervisor of the Half Moon Bay Center. David holds a A.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and a Site Supervisory Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He is the proud recipient of the 2009 Mary Elizabeth Griffin Children's Award, a San Mateo County-wide recognition for his contributions and commitment to serving children. A resident of Half Moon Bay, David is actively involved in the community. He serves as a member of the Second Harvest Food Bank Advisory Committee, a member of the Hatch Elementary School Site Council and supervisor for Hatch's Homework Club, a Little League baseball coach, and on Sunday mornings as a caregiver for the smallest children at Mariner's Community Church.
Nicole Olsen, Site Supervisor - CCP El Granada, PreK & School-Age Center
Nicole has been working in the child-care field for 20 years, joined CCP in 2009, and has served as Site Supervisor for the last 8 years. She has her A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. Over the years, Nicole has had the opportunity and experience of working and challenging herself in different positions and applying various teaching styles. A 15-year resident of Pacifica with her husband and two school-age children, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and considers herself very fortunate to enjoy meaningful relationships with children and families throughout the Coastside community.
Mary Brisebois, Site Supervisor - CCP Montara, Preschool & School-Age Center
Mary has been with Coastside Children’s Programs for more than 15 years and has been a teacher, Assistant Director and now a Site Supervisor for the agency. She holds her A.A. degree in Early Childhood Education and a Site Supervisor Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. From the time her daughter started Kindergarten, Mary has been active in the classroom and community, serving as a Girl Scout leader for 4 years and a guidance counselor in the 4-H Horse program for 4 years. She enjoys working with children, especially experiencing their incredible imaginations and hearing stories that make her smile. Taking walks with her dogs on the beach, or the many trails around El Granada, are her favorite things to do when she's not teaching.
Maru Perez-Viana, Site Supervisor - CCP Half Moon Bay Preschool
In 1990, Maru left her native Venezuela and moved to California with her daughter. She began her preschool teaching career working as an aide while taking Early Childhood Education (ECE) classes at Merritt College. After 15 years in Oakland, Maru moved to the Coastside and joined the CCP team in September 2005. Maru has worked in a variety of settings, including Montessori schools, parent co-ops, family day care centers, Head Start programs, and agency preschools. Bringing this diverse experience to her work, Maru is an innovative leader as CCP Half Moon Bay's Preschool's Site Supervisor. Maru's personal creativity and compassion shine through in her work, and she incorporates music, dance, art, cooking, and English and Spanish language skills to the CCP preschool cirriculum.