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Board of Directors

Redwood City Child Development Center
2015-2016 Board of Directors


Sherry Warp, President

Sherry Warp has served on the Board of Directors of the RCCDP since 2009. She has a deep commitment to children and their families and has worked in the field of Special Education in public schools for 30 years.  As a Speech/Language Pathologist, Program Specialist and Coordinator of Special Education Curriculum and Staff Development, Sherry has worked for children with special needs from birth through 22 years of age.  She holds an MA in Speech/Language Pathology from San Diego State University.  She has volunteered to screen preschoolers’ vision since 1996 including screening the children at the RCCDP each year!  Sherry believes that it is never too early to support children and their families so they are successful in school and life.

Patricia E. Hart, Vice President

Pat has been a member of the RCCDP Board since 2005.  She has a legal background and currently holds the position of General Counsel at QuickLogic Corporation, a publicly traded semi-conductor company.  Pat believes that education is the foundation for success and she cannot emphasize enough the importance of preparing children for kindergarten so that every child is given the opportunity to start their school years with the foundation required to grow.  Pat has a B.A. in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Diana Buffington, Executive Director

Diana Buffington has been with the Redwood City Child Development Program since August of 2010. Diana has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1996 in both Non-Profit and For Profit Programs in San Francisco and along the Peninsula. She has worked in an administrative capacity for South of Market Childcare, Inc., Peninsula Family Service, and Marin Day Schools.  (more)

Shirley Stevens, Secretary

Shirley Stevens is an enthusiastic supporter of early childhood education and has been a Board member for the RCCDP since 2005.  She is a retired school teacher who taught grades K-6 for 35 years in Hawaii and Sunnyvale, California.  While in Sunnyvale, Shirley mentored new teachers for five years and was honored as both the Sunnyvale and Santa Clara County Teacher of the Year in 1999.  She received her teaching degree from Sacramento State College.

Nicole Green, Treasurer

Nicole Green is an independent consultant specializing in project management and operations. She is also the co-founder of DUDE. be nice, a lifestyle clothing brand. Prior to these roles, Nicole held various positions at Del Monte Food, Inc., Walmart eCommerce, and Gap, Inc.  She began her career at Montgomery & Co., a boutique investment bank.  Nicole is passionate about providing early childhood development opportunities to all children and has served on the Board of Directors at the Redwood City Child Development Program since 2006.  She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Public Policy from Stanford University.


Seana Donahue

Seana is an experienced practitioner of early childhood development having served most recently as a Licensed School Psychologist with Norfolk Public Schools in Virginia. Her collaboration with teachers, families, and social workers impressed upon her the importance of holistic approaches that support a child’s cognitive, physical, and emotional needs. Seana joined the RCCDP Board in the spring 2015, and looks forward to supporting this special community. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia, an MS in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, and an EdS in School Psychology from the College of William and Mary.

Hank Scherf

Hank Scherf has served on the RCCDP board since 1989.   Hank is a Certified Financial Planner® with MetLife.  Previously he served as vice president of sales with several startup technology companies in Silicon Valley, and is a retired Naval Aviator. He is also on the executive board and past president of the Pacific Skyline Council, Boy Scouts of America and is president of Northern California and Northern Nevada Boy Scouts of America.  Hank is also on the executive board of the Hiller Aviation Museum.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has an MS in Mech. Engr. from N.C. State and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Kathy Schmidt

Kathy Schmidt joined the Board of the RCCDP in 2000.  She is an architect with a varied career in architecture and business and recently retired from Real Estate Development with Eden Housing, Inc., a nonprofit affordable housing developer that builds, owns and manages apartments for low-income residents in the greater Bay Area.  Her work in low-income housing inspired her interest in preschool educational services.  Kathy has BA, Master of Architecture and MBA degrees from Stanford University.

Glenn Snyder

Glenn Snyder joined the RCCDP Board in 2015.  His career has taken him through several international finance and strategy roles at firms like Union Bank, Franklin Templeton, Visa and is currently the Director of International Strategy at Charles Schwab.  Glenn has a passion for education, volunteering with the Junior Achievement Program to teach High School Economics in South San Jose and International Trade and Finance at San Francisco State University.  Glenn is also the author of a novel, One Moment in Time. Glenn has a BA  from UCLA in International Economics and an MBA in International Business and Finance from the University of San Francisco.

Mariya Anderson

Mariya Anderson is the Development Director at The Bridge School, an education institution that serves children with cerebral palsy who have complex communication and mobility needs. She holds a degree in Finance from Baruch College and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In addition to working with RCCDP, Mariya is on the board of Angel Flight West and is an avid helicopter and single-engine airplane pilot. Mariya is deeply passionate about early childhood education, equality, and community service.