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Board of Directors

Redwood City Child Development Center
2017-2018 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 Hart has been a member of the RCCDP Board since 2005. She has spent the majority of her professional career serving as in-house counsel with privately and publicly held companies in Silicon Valley.  Pat believes that education is the foundation for success. She cannot emphasize enough the importance of preparing children for kindergarten so that every child is given the opportunity to start school 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)

Glenn Snyder, Secretary

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, Charles Schwab and is now the Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis at Digital Realty.  Glenn has a passion for education, having volunteered with the Junior Achievement Program as well as teaching Managerial Finance 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.

Kathy Schmidt, Treasurer

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.



Mariya Anderson, Member

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.

Kathrine Fan, Member

Katherine Fan joined the RCCDP Board in 2017. She has a background in pediatrics and child psychiatry and she has been in private practice in the SF bay area since 2011.  Previously, she has worked in the Bay Area Children’s Association, Children’s Health Council, Pathway to Wellness Clinic, and Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute.  Katherine is passionate about serving the whole child and she has dedicated her life to children and families in need.  Katherine has a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.D. from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.  She completed a triple board program in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  

Hank Scherf, Member

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 Mechanical Engineering from N.C. State and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.