Our Board of Directors
Redwood City Child Development Center 2020-2021 Board of Directors
Glenn Snyder, President
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 Digital Realty. Currently, Glenn is the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Global Growth, a worldwide Private Equity firm with over 125 operating companies across four continents. 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.
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.
Kiri Fluetsch, Executive Director
Kiri Fluetsch joined Redwood City Child Development Program in November 2017. She has worked and studied in the Early Childhood Education field since 2008, completing her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction. Kiri has taught in a wide range of education settings, from home based childcare, working with California Children’s Services in a physical therapy capacity as well as a lead teacher at a private preschool in Santa Clara County. She has developed tested and implemented curriculum for multiple schools and Gymboree Play and Learn Programs. She is a passionate educator excited to play and learn along with the children, families and staff at Redwood City Child Development Program.
Sherry Warp, Secretary
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.
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.
Hank Scherf, Member
Hank Scherf is a past president of RCCDP and has served on the board since 1989. Hank is a Certified Financial Planner® with MassMutual. Previously he served as vice president of sales with several startup technology companies in Silicon Valley, and is a retired Naval Aviator. He serves on the executive board of the Pacific Skyline Council, Boy Scouts of America and on the executive board of the Western Region, Boy Scouts of America. He is also on the executive board of the Hiller Aviation Museum and is currently Chair of the San Mateo County Veterans Commission. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from N.C. State and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Bhavna Agarwal, Member
Bhavna Agarwal joined the RCCDP Board in 2020. Her career has taken her through several roles in high tech companies in silicon valley firms like Google, Amazon, Intuit, Logitech is a successful leader in the technical program management space. Bhavna believes in the education of our children with utmost importance; they are the future of our world to come. She has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science. She has volunteered with several programs in teaching Mathematics, Science, Benefits of Technology in betterment of the world at various phases of her life to children and adults of all ages. This is her way to give back to the community inspired by mentors throughout her professional and personal life.
Efrat Shimoni, Member
Efrat Shimoni joined the RCCDP Board in 2019. Efrat is a Finance executive with more than 20 years of experience in various leadership positions with technology companies in the bay area. Efrat’s passion and appreciation for early childhood education started with her parenting journey for her child with special needs. She observed the benefits early childhood education provided to her child and considers those to be “life-changing”. Efrat believes that providing our kids a positive developmental, social and emotional experience during their early years gives them a significant advantage, and enables them to grow and become independent, self-motivated, and happy individuals, such as her child is today.