Early Child Development & Early Learning Task Force

Meeting Information

Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesday
of every month
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Zoom Link to be provided with agenda

Contact Information

Staff Rep: Michelle Garrett
Recording Secretary:
Danica Borja
Phone: 626-744-7355
Mailing Address: 100 North Garfield, S232
Pasadena, CA 91101


Task Force Members

Dr. Vera Vignes, Chair Pasadena Council for the Office of the Young Child, Former Superintendent of Schools, Pasadena Unified School District
Efren Aguilar UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities
Geoff Albert Pacific Oaks College Center for Community & Social Impact (CCSI)
Toni Boucher Early Childhood Directors’ Alliance, San Gabriel Valley
Lila Guirguis Karsh Family Social Service Center
Ree A. Harris-Hudson Pasadena Unified School District (Retired)
Dianne Philibosian, Ph.D Former Director of the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing
Marie Kanne Poulsen, Ph.D. Keck School of Medicine
Tony Santilena Former Chair, Human Services Commission
Blanca Siebels State Family Resource Network
Melani Smith Lake Avenue Preschool/Kindergarten
Lisa Clements Kidspace Museum
Susan C. Wood Children’s Center at Caltech
Lindsay Lewis Pasadena Unified School District
Carla Hegwood Office of the Young Child ( Ex-Officio)

About the Task Force

The Early Childhood Development & Early Learning Task Force was convened at the recommendation of Mayor Victor Gordo and the Pasadena City Council at the February 28, 2022 City Council Meeting. The purpose of the Task Force is to work with staff to review the status of the implementation of the Early Childhood Development Policy adopted by City Council on March 23, 2015.