Board & Committees


CHAIR
Michele McEllroy, Owner/Director, The Cuddle Zone, Allentown

PAST CHAIR
Ruby Martin, York, PA 

TREASURER
Christine Dragan, Assistant Director of Professional Development, Community Services for Children, Allentown

SECRETARY
Aliya Johnson-Roberts, Executive Director, Pratt Street Learning Center, Inc., Philadelphia

HONORARY LIFE DIRECTOR
Mary Graham, Executive Director, Children's Village Child Care Center, Philadelphia

DIRECTORS
  • Damaris Alvarado, Executive Director, Children's Playhouse, Philadelphia
  • Mindy Barbakoff, Director, Childspace Too Day Care Center, Philadelphia 
  • Zakiyyah Boone, CEO, Wonderspring, Narberth
  • Elana Como, President, Northwest Institute of Research, LLC, Erie
  • Jolie Cover, Owner, Begin with Us, Altoona
  • Maddy Malis, Retired President & CEO/Consultant, Federation Early Learning Services, Philadelphia
  • Christy S. Renjilian, Executive Director, Child Care Consultants, York
  • Margaret (Kampa) Rivera, Director of Child Care, Holy Redeemer Health System, Jenkintown
  • Cheryl R. Smith, Early Learning, Child Development, and Education Programs, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  • Shawna Starling, Vice President of Intervention and Development, Brightside Academy, Philadelphia/Pittsburgh
  • Nina Wolfarth, Curriculum Specialist, Child Development Centers, Inc., Erie
PACCA is comprised of the following committees:
  • Bylaws Committee (Board)
  • Education & Policy Committee (Membership)
  • Membership Committee (Membership)
  • Professional Development Committee (Membership)
  • T.E.A.C.H. Advisory Committee (Board, Members, & Partners)
  • Executive Committee (Board)
  • Finance Committee (Board)
  • Nominating Committee (Board)