Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The ACC Board of Directors is dedicated to the mission, sustainability and success of the Agency. The Board is comprised of community volunteers with a wide range of skills and talents that reflect the diversity of our community.

Shauna O’Brien – President

Shauna O’Brien, a Los Angeles native, currently serves as President of the ACC Board of Directors. She has been a member of the board since 2013. Shauna is a School Psychologist with the LAUSD and has worked extensively with their Early Childhood Education department. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College (MA) and an Ed.S. in Educational Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. She has enjoyed being part of an organization that provides an enriching early learning experience for so many children in our community, including her own son who currently attends ACC.

Dan Rasmussen – Vice President

Dan Rasmussen is Vice President of ACC’s board of directors. He is a proud parent of one ACC alum who is now a kindergartener at a local charter school, and one current preschooler in the Rainbows classroom. He was born and raised in the Pasadena/Altadena community and attended John Muir High School. Dan is a Fire Captain with the City of Downey Fire Department and the Union President of the Downey Firefighter’s IAFF Local 3473. He is an active member in the ACC safety program, assisting with site safety analysis as well as evaluating ACC staff and school natural disaster preparedness during the annual county wide “Great Shake Out” disaster drill. Dan’s experience in organized labor gives him a passion for focusing on the staff members who are the core of the ACC program. Dan has a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Arizona.

Elizabeth Tatum – Secretary

Board Secretary Elizabeth Tatum is a freelance musician, bookkeeper, and voice teacher with a B.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of the Pacific. She is a Southern California native and attended private and public schools in Pasadena. She is the mother of an ACC alumna, and the daughter of former ACC Board VP & Marketing Committee member, Sarah Tatum. Elizabeth has also assisted with Marketing Committee duties. She has served as Parent Coordinator and Communications Liaison for the Verdugo Young Musicians Association/Longfellow Outreach Project, and currently serves at All Saints Church, Pasadena as a member of the Children, Youth, and Families Committee and as Co-Chair of the Director of Music Search Committee; in addition, she has been a staff soloist at All Saints since 1992.

Brandon Parsons – Treasurer

Brandon is the current treasurer of Altadena’s Children Center and has been a member of the board since 2015.   Brandon is a present parent of a member of the Rainbows, Landon Parsons, as well as a parent of an alum, Sarah Parsons.  Brandon has an MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School and an MA in Economics from the University of Detroit Mercy.  He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Brandon teaches economics, global business, and business integration classes to both graduate and undergraduate students, as a full-time practitioner faculty member, at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business.  Before his teaching career, Brandon worked in litigation, corporate finance, and corporate management.  Brandon met his wife Catherine while traveling in Iceland and moved to Los Angeles in 2011.

George Van Alstine

The Reverend George Van Alstine is a founding board member of ACC and has served on the Board of Directors since the agency’s inception in 1982. He currently serves as the agency’s Treasurer. George has just completed his fortieth year of ministry at Altadena Baptist Church. During that time, he has been involved in the spiritual journeys of some of the church’s families through three generations. He has also been active in the Pasadena/Altadena community, particularly in the areas of race relations and support of public education. He served eight years on the Pasadena School Board and is the author of The Christian and the Public Schools (Abington, 1982). His own education includes earning a BA degree in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University (1958), as well as two graduate degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity in preparation for Christian ministry (1961) and Master of Theology in New Testament studies (1962).

J.R. Davies

J.R. Davies joined the ACC Board in 2017 and brings with him over 10 years of experience with various non-profit organizations. During those years, he has served in an assortment of positions including 2 separate terms as a Chairperson. He decided to join the ACC Board because he wanted to be a part of an organization that has had such an important role in the development of so many children over the years, especially his own son who is currently attending ACC. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading and watching cheesy b-rated movies. He has an uncanny sense of humor and loves to make people laugh.

Scott Lundy

Scott Lundy is a current parent of a child at ACC and has been on the Board of Directors since 2017. Scott is a Software Developer and has his own IT Consulting business working with both US and International clients. He joined the Board because of his desire to take a more active role in his child’s education as well as to be involved with shaping the direction ACC is heading in the future. Technology is becoming a much bigger part of our everyday life and as ACC evolves it is important that it is integrated in an appropriate fashion. Scott hopes to use his experience to help incorporate technology at ACC in a way that complements the educational philosophy as well as helping improve operational efficiency. Scott graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

Vincent Chan

Vincent Chan has been a member of the Board since 2017. As a father of a child attending ACC’s toddler program, Mr. Chan is interested in the growth and stability of ACC. Mr. Chan earned a M.B.A. from CSU, Fullerton and has been involved in project management in the financial industry for more than 15 years. Currently, he also serves as the Secretary for the Los Angeles Lodge of Chinese American Citizens Alliance, a non-profit civil right advocacy organization with various scholarship and internship programs for youth. 

Claudine Voznick

Claudine Voznick has been an ACC mom since August 2015. She is employed by the University of Southern California (Fight on!) as an Executive Assistant to the Chief Investment Officer. In addition to her duties on the investment desk, she is the USC Good Neighbors Campaign Department Lead for the Investment Team. The USC Good Neighbors Campaign is Campaign that has transformed the neighborhoods around both downtown and health science campuses. The annual initiative has supported an array of educational programs enhancing outcomes for K-12 students, as well as better health and fitness for all as well as providing significant economic development to support job opportunities and investing in public safety programs creating safer communities for families. She has most recently been elected to the Altadena PTA Board as the Fundraising Chair, continues to act as an Ambassador of Altadena for the American Red Cross and is most actively engaged in getting her community, home and workplace, ready for a disaster by becoming C.E.R.T. trained. Previously she was the Treasurer for the Altadena Moms Club and was the Executive Assistant to Suzanne Nora Johnson, the former Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Caryn Rothschild

Caryn Rothschild is the current parent of two children at ACC and has been on the Board since 2017. A Pasadena native, Caryn received her B.A. from Reed College in Portland, OR. She currently serves as Senior Director of Major Gifts at Occidental College and has raised over $11 million over the course of her fundraising career, including numerous five, six, and seven figure gifts from individuals and Southern California’s largest Foundations. Caryn has also worked for Los Angeles Universal Preschool (now known as Child 360) and has been part of record-breaking fundraising campaigns at both Scripps College and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. She has previously served on the board of the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project, as inaugural Chair of the Southern California MS Society’s Young Professionals Group, and as President of her former Homeowner’s Association.