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.
Jane Davidson currently serves as President of the ACC Board of Directors. She has been a member of the board since 2006. Ms. Davidson is alumni parent with three children who have attended ACC’s programs. Ms. Davidson has over twenty years of administrative and management experience holding executive roles at Arrowhead Research Corporation and Acacia Research Corporation. Ms. Davidson is involved in all aspects of corporate management including business formation and development, accounting and legal issues, human resources, and compliance. Ms. Davidson is also an active Girl Scout leader and volunteer. She earned a B.A. in Biology from Hood College and an M.A. in organizational management from Antioch University.
Dr. Nancy Pine is Vice President of ACC’s Board. Nancy has a 20-year history of research and consulting about young children’s learning in China and the United States. She has taught everything from kindergarten through graduate school, including many years as a primary grades teacher in the Pasadena Unified School District. At Mount St. Mary’s College Los Angeles, where she is a professor emeritus, she directed the Elementary Education Program for 10 years and founded and directed the Bridging Cultures: U.S./China Program. She has been on the ACC board for four years. She also recently highlighted ACC’s exemplary program in a talk to early childhood students and faculty at China Women’s University in Beijing. Dr. Pine is the author of Educating Young Giants: What Kids Learn (And Don’t Learn) in China and the United States.
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).
Elizabeth Tatum is a musician and bookkeeper, and is a Southern California native who attended private and public schools in Pasadena. She is the mother of an ACC alumna, and the daughter of former ACC Board VP & current Marketing Committee member, Sarah Tatum. Elizabeth also assists with Marketing Committee duties. She has served as Parent Coordinator and Communications Liaison for the Verdugo Young Musicians Association/Longfellow Outreach Project, as well as volunteering whenever possible for her daughter’s school field trips and other activities.