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Kurt Ohlfs

Kurt Ohlfs

Executive Director

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Kurt has served as the PACE Executive Director since June 2005. With his strengths in technology operations and business management, Kurt has been instrumental in implementing improvements at PACE in organizational management and technology innovation.

Karen Kennan

Karen Kennan

Assistant Executive Director

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Karen is experienced in non-profit management, fund-raising, program development, strategic planning and community outreach. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and a MBA from the University of California, Haas School of Business.

Naomi Omotola-Betiku, Ph.D.

Naomi Omotola-Betiku, Ph.D.

Director of Education and Behavioral Services

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Naomi has worked in the field of social services for approximately 15 years with emphasis on children with learning disabilities or developmental delays. She comes to PACE from her time as a childcare specialist, Behavior Therapist and clinical director in the Los Angeles area where she worked out of UCLA and with a consulting group. She holds a BS in Psychobiology and a PhD in Developmental Psychology from UCLA.

Karyn Caradonna

Karyn Caradonna

Director of Human Resources

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Karyn has over 15 years serving in Human Resources, both in high-tech and non-profit sectors. Karyn’s background covers a full range of HR functions with emphasis in areas of recruitment, on-boarding, employee relations, and reorganizations. She is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) with extensive employee compensation experience. She holds a B.A. from San Jose State University.

Marta Weinstock, MBA

Marta Weinstock, MBA

Marketing and Resource Development Manager

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Marta Weinstock comes to PACE with extensive experience in marketing, operations and development. Her professional experience includes working for start-ups, non profit organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Marta is responsible for the strategic and tactical marketing and development plans for Pacific Autism Center for Education. Her passion is in building advocacy for the under-served populations to make a greater difference in our world.

Todd Wood

Todd Wood

Finance Manager

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Todd Wood has worked for over 30 years as an accountant in the SF Bay Area. His professional experience includes evaluating financial systems as well as quality assurance and audits for engineering and technology companies. Todd is responsible for all the financial management of the PACE agency, including payroll administration and accounts payable/receivable.

Dave Gilbreth

Dave Gilbreth

Residential and Facilities Manager

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Dave comes to PACE with over 30 years in Logistics, Operations, Personnel, and Contract Management. His most recent experience includes working directly in a non-profit supporting the operations for children and adults with disabilities. Dave has also been awarded recognition by the Special Olympics with over 15 yrs. of generous service.


Board of Directors

The PACE Board of Directors is responsible for all fiduciary decisions, strategic direction, policy, and leadership. To contact a board member by email, send your message to: email hidden; JavaScript is required. To send a message via postal service, please address your letter to:

Board of Directors
Pacific Autism Center for Education
1880 Pruneridge Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

The PACE Board

Tom McGovern, President
Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield 

David Setti, Vice President
Branch Manager, 02 Mortgage

Thomas Marchok, Treasurer
Sr. Director, Corp. Development, Cisco Systems

Kurt Ohlfs, Secretary (non-voting)
Executive Director, PACE

Paul Lacy,
Sr. Finance Director, Symantec

Jeff Fallick
Managing Principal, ONEDigital

Lisa Grisalin
Partner/Broker, Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley

Harry Lopez, Esq.
Partner, Berliner Cohen Law

Debbie McCarroll
Dir. Business Dev., Sequoia Wealth Advisors

Sarah Mudgett

Mark Peper
COO, Sunshine Senior Living

Advisory Board

Penny Barrett
Past Board Member

Tom Crotty
Managing Director of Financial Administration, U.S. Bank Wealth Management

Joe Dermer
Attorney, Dermer Law Firm

Tom Hayes
Sr. Partner, Cassidy Turley Commercial

Christian E. Picone, Esq.
Partner, Berliner Cohen Law

Madhu Ranganathan
Past Board Member


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