Palo Alto Auxiliary for Children
Volunteers Raising Funds for the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Board of Directors

President Sarah Beetem

Sarah joined in 2005 as a Saturday helper while teaching elementary school. She took over the Fashion Show from Nancy. She likes to read, garden and sew and helps out at Thora's Thimbles when not babysitting grandchildren. She has also served on the Board as President, First Vice President and Treasurer.

Past President Nancy Larsson

Nancy joined PAA in 1999 as a Tuesday PM Cook. She was on the Board as 2nd Vice President and Recording Secretary before introducing and running the American Girl Fashion Show off and on for 13 years. She is the VP of the Association of Auxiliaries for 2017. She loves to spend time with her family, friends, garden and books. Her passion for travel is tempered a bit now that the grandchildren have arrived!

1st Vice President-Projects Ginny Wilson
GinnyWilson90 Ginny joined PAA in 1982 as a Wednesday morning cook, left in 1996 to work full time and then after retiring in 2012 rejoined. Working with the Restaurants with Heart committee is a main focus. Ginny also enjoys hiking, golf, cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time with her two grandsons.
2nd Vice President Melissa Kartz
MelissaKertz90 Melissa joined the PAA in 2015 as the mom of an American Girl Fashion Show model. She has her Masters in Social Work and works with children and families. Melissa loves spending time with her daughter and husband traveling and attending local events. Her favorite thing to do is to "shop til she drops". She joins the board this year as a VP for Membership.
Treasurer Marilyn Anderson
MarilynAnderson90 Marilyn joined PAA in 2007. She and her husband, Arden, have been supporters and volunteers of LPCH since a grandson had brain surgery in 1994 and a granddaughter had a liver transplant in 1994. The whole family is forever grateful for the excellent care the children received. Currently, two Anderson daughters work at the hospital. For 30 years, prior to retirement in 2014, Marilyn was the executive director of the California Family Foundation, based in Palo Alto, and worked primarily in the areas of education and housing for underserved families. Hobbies include sewing, baking, gardening and enjoying 11 grandchildren.
Co-Recording Secretary Kathleen Squellati Kathy joined PAA in 2001 as a Saturday helper. Kathy is retired from the Diocese of San Jose where she worked for the Department of Education. Kathy was a PAA Board member in the past, acting as Recording Secretary and Vice President. She is active in her church and is on the Parish Council. She loves spending time with her husband, children and three grandsons. She enjoys cooking, baking, reading and traveling.
Co-Recording Secretary Cathy Murphy
CathyMurphy90 Cathy retired following a long career in human resource management, and has found her PAA niche in working with Thora's Thimbles activities. When not traveling the globe, she delights in spending time with her children and grandchildren in nearby Mountain View, where she grew up.
Correspondence Secretary Mary Anne York
MaryAnneYork90 Mary Anne joined PAA in 2005 and happily worked as a PM cook until the restaurant closed. Since then she has been actively involved with the American Girl events on various committees. She still enjoys substitute teaching, being a cuddler at LPCH, playing bridge and golf, traveling, playing the cello in a community orchestra, and above all spending time with her family and friends. She joins the board this year as Corresponding Secretary.

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