Board of Directors

Our bylaws stipulate that the majority of our Board members be the parents of children enrolled in our programs. It’s a great formula for keeping everybody’s children our top priority… but we need parents to make it work. Stepping Stones is an incredibly diverse organization with many business, financial, marketing, and regulatory needs. We also welcome the love, care, and consideration that parents provide. Please contact to learn how you might be considered for any future Board openings.


2020 Board Members
Melanie Holm, President
Laura Weir, Vice President 
Courtney Adams, Treasurer
Mary Ann Dias, Secretary
Dan Ligman, Parent Director
Kelly Dickinson, Parent Director
Stephanie Dieble, Parent Director
Cathy Jordan, Parent Director
Paul Scherrah, Parent Director
Patti Tavelli, Parent Director
Leah King, Parent Director
Beth Sarver, Executive Director
Strategic Plan (2012-2015)
By the end of this Strategic Plan in 2015, Stepping Stones will recognize it's 35th Anniversary.  This important milestone will be celebrated with pride!
Strategic Priority #1
Maintain and strengthen financial stability.

Strategic Priority #2
Increase exposure of Stepping Stones Children's Center to internal and external stakeholders.
Strategic Priority #3
Attract, develop and retain excellent staff.

Strategic Priority #4
Provide world-class education programs that support the total development of children.

Strategic Priority #5

Develop a solid personnel infrastructure and implement succession planning.