Leadership

Board of Directors (2016-2017) 

Senior Management Team

Jim Kaczkowski, President                    

A recent California transplant from Chicago, Jim brings to the 4Cs Board many decades of experience and expertise in the education and marketing fields. As a former school board member and father to three grown sons, Jim's passion and dedication to quality care and education for children, along with his innovative and creative eye, makes Jim a valuable asset to the agency. When not serving as Board president, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, going on culinary adventures inside the kitchen and out, and bicycling around his new island home: Alameda.

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Renee Herzfeld, Executive Director

Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Renee has been with 4Cs of Alameda County since 1986. Her work in family child care homes and centers prior to starting at 4Cs as an intern, and now with almost 30 years of 4Cs working in most departments, gives Renee a unique, and very experienced, perspective on the programs and communities 4Cs works with. Renee's passion for motivating and encouraging others to facilitate positive individual and organizational change is evident whether working with 4Cs staff or leading or serving on committees focused on Early Care and Education throughout California. When not at work, Renee enjoys having fun with her husband, two daughters, and dog Avi.

Joan Bayston, Vice President

Joan joined the 4Cs Board of Directors after beginning a Master's degree program at University of San Francisco and speaking to a colleague about the work and impact 4Cs of Alameda has on reducing systemic poverty. Joan's experience as CFO for other nonprofits, MBA, and expertise in the non-profit and for-profit finance industry is a welcome addition to the Board. Born and raised in Nashville, Joan and her three teenagers, two dogs, and a cat call the East Bay their home. When her calendar allows, Joan spends time reading, cheering on the San Francisco Giants, and attending concerts with her teenagers.

           

Ida Hortinela, Director, Finance

Born in the Philippines and now residing in Alameda County for almost three decades (and half that time at 4Cs), Ida brings the agency a wealth of financial information and knowledge overseeing all of 4Cs accounting department operations. Ida enjoys the challenges and responsibility of overseeing risk-management and fiscal management of the agency and, in doing so, making a difference in the lives of those who most need the help and support of 4Cs. After spending the week crunching numbers, Ida relaxes with the help of her Jack Russell Terrier, Novie, husband, grown son, and new granddaughter.

David W. Joslin, Secretary

David joins 4Cs Board of Directors as a finance, accounting, and operations expert with over 20 years of experience in the field. In 2013, David joined 4Cs Board of Directors and, with his professional knowledge and experience serving on committees focused on legislative recommendations to family and child services in the Bay Area, he is an asset to the agency. When he is not volunteering his time to community service, David enjoys spending time with his wife Teresa and their large blended family rooting on the Green Bay Packers.  

  

Erika McIntosh, Director, Human Resources  & Administration

Erika began working at Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Alameda County 18 years ago when she applied in a newspaper ad for a part-time HR Manager position at 4Cs. Almost two decades later and Erika still enjoys getting to know staff members daily through interviews, meetings, and office visits. Erika, her husband, three children, and cat named Brother live in Hayward and while, pre-children, Erika's favorite pastime was vacationing with her husband, now, post-kids, one of her greatest enjoyments is a clean and quiet house.

Renee Tucker, Treasurer

 

Rosemary Obeid, Director, Programs

Twenty seven years ago when Rosemary and her young family relocated from Berkeley to Fremont she contacted 4Cs for help in finding day care and after-school care for her children, a few years later, she would contact 4Cs again when a position opened up at the agency she was interested in. More than two decades later and Rosemary uses her master's degree in Child Development daily as she works with her talented and dedicated coworkers at 4Cs toward the common goal of developing stronger families and children. When she is not directing the Resource and Referral and Child Health and Nutrition departments, Rosemary enjoys spending time with her husband, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel LuLu, cat Chloe, two grown children, and her vivacious 6-year-old granddaughter who keeps her young with many energetic playdates.

 

Joanne Lacsina, Director

Raised in Hayward and living in Oakland, when Joanne joined 4Cs’ Board of Directors, she learned first-hand that the clients 4Cs of Alameda County serves are her neighbors both in her hometown and current home. As an aunt and long-time supporter of underrepresented youth, 4Cs services and programs hit close to home. With many years of experience working in the nonprofit arena, Joanne’s focus on data collection and analytics in the nonprofit sector brings these skills to the 4Cs of Alameda County’s Board of Directors. When she is not working or volunteering for a NPO, Joanne enjoys staying active with yoga, hiking, swimming, playing frisbee and spending time with her friends and family.  

Paulene Prevatt-McCarthy, Director,  Programs

Almost 25 years ago, Paulene replied to a newspaper ad that 4Cs published looking for an Outreach Worker. A quarter of a century later and Paulene says the highlight of her work remains seeing the families and children that 4Cs helps grow and thrive. In addition to rooting on the families that walk through 4Cs' doors, Paulene spends football season (and pre- and post- season) rooting on her beloved Oakland Raiders. A diehard Raiders fan, you will find Paulene – and sometimes her daughter and family – at every home game and frequently traveling to away games. 

Kristina Le, Director

As a mom of two wonderful sons, Kristina is intimately aware of the importance of quality child care and how vital it is for those entrusted with caring for young children to be prepared to provide children with a caring, nurturing learning environment. In line with her work as District Area President at Wells Fargo, Kristina brings to the 4Cs Board of Directors a passion for working in and with the Alameda County community. When not dedicating her time to her community, Kristina, a native of Saigon, Vietnam, enjoys spending time with her own children and traveling the world experiencing new and different cultures.

 

Dan Kimble, Director

After meeting Executive Director Renee and Board member Jim at a networking event, Dan knew the mission and team at 4Cs was a perfect match for him as a board member. As an Executive Coach and CEO of Resonance Executive Coaching, and father of a 5-year-old son, Indiana, Dan is aware of the journey families traverse in the youngest years of their children’s lives and the critical role leaders have in making change at an agency-wide level. Outside of his paid and volunteer work initiating change and growth, Dan enjoys spending time with his son, playing guitar, racing cars, beach days, and quality time with his friends and family.