FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2021
CONTACT: Gustavo Caraveo | Gustavo@childadvocatessv.org
MILPITAS, CA — Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of new board member, Alicia Partee, CEO and Founder of Generation Mobility AS.
“Alicia is a wonderful addition to our board. Her experience in strategic management combined with her ‘people-first’ mindset will be essential towards the agency’s efforts to recruit diverse candidates while increasing engagement with current volunteers. ” said Frederick J. Ferrer, CEO of Child Advocates. “Additionally, as a highly driven and customer-centric professional, Alicia will help us ensure our foster youth and their assigned CASA Volunteers will have access to enriching resources and environments.”
Having diverse leadership experience in designing and cultivating an organization’s infrastructure, Partee leverages an entrepreneurial approach to creating and implementing innovative ideas. Her deep knowledge in community building will help Child Advocates develop strategies to create and strengthen collaborations with diverse organizations in Silicon Valley to support foster youth.
“I am honored to join Child Advocates in the mission to support and advocate on behalf of foster children in Santa Clara County. I am excited to contribute to advancing the opportunity for every child to have a safe and loving home and increased ability to thrive,” said Partee. “I look forward to making an impact that can be measured with an organization that is innovative and committed to finding new ways to meet the needs of foster youth. I hope to leverage my entrepreneurial approach to finding solutions that are effective and scalable allowing to help more children.
Child Advocates has a diverse, active board that represents a range of professional expertise in technology, child welfare, law, business planning, accounting and fundraising. It is the Board’s responsibility to provide counsel and oversight in the direction and operation of Child Advocates as well as raise awareness of our CASA program to help recruit potential volunteers and donors.
About Alicia Partee
Alicia Partee has a c background that spans industries and continents. Her most recent role is Executive Pastor at Maranatha Christian Center in San Jose. She has over twenty years of experience leading projects and teams at Fortune 500, startup, and non-profit. Her experience encompasses designing and building organizations and infrastructure to support the purpose and vision. She has an entrepreneurial approach to creating, organizing and implementing ideas, new organizations and major projects on time and within budget. Alicia has been recognized for her keen business insight and expertise in translating concepts into action. Before returning to the USA her work focused on employee engagement, specifically of those on overseas assignment and how she can help increase retention and assignment completion rates. She also led the development of women through her work at the Professional Women’s Network, Norway. There she designed and implemented international mentoring programs. After the launch of the mentoring workshops, she moved into the role of the president where she leads and coordinates the strategies for the continued growth of the network. In addition to this work in women in leadership, Alicia is also focused on positions as Director, Project Manager, Corporate Trainer, and Non-Profit Board Member. Alicia has a background in Information Systems and holds a Bachelor of Science in Leadership from the William Jessup University, USA. She has also completed a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the Western Seminary.
About Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is an independent nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization created in 1986. We serve children aged birth to 21 years old who are placed in the Santa Clara County Dependency Court System for having experienced trauma in the form of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. We are responsible for operating the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program in Santa Clara County according to the national guidelines, which entails recruiting, training and supporting CASA Volunteers. We are an affiliate of the National CASA Association. To learn more, please visit ChildAdvocatesSV.org.