On May 3, 2023, Jessica Newman, a local volunteer and school district parent, succeeded Kiddo!’s retiring Executive Director, Bill Lampl, who was only the second to hold the position since Kiddo!'s founding. Newman brings to the position deep roots in the community and a commitment to preserving Kiddo!’s programs for future generations of Mill Valley children.
Newman grew up in New Jersey and attended Georgetown University, where she received her BA and Masters in Public Policy. She worked for the District of Columbia Office of Early Childhood Development, then moved to focus on health care, which included designing, building, and evaluating state Medicaid programs.
Newman now works as a consultant, assisting clients with expanding access and improving quality of care for underserved populations. Newman and her husband, Alan, moved to Mill Valley in 2014 and have two daughters in the Mill Valley School District.
Newman was the President of the Old Mill School PTA, served on the Mill Valley PTA Council, chaired the Campaign for Measure G in 2022 and most recently served on the Kiddo! Board of Directors as Vice-Chair.