Sandee Blechman, Past Executive Director (2011-2019)
Sandee Blechman joined Children’s Council in 2011. Under Sandee’s leadership, Children’s Council has strengthened programs for both families and child care providers, modernized its brand and technology, including a mobile-friendly Child Care Finder, and built a private base of support to support innovation and new programs.
Sandee is a leader in the local and state child care communities. She serves as both Chair of the Policy & Legislation Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee of San Francisco’s Child Care Policy and Advisory Council (CPAC). She is also on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education, and she was recently elected to the Board of the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network.
Sandee is a career long-non-profit executive and leader. Prior to Children’s Council, Sandee served as Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and Vice President for Finance and Administration at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Sandee also has extensive volunteer leadership experience, having served on the Board of Directors at Jewish Vocational Service, and on the Board of Trustees at the San Francisco Day School, where she was Board President from 1999 to 2001. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Film Institute.
Sandee earned a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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