Executive Committee

DSN Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides overall leadership for the National Outdoor Classroom Project® Demonstration Site Network. This group is instrumental in and involved with all aspects of the sustainability, support, and growth of the Network. The Committee is currently composed of representatives from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties.


Chair: Ellen Veselack, Child Educational Center
Secretary: Judy Hightower, Westminster Presbyterian Church Preschool
Members: Toni Graeber, Town & Country Nursery School
Julie Baczewski, Palisades Presbyterian Nursery School
Marynell Whitcomb, A Child’s Place
Angelique Whitcomb, A Child’s Place
Theresa Embry, Child Educational Center
Eric Nelson, OCP Director
Program: Randee Norwood, Beth Shir Shalom Early Childhood Center
Development: Elyssa Nelson, Child Educational Center