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Overview

Overview

P.E.P. Stands for Palisades Enrichment Programs. It is a non-profit corporation charged with community building and fundraising for Palisades Charter Elementary School. All Pali Parents are automatically considered members of PEP!

  • To learn more about what enrichments P.E.P. supports at Pali click here »

  • Initiatives PEP supports, such as Yearbook and the annual Gala, are handled by Committees. All parents are encouraged to join at least one committee. Find out more here ».

  • P.E.P. is led by the Board which is comprised of elected Co-Chairs, a Treasurer, Secretary, and Counsel. See their profiles below

Board
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Traci Sacks

Co-Chair

Traci is a Senior PEP Board Member. She promised to send us her bio soon.

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Jeff Roy

Co-Chair

Jeff is a devoted member of the Pali community, having volunteered in various capacities at the school since 2016 including service on the Budget Committee and regular volunteer work in the Computer Lab. This year, Jeff is looking forward to strengthening the Pali Community through increased volunteer opportunities, new clubs and activities, and family events. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University and is an accomplished chef and foodie. Jeff lives in Brentwood with his wife Whitney, Logan (3rd), and Austin (7th grader at Revere).

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Rachel Nass Reeves

Co-Chair

We are delighted to introduce Rachel Nass Reeves as our newest PEP co-Chair. Rachel grew up in Santa Monica and went to Stanford for undergrad and Law school. With Rachel assuming the role of co-Chair, we can expect her to bring fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and effective leadership to our PEP Board. Rachel's daughter Caroline will be in 2nd grade and her daughter Samantha is starting kinder in the fall. Please join us in giving her a warm welcome!

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Jessica Lazarus

Co-Chair

Jessica and her family have been dedicated members of the Pali Elementary community since 2020. In that time, she has had the opportunity to volunteer in various PEP roles as well as in the classroom and beyond at Pali. Jessica and her husband Jared, originally east-coasters, have called Los Angeles home for over twelve years, and the Palisades for the past five. She has worked as an in-house attorney and legal consultant for various entertainment and consumer products companies and is looking forward to bringing her experience to the PEP Board. Jessica has two daughters, Fiona (3rd grade) and Quinn (kindergarten).

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Ellen Li

Treasurer

We are thrilled to announce and welcome Ellen Li as our new PEP Treasurer. Ellen's extensive experience as a treasurer in both corporate functions and the women initiative community positions her to handle the financial responsibilities of PEP. We are confident that her skills and dedication will greatly benefit PEP and the entire school community. Ellen's daughter Maxine will be in 1st grade. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Ellen!

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Danielle Ariola

Secretary

With knowledge, integrity, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude, Danielle has been a licensed Realtor | Broker for nearly two decades representing buyers and sellers in Pacific Palisades, the Westside, and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. As a Los Angeles native born and raised in Pacific Palisades, she offers valuable knowledge about the area and its communities and lifestyles, which significantly benefits both buyers and sellers, who have come to rely on Danielle for her skills and expertise, not to mention she knows every short-cut on the Westside and the Valley! She is excited to be a part of PEP and advocate for the parents and students of Pali Elementary.

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