Members of our warm and caring CHILDREN'S VILLAGE staff are chosen based on education, experience and outlook towards children's development. Our team is sensitive to the individual needs of each and every child. They are required to attend professional seminars and training workshops and always maintain a high standard of professionalism. Our policy is that all staff members must meet all requirements of the State Department of Social Services.


THE STAFF
Barbara J. Patison, Esq. - Director/Owner
She graduated from the California State University at Long Beach in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accountancy. She then graduated from Western State University College of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1992 and is a member of the California
State Bar.

Presently, she owns and operates a Private School in Santa Ana, California. She is a collaborative partner with Catholic Charities and Mission Hospital in CHEC (Community Health Enrichment Center) a program for at-risk families. She is on the Board of Directors for The Raise Foundation, an organization for the Intervention and Prevention of Child Abuse, and was appointed to the California Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency by Governor Davis. She resides in San Clemente with her teenage daughter.

Lisa Vargas - Director
She has 20 years experience in the early childhood field. Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development along with a California State Permit as a Site Supervisor. Before coming to Children’s Village Lisa worked as a Site Supervisor and Teacher for Head Start and spent 7 years at a local Preschool/Afterschool Program as a Site Supervisor-Administrative Assistant.  She currently resides in Tustin with her family.