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Every member of our organization is committed to college success for DCP students and alumni.

DCP’s leadership team is comprised of individuals with diverse personal experiences unified around one mission: preparing first-generation students for college success.

Executive Team

Pete Settelmayer

Chief Executive Officer

Year Joined DCP: 2021 "I am honored to be joining the DCP Family and continuing...

Amy Fowler

Chief Academic Officer

Year Joined: 2019 "I joined DCP to be part of an organization committed to open...

Ruth Wamuyu Schriver

Chief Operating Officer

Year joined DCP: 2011 “Growing up in a rural village in Kenya, watching my gra...

Thomas Madson

Managing Director of Schools

Year Joined DCP 2017 "DCP has a long history of preparing students for success ...

Paula Gallant


Year joined DCP: 2007 “DCP helps so many students who would otherwise never dream...

Katie Zazueta

Director of Advancement

Year joined DCP: 2017  I have grown up and spent my life in San Jose. I am dedi...


Heather Ferguson

Director of Special Education

Year joined DCP: 2011 “As a first-generation college graduate, I work at DCP t...

Lynnette Hawkins

Director of Learning Design & Systems

Year joined DCP: 2018 I was born and raised in San Jose, and learned at an early age...

Joyce Noble

Director of Operations

Year joined DCP: 2015 “Being a first generation college student myself, it is ...

Nitzya Cuevas-Macias

Director of College Success

Year Joined DCP: 2021 I'm thrilled to join the DCP team. Throughout my career an...

Valerie Royaltey-Quandt

Director of Student Services

Year Joined DCP: 2021 "Joining the DCP team is an important and purposeful move...

School Site Leaders

Linda Diaz-Sepulveda

Principal, DCP El Camino Middle School

Year joined DCP: 2021 "Being a first generation college graduate, I am proud to...

Cosmo-Guines Mejia

Assistant Principal, DCP El Camino Middle School

Year Joined: 2019  My educational philosophy is very much aligned with DCP...

Jordan Apgar

Principal, DCP El Primero High School

Year joined DCP: 2012 "DCP is where students begin to see themselves as co...

Lori Hartmann

Assistant Principal, DCP El Primero High School

Year Joined: 2004 DCP is a rewarding and inspiring community to be a part of. It&rsq...

Leticia Villa-Gascon

Principal, DCP Alum Rock Middle School

Year joined DCP: 2015 “My entire life connects to DCP’s mission. I am a ...

Jose Zavala

Assistant Principal, DCP Alum Rock Middle School

Year Joined DCP: 2012 "As a first generation student I did not think college wa...

Terri Furton

Principal, DCP Alum Rock High School

Year joined DCP: 2013 "I chose DCP because of the mission: to and through colle...

Genevieve Lau

Vice Principal, DCP Alum Rock High School

Joined DCP 2014  "I am inspired by our students and our mission. Supportin...

Administrative Staff

Mercedes Carbajal

Family Engagement Manager

Year joined DCP: 2017 I came to DCP because it's mission is closely tied to my o...

Steve Cunningham

Tech Team

Year joined DCP: 2005 “Volunteering to do network design gives me a chance to giv...

Kris Ho

Compensation, Licensing & Benefits Manager

Year joined DCP: 2016 “The level of dedication to DCP’s mission can be seen...

Diemmy Huynh

Senior Accountant

Year joined DCP: 2011 “I am inspired by DCP’s mission, and its people who a...

Thomas Leavitt

Data and Assessment Coordinator

Shannon Su

HR/Payroll Assistant

Year Joined DCP: 2021

Ha Tran

Junior Accountant

Year joined DCP: 2018 DCP is a true gathering place or hub for our community as staf...

Marisa Yoshioka

HR/Payroll Administrator

Year Joined: 2018 I chose DCP because working with our community has always been nea...

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