Parent-Child Home Program Welcomes Deborah Velez Medenica To Its Board of Directors

June 24, 2016


Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager Joins PCHP

New York, June 24, 2016 – The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), a leading early literacy/school readiness organization that promotes parental engagement in early learning and language development to ensure school success, announced that it has welcomed Deborah Velez Medenica, CFA to its Board of Directors. Ms. Velez Medenica is the Senior Vice President at Fred Alger Management, Inc., as well as Portfolio Manager of the Alger Emerging Markets Strategy, and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Alger Global Growth Strategy. With more than 19 years of experience in emerging markets, Ms. Velez Medenica will be a great asset to PCHP’s expansion efforts both nationally and internationally.

“We are thrilled to have Deborah as a new board member.  Her work experiences and her business knowledge will bring great benefits to the Program as we expand into different communities with new strategic partners,” said Sarah Walzer, Chief Executive Office of The Parent-Child Home Program.

Ms. Velez Medenica is a CFA charter holder, a member of the CFA Institute, and is looking forward to working with PCHP to achieve its expansion plans.


About Parent-Child Home Program

The Parent-Child Home Program’s (PCHP) nationwide network of program sites provides under-resourced families with the necessary tools to ensure their children achieve their greatest potential in school and in life. Since 1965, PCHP has been assisting underserved communities in replicating and expanding this proven school readiness program that builds early parent-child verbal interaction and learning at home. Through twice-weekly visits by highly trained community-based Early Learning Specialists, PCHP provides families the skills, materials (books and educational toys), and support to help parents engage and teach their children. Over 50 years of research shows that the Program effectively increases school readiness, decreases the need for special education services before grade three by 50%, and increases participants’ high school graduation rates by over 30% to the same level as their middle income peers. For more information please visit

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