Who We Are

Nancy Stiles

Executive Director


A Pasadena native, Nancy first began with Stars (then Lake Avenue Community Foundation) as a volunteer in 2005. A graduate of UCSD and UCLA, she is a former middle school math teacher and an adjunct math professor at Glendale and Pasadena Community Colleges. Nancy found that the meaningful mutually beneficial relationships she got to be a part of at Stars resonated deeply with her, and she joined the staff team in 2009 as a Mentor Coach, then managed the mentoring program before becoming Executive Director in 2013. She is so grateful for the amazing staff team that makes Stars possible, and loves hearing firsthand how students’ lives are changed through the power of relationships.

An Altadena resident, Nancy has been married to her husband Adam for 25 years and has three teen and young adult children – Lauren, Luke, and Claire. A life-long member of Lake Avenue Church, Nancy was active with the children’s ministry as a volunteer and staff member for more than 15 years. Nancy has also been actively involved with our community partner, PUSD, as a parent and public school advocate.

Away from Stars, you’ll find Nancy running trails in Eaton Canyon, stand up paddleboarding, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.