Gary Andary worked with Child Care programs for the past 41 years. He worked as a Licensing Ombudsman/Advocate, Manager, and Analyst; as an adjunct teacher over 19 years in Child Care Administration and Health and Safety Classes; and for the past 12 years as an independent Consultant supporting Child Care Programs for a wide variety of Public and Private Child Care Programs. He has had recently been called as an Expert Witness in several cases involving child supervision issues. He presented a similar workshop at CAEYC in 2014.
Dana Lovelace is a retired Child Care Licensing Advocate with more than 25 years in Community Care Licensing, finishing her career as a Manager. She also has worked in Child Protective Services and Welfare Employment. She has a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and has completed graduate coursework for an MA in Sociology from San Diego State University. In 2007 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Child Development from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Happily retired, she devotes her time to quilting, her two young grandsons, and her lifetime passion of caring for Desert Tortoises and Leopard Tortoises.