Our Leadership Team


Lona Seitz is the Chief Operating Officer for Children's Paradise Inc, a Transformational and Servant business leader with 20 years of experience in the Early Education field. Lona's passion and on-going objective is to cultivate partnerships, work as an industry team, develop and drive operational practice, fiscal management, leadership skills, system innovation, and create an atmosphere of empowerment, to influence growth and positive outcomes for children, families, educators, and childcare providers. Lona graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Masters in Business Administration, and works with several early education advocacy groups such as, the Child Care and Development Planning Council and EveryChild California. Lona leads the industry, informing innovative software development of unique operating and fiscal systems, and has successfully acquired millions of dollars of funding through grant opportunities and partnerships. Lona is a San Diego native, loves hiking and the outdoors, and is inspired daily by her husband and beautiful son.