Bay Area Office
3260 Blume Dr. Suite 310
Richmond, CA 94806
Tel: 510.845.7210 Fax: 510.669.1416
PIQE Bay Area regional office was founded in 2000. Since its inception, the Bay Area office has served 221 schools in 38 districts within the counties of Sonoma, Solano, Napa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, and Contra Costa. This office has graduated more than 17,459 parents from PIQE’s programs, thus enhancing the education of approximately 52,377 students.
Mildred Gains – Executive Director
Mildred Gains is the Executive Director of PIQE’s Bay Area regional office. She provides leadership and guidance by analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Ms. Gains also maintains proper organizational structure and effective personnel, partnering closely with senior management to plan the future growth of PIQE’s presence in the region, as well as its strategic response to education and industry trends. After 15 years of for-profit experience, she joined PIQE in 2001 and has served as a course facilitator and an Associate Director in three other PIQE offices in southern California. In 2008 she was promoted to Executive Director of the San Jose office, and three month later she took on the added responsibility of running the Bay Area office, successfully managing both locations for two years. For the last two years Ms. Gains has also serves as one of the trainer for PIQE’s Best Practice model.
Prior to joining PIQE, Ms. Gains worked as a financial planner, preparing comprehensive financial plans for union members and their families with respect to college tuition, retirement and investments. She also has 10 years of experience in customer service and corporate training. Ms. Gains received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Chapman University in 1999.
Ms. Gains is passionate about helping other. She is active in her community, partnering with California National Guard, Grizzly Challenge Charter School and local churches to mentor high risk youth who have dropped out or are at risk of not graduating high school. Ms. Gains has also turned her love for making Jewelry into a business that helps to sustain the feeding of less fortunate individuals in her home town. Ms. Gains is a proud mother of two grown children and lives in Vallejo, California, with her husband, Craig, and their two dogs, Sparky and Buddie.