We are proud of our highly educated, certified, caring and diverse staff at The Family Center!

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Native Spanish Speakers

%

Fluent Spanish Speakers

%

Associate's Degree or Higher

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of our Early Care and Education Staff are Teacher Qualified

Leadership Staff:

Deirdre Sullivan

Deirdre Sullivan

Executive Director

BS-Human Development and Family Studies

MPA Candidate, CU School of Public Affairs

Joe Ziegler

Joe Ziegler

Education Director

M.A. Education Administration with concentration in Early Childhood Education

B.A. Sociology with Spanish Minor

Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program Certificate

Colorado Large Childcare Center Director Certified

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Janina E. Fariñas, PhD, LPC

Janina E. Fariñas, PhD, LPC

Clinical Director

Adriana Quintero

Adriana Quintero

Family Development and PAT Director

Director of Large Child Care Facility Certified

Parents As Teachers Certified, 0 to 5 years

Family Development Certified

Carla Dolan

Carla Dolan

HR and Finance Director

B.S. in Accounting Fall 2017

Liz Donovan

Liz Donovan

Program Analyst and Grants Manager

B.S. Food Science and Human Nutrition

M.S. Agriculture and Resource Economics

Credentialed as Registered Dietitian

Casandra Flores

Casandra Flores

Bilingual Nutrition Coordinator

Medical Administrative Assistance Associates

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Child and Adult Care Food Program Trained

Hilda Yanez

Hilda Yanez

Bilingual Family Development Specialist

Family Development Certified

Lorena Mendoza

Lorena Mendoza

Bilingual PAT Educator and Family Development Specialist

Pediatric Nurse’s Aid

Parents As Teachers Certified, 0 to 5 years

Family Development Certified

Odalys Fernandez

Odalys Fernandez

Bilingual Administrative Assistant

Erandi Herndon, M.S., MFTC

Erandi Herndon, M.S., MFTC

La Cocina Therapist/Program Coordinator

Michelle White

Michelle White

PAT Educator

M.A.

Parents As Teachers Certified, 0 to 5 years

Julianna Jenkins

Julianna Jenkins

Bilingual Adult Education and Volunteer Coordinator

Bachelor of Family and Human Services

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certified

Emily Cornwell

Emily Cornwell

Bilingual PAT Educator and Family Development Specialist

B.A. in History

B.A. in Spanish

Parents As Teachers Certified, 0 to 5 years

Anais Dominguez, MOT

Anais Dominguez, MOT

La Cocina Child Development Team Program Manager

B.S. Psychology
M.A. in Occupational Therapy
Hannah Saunders

Hannah Saunders

Program Manager of Mil Dias de Amor Infant Mental Health Program

Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science

M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy

B.S. in Child Psychology

Marriage and Family Therapy Candidate for Licensure

Endorsed by Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health as Infant Family Associate

Lia Closson

Lia Closson

Maternal and Early Childhood Mental Health Support Coordinator

B.S. Human Development & Family Studies; M.Sc. Prevention Science
Certified Bringing Baby Home (Gottman) Educator
Ana Lizardo

Ana Lizardo

M.A. in Education

Emily Gorgol

Emily Gorgol

Community Health Coordinator

B.S. Natural Resources

MPH Community Health

Araceli Newman

Araceli Newman

Community Health Liason

B.A. Degree in Preschool Education

Family Leadership Training Institute Certificate

Promotora Certificate

Ellenor Moore

Ellenor Moore

Early Childhood Teacher

B.S. in Elementary Education

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Infant Nursery Supervisor Qualified

Betsy Welk

Betsy Welk

Early Childhood Teacher

B.S. Wildlife Biology

Colorado Large Childcare Center Director Certified

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Samantha Dice

Samantha Dice

Bilingual Early Childhood Teacher

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Wendy Warford

Wendy Warford

Youth Program Coordinator

Colorado Large Childcare Center Director Certified

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Chelsea King

Chelsea King

Early Childhood Teacher

B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies

Colorado Large Childcare Center Director Certified

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Infant Nursery Supervisor Qualified

Christine Falzitto

Christine Falzitto

Early Childhood Teacher

Associates of Arts

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Infant Nursery Supervisor Qualified

Martha Giron-Correa

Martha Giron-Correa

Bilingual Early Childhood Teacher

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Vraja Johnson

Vraja Johnson

Early Childhood Teacher

Rita Rivas

Rita Rivas

Bilingual Early Childhood Teacher

Colorado Large Childcare Center Director Certified

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Child and Adult Care Food Program Trained

Shyla Howe

Shyla Howe

Early Childhood Teacher

Child Development Associate Certification

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Iman AL Mohamad

Iman AL Mohamad

Bilingual Early Childhood Teacher Aide

Business Administration Degree

Chelsea Martinez

Chelsea Martinez

Bilingual Early Childhood Teacher Aide

Patricia Runkles

Patricia Runkles

Early Childhood Teacher

B.S. Human Development and Family Studies

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Theodore Caskey

Theodore Caskey

Early Childhood Teacher Aide

B.A. in Anthropology

Associates in Sociology

Joanna Heinze

Joanna Heinze

Early Childhood Teacher

Raisa Slutsky- Moore

Raisa Slutsky- Moore

Bilingual Early Childhood Teacher

B.A. Social Justice

Child Development Associate Certification

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Rebekah Glebe

Rebekah Glebe

Colorado Preschool Program Assistant Teache

B.A. in Communication Studies
B.A. in Journalism & Media Communication
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certified
Anna Grado

Anna Grado

Early Childhood Teacher and Floater