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

%

Native Spanish Speakers

%

Fluent Spanish Speakers

%

Associate's Degree or Higher

%

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

Master Education

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

BA in History

BA in Spanish

Parents As Teachers Certified, 0 to 5 years

Peter Wawro

Peter Wawro

Bilingual Health Advocate

B.A. Spanish

B.A. International Studies

Minor: History Certificate of Latin American Studies

Certified cooking matters Coordinator

Family Development Certified

Emily Gorgol

Emily Gorgol

Community Health Coordinator

B.S. Natural Resources

MPH Community Health

Araceli Newman

Araceli Newman

Community Health Liason

Bachelor’s 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

Bachelors in Anthropology

Associates in Sociology

Joanna Heinze

Joanna Heinze

Early Childhood Teacher

Hayley Otto

Hayley Otto

Bilingual Early Childhood Teacher

BA Political Science

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Raisa Slutsky- Moore

Raisa Slutsky- Moore

Bilingual Early Childhood Teacher

BA Social Justice

Child Development Associate Certification

Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

Theresa Whitaker

Theresa Whitaker

Early Childhood Teacher Aide

Anna Grado

Anna Grado

Early Childhood Teacher and Floater