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Staff

Our team consists of a mix of early childhood content experts, training and technical assistance consultants, policy analysts, communications specialists and administrative staff. All of us bring our knowledge, experience, and passion to Our Work.

Staff

Dez'arae Adams - Coach, Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative

Shavon Alexander - License Exempt Provider Coach

Amy Allen - Coach, Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative

Mia Alston - License Exempt Provider Coach

Stephanie Atwood - Coach, Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative

Dawne Bell - Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Berman - Database Specialist

Jordan Blough‐Orr - Technical Assistance Specialist

Sheila Bond - Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative Project Coordinator

Lisa Bremer - Assessor, Great Start to Quality

Michele Chenier - Technical Assistance Specialist

Kelly Christman - Validator, Great Start to Quality

Priscilla Esquivel - Coach, Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative

Bryn Fortune - Family and Parent Leadership Director

Joda Grimes - License Exempt Provider Coach

Tracie Guild - Validator, Great Start to Quality

Irma Hines - License Exempt Provider Coach

Kelly Kreider - Senior Director, Great Start to Quality

Nicole Kretzschmer - Assessment Manager, Great Start to Quality

Niema Lewis - License Exempt Project Manager

Angeliek Lopez - Validator, Great Start to Quality

Lorna Mars - Coach, Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative

Kimmy McAuley - Validator, Great Start to Quality

Melissa Mosley - Validation Manager, Great Start to Quality

TaShanna Norrell - Assessor, Great Start to Quality

Hayley Norris - Assessor, Great Start to Quality

Christy Opsommer – Director of Systems

Allyson Page - Assessor, Great Start to Quality

Alissa Parks - Technical Assistance Manager

Ken Roubal - Data and Analytics Manager

Jennifer Rountree - Technical Assistance Specialist

Stacy Smith - License Exempt Provider Coach

Michelle Stevens - Technical Assistance Specialist

Erica Swieringa - Great Start to Quality Coordinator

Mike Tighe - Early Learning Business Advantage Project Manager

Candice Torrealba - Validator, Great Start to Quality

Carrie Tynan - Accountant

Amber Vanderzalm - Assessor, Great Start to Quality

Tia Wahl - Communications Coordinator, Great Start to Quality

Kim Walker - Senior Administrative Assistant

Jillian Webb - Detroit Early Learning Coaching Manager

Holly Wingard - Director, Training and Technical Assistance