Our Staff & Board

Contact information for our staff and board.

General email: [email protected]

Phone: (434) 296-4118
Fax: (434) 295-2638

Address: 1000 East High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


ReadyKids Staff Contact Information

Jacki Bryant, LPC, Executive Director
Melissa Cohen, LCSW, Deputy Executive Director, ext. 234
Celina Adams, Internal Equity Analyst, ext. 257
Ashley Branch, Office Manager, ext. 200
Erica Gaines, Community Engagement and Inclusion Strategist, ext. 264
Laura Tomaine, Human Resource Administrator, ext. 244

Finance Staff

Bill Barefoot, Director of Finance, ext. 247
Brianne Anderson, Finance & Data Administrator, ext. 237

Philanthropy Staff

Diana Cole Connolly, Director of Philanthropy, ext. 265
Sakeena Alkateeb, Philanthropy Manager, ext. 235
Eileen Barber, Communications Officer, ext. 233

Community Education Staff (ReadySteps and STAR Kids)

Shannon Banks, Director of Community Education, ext. 238
Margot Pleasants, Senior ReadySteps and Family Support Specialist, ext. 253
Maria Stein, STAR Kids Educator, ext. 239

Early Learning Staff (Growing Minds)

Gail Esterman, MSW, Director of Early Learning, ext. 228
Jamie Morris, Infant-Toddler Specialist, ext. 256

Family Support Staff (Healthy Families & REAL Dads)

Sarah Carter, M.A., Director of Family Support, ext. 229
Eddie Harris, REAL Dads Educator, ext. 227
Shannon Arehart, M.S., Senior Healthy Families Supervisor, ext. 253
Emma Bramer, Family Support Worker, ext. 252
Rebecca Mays, Family Support Worker , ext. 255
Narges M. Nasim, Family Support Worker, ext. 223
Estefania Uribe, Family Support Worker, ext. 246
Sharon Taylor, M.Ed., Family Support Counselor, ext. 232

Youth Counseling Staff (Teen Counseling & Inside Out)

Shannon Noe, LPC, Director of Counseling, ext. 230
Celina Adams, Counseling Program Coordinator, ext. 223
Madeline D’Elia, MA, Trauma Counselor, ext. 240
Lauren Ernst, MSW, Teen Counselor, ext. 258
Jordan Leahy, MA, Teen Counselor, ext. 250
Mira Levine, LCSW, Trauma Counselor, ext. 277
Dave Lewis, LCSW, Senior Trauma Counselor, ext. 266
Emily Loranger, LCSW, Trauma Counselor, ext. 259
Ashante Mozie, MS, Trauma Counselor, ext. 270
Allie Roth, M.Ed., NCC, Trauma Counselor, ext. 225
Sarah Webber, MSW, Trauma Counselor, ext. 274
Ashley Wood, LCSW, Senior Trauma Counselor/Internship Coordinator, ext. 273

24-Hour Teen Hotline
972-7233 (972-SAFE)

Supervision for Interns, Residents and Supervisees

Dave Lewis, Lic #0904009340 supervises Sarah Webber, MSW.
Shannon Noe, Lic#0701005068 supervises Jordan Leahy, MA., Madeline D’Elia, MA; Ashante Mozie, MS; and Allie Roth, M.Ed.



Andrea Ayres

Vice President

Michael Mason


John ‘deK’ Bowen


Patricia Colby

Board Members

  • Mike Chinn
  • Louis Citron
  • Polly Clark
  • Mary Coleman
  • Jas Heim
  • Ellen Jones
  • Kevin McDonald
  • Sarah McLean
  • Christine McNeely
  • Whitmore Merrick
  • Laura E. Roller
  • Marjory Ruderman
  • Pam Sorenson
  • Charlsie Stratton
  • Todd Sturman

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