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
Ashley Branch, Office Manager, ext. 200
Laura Tomaine, Senior HR Manager, ext. 244

Equity Staff

Celina Adams, Internal Equity Analyst, ext. 257
Erica Gaines, Director of Community Engagement, ext. 264

Finance Staff

Bill Barefoot, Director of Finance and Operations, ext. 247
Brianne Anderson, Senior Finance and IT Manager, ext. 237
Ashley Branch, Finance Specialist, ext. 200

Philanthropy Staff

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

Early Learning Staff (ReadySteps, STAR Kids, & Growing Minds)

Shannon Banks, Director of Early Learning, ext. 238
Margot Pleasants, ReadySteps Program Supervisor, ext. 271
Farah Naz, ReadySteps Early Education Specialist, ext. 244
Maria Stein, STAR Kids Supervisor & Lead Social Emotional Specialist, ext. 239
Jessica Turner, Social Emotional Specialist, ext. 226
Jamie Morris, Infant-Toddler Specialist, ext. 256
Dominique Minor, Growing Minds Early Learning Specialist, ext. 261
Amy Stetler David, Growing Minds Early Learning Specialist, ext. 245
Candace Mason, Growing Minds Program Supervisor, ext. 251

Family Support Staff (Healthy Families & REAL Dads)

Sarah Carter, M.A., Director of Family Support, ext. 229
Eddie Harris, Senior 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., Senior Family Support Counselor, ext. 232
Olivia Bellefleur, Family Resource and Outreach Specialist, ext. 262

Youth Counseling Staff (Teen Counseling & Inside Out)

Shannon Noe, LPC, Director of Counseling, ext. 230
Celina Adams, Youth Counseling Program Coordinator, ext. 223
Lauren Ernst, MSW, Teen Counselor, ext. 258
Jordan Leahy, MA, Senior Teen Counselor, ext. 250
Mira Levine, LCSW, Senior Counselor, ext. 277
Dave Lewis, LCSW, Counseling Program and Clinical Supervisor, ext. 266
Emily Loranger, LCSW, Lead Counselor, ext. 259
Ashante Mozie, MS, Counselor, ext. 270
Simron Richard, MSW, Counselor, ext. 240
Allie Roth, M.Ed., NCC, Lead Counselor, ext. 225
Sarah Webber, MSW, Counselor, ext. 274
Ashley Wood, LCSW, Inside Out Senior Program and Clinical Supervisor, ext. 273

Stefanie Dross, Clinical Intern, ext. 267
Stephanie Jimenez, BSW, Clinical Intern, ext. 268

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.; Ashante Mozie, MS; and Allie Roth, M.Ed.



Andrea Ayres

Vice President

Michael Mason


John ‘deK’ Bowen


Patricia Colby

Board Members

  • Elaine Bailey
  • Dr. Irtefa Binte-Farid
  • Mike Chinn
  • Louis Citron
  • Polly Clark
  • Mary Coleman
  • Jas Heim
  • Ellen Jones
  • Kevin McDonald
  • Christine McNeely
  • Whitmore Merrick
  • Natalia Palacios
  • Laura Roller
  • Pamela Sorenson
  • Charlsie Stratton
  • Sarah Yeung

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