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

Staff

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

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. 252
Neisha Allen, ReadySteps Early Education Specialist, ext. 241
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
Mariel Lewis, Infant-Toddler Specialist, ext. 236
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. 254
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)

Ashley Wood, LCSW, Director of Counseling, ext. 273
Celina Adams, Youth Counseling Program Coordinator, ext. 223
Lauren Ernst, MSW, Teen Counselor, ext. 258
Jordan Leahy, LPC, 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
Simron Richard, MSW, Counselor, ext. 240
Allie Roth, M.Ed., NCC, Lead Counselor, ext. 225
Sarah Webber, MSW, Counselor, ext. 274

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 Simron Richard, MSW
Jacki Bryant, Lic#0701001626 supervises Allie Roth, M.Ed.
Ashley Wood, Lic#0904009278 supervises Sarah Webber, MSW
Emily Loranger, Lic#0904011485 supervises Stefanie Dross
Mira Levine, Lic#0904011260 supervises Stephanie Jimenez

Board

President

Andrea Ayres

Vice President

Mike Chinn

Treasurer

Louis Citron

Secretary

Christine McNeely

Board Members

  • Elaine Bailey
  • Dr. Irtefa Binte-Farid
  • John ‘deK’ Bowen
  • Polly Clark
  • Patricia Colby
  • Mary Coleman
  • Jas Heim
  • Michael Mason
  • Kevin McDonald
  • Whitmore Merrick
  • Natalia Palacios
  • Laura Roller
  • Pamela Sorenson
  • Charlsie Stratton
  • Sarah Yeung

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