Leadership Team

Katherine Freeman

President & CEO

Marisol Baird

Chief Operating Officer

Kate Noble

V.P. for Policy and Stakeholder Engagement

Maia Cortissoz

V.P. of Strategy & Resource Development

Rhonda Montoya

V.P. of Early Learning

Lakersha Martinez

V.P. of Program Development

Rebecca Baran-Rees

Director of Policy, Research, and Communications

Brigid Quinn

Director of Philanthropy

Anthony R. Legits

Human Resources Director

Administrative Team

Calixte RaifsniderCommunications and Policy Operations Manager
Evelyn CaroPolicy and Outreach Associate
Jessica TerrazasAccounting Manager

Early Learning Center at Kaune


Rita BermudoOffice Manager/ Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Jordan ApodacaAdministrative Assistant and Data Entry Specialist

Bridges to Opportunity

Monica ArchuletaBridges to Opportunity Program Manager
Javier AlvaradoBridges to Opportunity Coach
Juan BermudoBridges to Opportunity Coach
Carla NicholsBridges to Opportunity Coach

Home Visiting Program

Kristi McBrideHome Visitor Program Manager
Maria LuceroHome Visiting Program Coordinator
Sarah BurghauserHome Visitor
Rut CalzadillasHome Visitor
Grisel GomezHome Visitor
Diana OrnelasHome Visitor
Anita PorrasHome Visitor
Michelle RodriguezHome Visitor
Andrenette RomeroHome Visitor

Great Start Family Support

Shabd ‘Simran’ Kaur Adeniji, B.A., B.M., MPHGreat Start Lactation Consultant and Program Coordinator
Nasiba TurnerLactation Consultant

Family Child Care/ Home Based Child Care

Doris GerardPolicy Research and Engagement Specialist
Jennifer SalinasProfessional Development and Policy Advisor
Alejandra VeletaOutreach and Policy Specialist

PreK and Child Care

Rhonda MontoyaDirector of Early Learning at Kaune
Lisa LeybaOffice Manager
Leilani SayersData and Finance Manager
Noemi Alvarez OlivasAdministrative Assistant
Martha Patricia AranaLead Teacher
Nohemi ChavezLead Teacher
Yolanda JassoLead Teacher
Sarah NelsonLead Teacher
Daniela SerranoLead Teacher
Adriana ZamoraLead Teacher
Mayela ArandaEducational Assistant
Sherry KelleyEducational Assistant
Alma LozoyaEducational Assistant
Ana PerezEducational Assistant
Ruth RasconEducational Assistant
Lizbeth VillegasEducational Assistant
Blair BolzTeacher’s Aide
Sandra BrionesTeacher’s Aide
Alyson CanonTeacher’s Aide
Ruth CervantesTeacher’s Aide
Yadira De Leon SigalaTeacher’s Aide
Esmeralda Estrada GutierrezTeacher’s Aide
Brenda FernandezTeacher’s Aide
Aracely LopezTeacher’s Aide
Mirna OlivasTeacher’s Aide
Sequoia JarrinSubstitute Teacher
Shelley Morey-SloanSubstitute Teacher

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