To speak to one of our staff members, please call (252) 985-4300.

Executive Director

Henrietta Zalkind
Executive Director, ext. 209


Lori Winstead  
Operations Director, ext. 201

Michelle Battle
Family Resource Center Coordinator, ext. 256

Derek Roberson
Family Resource Center Specialist, ext. 222

Elsie “Marie” Daniel-Sivels
Accounting Coordinator, ext. 213

Mark Hill
Controller, ext. 211 

Wanda Barnes
Contracts Specialist, ext. 221

Larry Duffee 
Budget and Contracts Manager, ext. 203

Tanisha Hart
Accounting Specialist, ext . 217


Kimberly Hickerson
Program Director, ext. 202

Abbi Mullens
Family Services Program Manager, ext. 254

Courtney Turner    
Subsidy Specialist, ext. 245

Debra Boudreau
Playgroup Coordinator, ext. 270

Debra Thomas 
Birth to Three Specialist, ext. 215

Elaine Swanson
Subsidy Specialist I, ext. 234

Gladys Richardson
Scholarship Coordinator, ext. 208

Family Services Specialist, ext. 220

Jasmine Smith
CORE Quality Improvement Specialist, ext. 214

Johneshia Hunter 
NC Pre-K Coordinator, ext. 219

Kedeidra Dupree 
Family Child Care Specialist, ext. 257

Sarah Winters                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Family Services Coordinator, ext. 233

Shaquana Bynum
Healthy Social Behavior Specialist, ext. 206

Shewanna Manning
Quality Improvement Coordinator, ext. 244

Sonja Person
Family Services Coordinator II, ext. 241

Tiphanie Wells
Subsidy Program Manager, ext. 212

Tracy Pittman
CCR&R Core Services Program Manager, ext. 204

Research & Development

Debra Lanham
Interim Research & Development Director, ext. 240

Corey Mitchell 
HKC Specialist, ext. 238

Cynthia Pritchard
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, ext.218

Donia Simmons
Ready Communities Specialist, ext. 236

Jackie Kearney
Community Outreach Specialist, ext. 237

Kelsey Mabery
Healthy Kids Specialist, ext. 247

Monica Dood
Communications & Development Coordinator, ext. 271

Pamela Chapman
Evaluation Coordinator, ext. 252

Pattie Allen              
Ready Schools WFH Support, ext. 218

Sydney Land              
Program Development Manager, ext. 265

Viola Barnes-Gray
Ready Communities Coordinator, ext. 251