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

Executive Director

Henrietta Zalkind
Executive Director, ext. 209


Carol Crocker
Operations Director, ext. 201

Michelle Battle
Family Resource Center Coordinator, ext. 256

Derek Roberson
Family Resource Center Specialist, ext. 222

Don Williamson
Controller, ext. 211 

Elsie “Marie” Daniel-Sivels
Accounting Coordinator, ext. 232

Flecia Silver                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Budget and Contracts Manager, ext. 203

Muoi Ong
Accounting Specialist, ext. 217


Kimberly Hickerson
Program Director, ext. 202

Abbi Mullens
Family Services Program Manager, ext. 254

Debra Boudreau
Playgroup Coordinator, ext. 242

Elaine Swanson,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Subsidy Specialist I, ext. 234

Gladys Richardson
Scholarship Coordinator, ext. 208

Heather St.Clair
Subsidy Program Manager, ext. 212 

Iris Ray 
Family Services Specialist, ext. 220

Johneshia Hunter
NC Pre-K Coordinator, ext. 219

Jasmine Smith
Regional Infant-Toddler Specialist, ext. 214

Natasha Williams
Quality Improvement Specialist, ext. 244

Sarah Winters                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Family Services Coordinator, ext . 233

Shaquana Bynum
Healthy Social Behavior Specialist, ext. 206

Shewanna Manning
Core Quality Improvement Specialist, ext. 234

Sonja Person
Family Services Coordinator, ext. 241

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

Community Collaboratives

Angela Ward
Community Collaboratives Director, ext. 265

Brittany Hicks
Healthy Kids Manager, ext. 238

FEED Coordinator

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

Donia Simmons
Ready Communities Specialist, ext. 236

Kelsey Mabery
Healthy Kids Specialist, ext. 271

Kyler Daniels
Ready Schools Coordinator, ext. 235

Paula Jernigan
Ready Schools Specialist, ext. 262

Viola Barnes-Gray
Ready Communities Coordinator, ext. 251


Research & Development

Melissa Mishoe
R&D Director, ext. 240

Debra Lanham
Communications and Development Manager, ext. 237

Jackie Kearney
Community Outreach Specialist, ext. 237

Monica Dood
Communications & Development Coordinator, ext. 271

Pamela Chapman
Evaluation Coordinator, ext. 252