Board & Staff

Executive Staff

Program/Service Directors

  • Nyanda Finley de Santos, Director, Family and Community Engagement, [email protected]; 610-437-6000, x 2218
  • Laurinda Guarriello, Director, Early Learning Resource Center Region 11, [email protected]; 570-704-5333, x 101
  • Siyheda Harris, Director, Early Learning Resource Center Region 12, [email protected]; 570-468-8144, x 301
  • Carol Heffner, Director, Early Learning Resource Center Region 14, [email protected]; 610-437-6000, x 2136
  • Christa Held, Director of Program Operations, [email protected]; 610-437-6000, x 2223
  • Dana Henry, Director, Early Head Start Services, [email protected]; 610-437-6000, x 2366
  • Jennifer Knelly, Director, Early Education, [email protected]; 610-437-6000 x 2215
  • Desiree Lake, Director, Facilities & Administration, [email protected]; 610-437-6000, x 2141
  • Heather Rausch, Director, Child Health Services, [email protected]; 610-437-6000, x 2214
  • Gillian Sharkey, Director, Communications and Advancement, [email protected]; 610-437-6000, x 2303
  • Angie Somogyi, Director, Early Learning Resource Center Region 16, [email protected]; 267-898-3980, x 800
  • Barbara Starkey, Director, Early Learning Resource Center Region 13, [email protected]; 484-651-8000, x 502
  • Brandon Warner, Director, Finance & Budgets, [email protected]; 610-437-6000, x 3412

Board of Directors

Carol Ann “Camie” Modjadidi, M.Ed., Chair, Moravian University, Retired
Mary Colón, Vice Chair, Bethlehem Area School District, Retired
Deirdre Kamber Todd, Esq., Secretary, Kamber Law Group
Andrea Brady, Treasurer, Clifton Larson Allen
Ana Arévalo, Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Donald Bernhard, Downtown Allentown Community Development Initiative
Julissa Burgos, PPL
Christopher Donigan, B. Braun Medical, Retired
Sophia Estrella, MSW, St. Luke’s Health Network
Elsbeth Haymon, Community Volunteer
G. Christopher Hunt, EdD, Moravian University
Julia Jurkiewicz, MSN, RN, Valley Health Partners
Kathryn Leber, Parkland School District, Retired
Michelle Lopez, Head Start Policy Council Vice President
Colleen Mooney McGee, Community Volunteer
Kelli Nayak, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Christine Nelson, D. Min., Moravian University, Retired
Carole Reese, Moravian University, Retired
Noah Simmons, Greater Shiloh Church/Agape Human Services
Lauren L. Sorrentino, Esq., Fitzpatrick, Lentz, and Bubba
Melissa Stapp, Head Start Policy Council President
Charles Stinner, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Retired
Elizabeth Strong, Owner, Elizabeth Anthony’s Salon
Pamela Whitt, HR Consultant