Our Staff

Executive Director

Meredith Menzies Chimento

Extension 27, mchimento@earlycareandlearning.org 


Administrative Services

Beth Diana

Administrative Associate

Extension 10, bdiana@earlycareandlearning.org


Policy & Community Education

Jessica Klos Shapiro

Director of Policy and Community Education

Extension 32, jklos@earlycareandlearning.org


Alissa Ballard

Technical Assistance Grant Coordinator (Upstate Region)

Extension 40, aballard@earlycareandlearning.org


Nadiege Monpremier

Technical Assistance Grant Coordinator (Downstate Region)

Extension 41, nmonpremier@earlycareandlearning.org


Jessie Havens

Community Education Associate

Extension 20, jhavens@earlycareandlearning.org

Finance & Administration

​Frank Mahar

Director of Finance & Administration

Extension 19, fmahar@earlycareandlearning.org


Tammy M. Parsons

Administrative Coordinator & Bookkeeper

Extension 13, tparsons@earlycareandlearning.org

Special Projects

Fannie Glover

Director of Equity & Inclusion

​Extension 18, fglover@earlycareandlearning.org


Elijah Foulks

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Administrative Associate

Extension 21, efoulks@earlycareandlearning.org

Programs & Services

Abbe Lynne Hahn Hook

Associate Executive Director

Extension 26, ahahn@earlycareandlearning.org


Andria Ryberg

Director of Child Care Supply

Extension 23, aryberg@earlycareandlearning.org


Donna Fredlund

Data Administration Coordinator

Extension 17, dfredlund@earlycareandlearning.org


Mariah Hebert

Programs & Services Associate

Extension 12, mhebert@earlycareandlearning.org


Budhan Ramcharan

Birth to Five Program Associate

Extension 16, bramcharan@earlycareandlearning.org


Infant & Toddler Program

Jeannie Thomma

Senior Director of Infant & Toddler Projects

​Extension 33, jthomma@earlycareandlearning.org


Tamar Izcovich, LCSW

Infant Toddler Mental Health Director



Brooke Ricci

Infant & Toddler Training Coordinator

​Extension 15, bricci@earlycareandlearning.org


Rachel Roberts

Infant & Toddler Program Associate

​Extension 14, rroberts@earlycareandlearning.org


Ryan Chappell

ITMH Associate

​Extension 24, rchappell@earlycareandlearning.org