Staff Directory

Child Care Connections Staff & Health Care Consultants

ULSTER COUNTY

MICHAEL BERG– EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

KERRY WOLFEIL IS THE TEAM LEADER IN COLUMBIA, GREENE AND ULSTER COUNTIES. KERRY OVERSEES ALL THE PROGRAMS OF CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS. SHE HAS RECEIVED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM DOMINICAN COLLEGE IN SOCIAL SCIENCE/ PSYCHOLOGY AND AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE FROM CAZENOVIA COLLEGE IN CHILD STUDIES. KERRY HAS MORE THAN 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WORKING IN THE FIELD. SHE HAS WORKED IN CHILD CARE PROGRAMS, PARENTING & LITERACY PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS SCHOOLS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. SHE IS A MEMBER OF NAEYC, MID-HUDSON INFANT TODDLER COALITION AND IS ASPIRE REGISTERED (6A). SHE HAS BEEN WORKING FOR FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK AND CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS SINCE 1998.

PHONE (845) 331-7080 ext 134
EMAIL kwolfeil@familyofwoodstockinc.org


PENNY DOMBROWSKI IS PROGRAM DIRECTOR IN ULSTER COUNTY. PENNY SUPERVISES THE LEGALLY EXEMPT ENROLLMENTS AND IS ALSO A REGISTRATION MANAGER. PENNY RECEIVED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM SUNY ALBANY IN PSYCHOLOGY. PENNY HAS OVER 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE WORKING IN THE FIELD. SHE HAS WORKED IN DEVELOPMENTAL AND PSYCHIATRIC CARE CENTERS, CHILD CARE CENTERS, AND WAS A FAMILY DAY CARE PROVIDER IN HER HOME. PENNY IS A SPECIALTY TRAINER OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMPETENCIES FOR FAMILY AND GROUP FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS. SHE HAS BEEN WORKING FOR FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK AND CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS SINCE 2007.

PHONE (845) 331-7080 ext 132
EMAIL pdombrowski@familyofwoodstockinc.org


LAURA PEARSON IS THE LEGALLY EXEMPT ENROLLMENT MANAGER AT THE CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS IN ULSTER COUNTY. LAURA IS WORKING TOWARDS HER BACHELORS DEGREE IN HUMAN SERVICES FROM ULSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE. LAURA ALSO HAS 6 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN, INCLUDING SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN. LAURA HAS VOLUNTEERED FOR FAMILY FOR OVER A YEAR BEFORE COMING ON BOARD IN THE START OF SEPTEMBER 2020.

PHONE: (845)-331-7080 ext 173

ROBERT WEICKEL IS THE EDUCATION MANAGER IN ULSTER COUNTY FOR CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS. ROBERT ASSISTS FAMILIES IN FINDING THE CHILD CARE BEST SUITED TO THEIR NEEDS. HE CONNECTS WITH CHILD CARE PROGRAMS AS HE ASSISTS THOSE FAMILIES SEARCHING FOR THE RIGHT FIT. ROBERT ALSO WORKS WITH CHILD CARE PROVIDERS AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS ON THE CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM. HE IS ALSO A LICENSED CPR/FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR. ROBERT OFFERS PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCES AND IS AVAILABLE FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. ORIGINALLY FROM LEXINGTON, KY, ROBERT HAS WORKED AS A FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR FOR A HEAD START PROGRAM, AND AS A GUEST TEACHER IN MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSROOMS. HE JOINED THE FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK IN LATE 2020
 
PHONE (845) 331-7080 ext 171
EMAIL rweickel@familyofwoodstockinc.org

ASHLEY MURRAY IS THE INFANT – TODDLER SPECIALIST FOR ULSTER COUNTY. ASHLEY HAS AN ACADEMIC BACKGROUND IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND RECEIVED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY. ASHLEY HAS 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE CHILDCARE FIELD, WORKING IN BOTH HOME AND CENTER BASED CHILDCARE PROGRAMS; MOST RECENTLY AS THE LEAD TEACHER IN AN INFANT –  TODDLER CLASSROOM. AS AN INFANT-TODDLER SPECIALIST, ASHLEY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR IN-DEPTH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, TRAINING’S AND OTHER FORMS OF ASSISTANCE TO HELP SUPPORT THE SUCCESS OF INFANT – TODDLER PROGRAMS AND EDUCATORS ACROSS THE THREE COUNTIES. SHE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK AND CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS SINCE 2019.

PHONE (845) 331-7080 EXT126 
EMAIL amurray@familyofwoodstockinc.org


 

KAITY ALTU is the Child Care Food Program Services and Outreach Manager at The Child Care Connections in Ulster County. Kaity will be assisting programs enrolled in the Child Care and Adult Food Program by offering training on healthy eating, obesity prevention and best practices. In addition, Kaity is also the Stabilization & Technical Assistance Grant Manager for Ulster, Columbia and Greene Counties. She will reach out to all providers about the Stabilization Grant and provide grant administration, intensive technical assistance, business support and training. Kaity has 15 years of experience working in the childcare field including owning her own Family Daycare for several years, she has a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and is an accredited CACFP Child Nutrition Professional (CCNP) from the National CACFP Association.

PHONE (845) 331-7080 ext. 130
EMAIL kaltu@familyofwoodstockinc.org


NICOLE ROBINSON IS THE LEGALLY EXEMPT ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION MANAGER AT THE CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS IN ULSTER COUNTY.  NICOLE HAS WORKED FOR FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK AND CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS SINCE 2020.

PHONE (845) 331-7080 ext 135
EMAIL nrobinson@familyofwoodstockinc.org

 


 

PHONE (845) 331-7080 ext 138


Eileen Ramona Sanchez is the Legally Exempt Enrollment and Outreach Manager for Ulster County.  Ramona earned a CDA through the Child Care Connections in Hudson, received an associate degree in Human Services at Hudson Valley Community College, and a bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare at SUNY Albany.   Ramona has worked with Head Start, Early Childhood Learning Center of Greene County as a one on one, classroom aide, teacher’s assistant, and a family advocate/home visitor.  Her positions gave her the opportunity to engage with the parents of the children served and enabled her to better understand the needs and concerns of families. Ramona believes that the parent/caregiver is the most important teacher in a child’s life and hopes to continue this journey of supporting families while working at Family of Woodstock. Ramona has been with Family of Woodstock since 2021.

PHONE (845) 331-7080 ext 170
esanchez@familyofwoodstockinc.org


Tracy Snyder is the Physical Activity and Nutrition Education Manager in Ulster County.  Tracy has worked in Special Education for 6 1/2 years and was the Head Teacher at several preschool programs, as well as the Assistant Director at a child care program in Catskill.  She will be visiting child care programs in the City of Kingston, Town of Ulster, Napanoch and Plattekill to discuss nutrition and obesity prevention, while offering child care programs new and fun activities to get their children enrolled moving! Tracy will also be working with child care programs to improve, adopt and implement new nutrition and physical activity policies and programming.  

PHONE (845) 331-7080 ext 157


MARGARET MARABLE KNOX IS THE AGENCY RECEPTIONIST IN ULSTER COUNTY. MARGIE HANDLES ALL THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE PERFORMANCE FOR FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK, INC. MARGIE HAS AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE FROM THE BERKLEY SCHOOL IN SECRETARIAL STUDIES AND A CERTIFICATED FROM BOCES IN COMPUTER TERMINAL I. MARGIE HAS OVER 32 YEARS WORKING IN THE FIELD. SHE HAS BEEN WORKING FOR FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK AND CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS SINCE 1988.

PHONE (845) 331-7080 ext 101
EMAIL mknox@familyofwoodstockinc.org


COLUMBIA/ GREENE

SUZANNE HOLDRIDGE IS THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR IN COLUMBIA AND GREENE COUNTIES. SUZANNE OVERSEES ALL THE PROGRAMS OF CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS. SHE HAS RECEIVED A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE FROM SUNY CORTLAND. SUZANNE HAS MORE THAN 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE WORKING IN THE FIELD. SHE HAS WORKED IN PROGRAMS SERVING PREGNANT AND PARENTING FAMILIES BEFORE COMING TO FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK AND CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS IN 2005.

PHONE (518) 822-1944 ext105
EMAIL sholdridge@familyofwoodstockinc.org


KRISTIN SCACE IS THE ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR IN COLUMBIA AND GREENE COUNTIES. KRISTIN OFFERS FREE CHILD CARE REFERRALS TO PARENTS/ CAREGIVERS TO BEST MATCH THEIR FAMILIES’ NEEDS. SHE EDUCATES PARENTS, AS REQUESTED, ON VARIOUS TOPICS FROM CHILD DEVELOPMENT TO CONTRACTS IN CHILD CARE PROGRAMS AND QUALITY CHILD CARE INDICATORS TO BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT. KRISTIN ALSO WORKS WITH THE CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM, OFFERING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING ON NUTRITION, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, OBESITY PREVENTION AND EFFECTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES. KRISTIN RECEIVED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE IN ENGLISH. KRISTIN HAS MORE THAN 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD. SHE HAS BEEN WORKING FOR FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK AND CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS SINCE 1996.

PHONE (518) 822-1944 ext104
EMAIL kscace@familyofwoodstockinc.org


DAWN MEYER IS THE INTAKE MANAGER IN COLUMBIA AND GREENE COUNTIES. DAWN PROVIDES CLERICAL SUPPORT TO OFFICE STAFF. SHE REVIEWS LEGALLY EXEMPT APPLICATIONS, CACFP PAPERWORK AND ASSISTS THE WALK-IN POPULATION, WITH COMPLETING PAPERWORK. DAWN RECEIVED HER ASSOCIATES DEGREE FROM COLUMBIA GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND A BACHELORS DEGREE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION AND A MASTERS DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION FROM THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE. SHE HAS HAD 12 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE; WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, HEAD START AND AS A SPECIAL EDUCATION ITINERANT TEACHER FOR 3-5 YEAR OLDS. WITH HER KNOWLEDGE AND YEARS OF FIELD EXPERIENCE SHE HAS MADE THE PERFECT FIT TO THE OFFICE. DAWN HAS BEEN WORKING WITH FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK AND CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS SINCE 2015.

PHONE (518) 822-1944 ext100
EMAIL dmeyer@familyofwoodstockinc.org


TERESA LEWIS IS THE REGISTRATION SPECIALIST IN COLUMBIA/GREENE/PARTS OF ULSTER COUNTIES. TERESA WORKS WITH FAMILY DAY CARE AND SCHOOL AGED CHILD CARE PROGRAMS PROVIDING SUPPORT, INSPECTING HOMES/ SITES, REGISTERING/ RECRUITING NEW PROVIDERS, AND PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. SHE RECEIVED HER BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM RUSSELL SAGE COLLEGE MAJORING IN PSYCHOLOGY, MINORING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND BEGINNING HER CONCENTRATION IN LAW. IN 2022, TERESA GRADUATED FROM ALBANY LAW WITH HER MASTERS IN HEALTH LAW AND HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE AND EARNED HER PROFESSIONAL TTAP CREDENTIAL AS A CONTENT SPECIALIST IN LAW AND REGULATION. ADDITIONALLY, SHE HAS AN ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH LAW & HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE FROM ALBANY LAW SCHOOL. TERESA BEGAN HER CHILD CARE EXPERIENCE INTERNING FOR COARC’S THE STARTING PLACE IN 2013, WHICH TURNED INTO A JOB THAT SHE WORKED FOR SEVERAL YEARS AS A TEACHER’S AIDE/ ASSISTANT. SHE HAS ALSO TRAVELED TO JAMAICA  WITH GREAT SHAPE INC! TEACHING APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS TO JAMAICAN EDUCATORS (TEACH THE TEACHERS) AND TEACHING LITERACY/COMPUTER SKILLS TO STUDENTS DURING THE SUPERKIDS PROJECT. SHE HAS ALSO BEEN INVOLVED IN SEVERAL COMMUNITY EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS. TERESA HAS BEEN WORKING FOR FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK AND CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS SINCE 2018

PHONE (518) 822-1944 ext102
EMAIL tlewis@familyofwoodstockinc.org


REBECCA PISCIOTTA IS THE INFANT TODDLER SPECIALIST AND INFANT TODDLER MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT IN COLUMBIA AND GREENE COUNTIES. REBECCA RECEIVED HER BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN BIOLOGY FROM BRYN MAWR COLLEGE AND HER MASTER’S IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FROM CAPELLA UNIVERSITY.  REBECCA HAS MORE THAN 14 YEARS WORKING IN THE FIELD, MOST RECENTLY AS A CENTER DIRECTOR. SHE IS A NATIONALLY CERTIFIED PLAYGROUND SAFETY INSPECTOR AND A RESTORATIVE JUSTICE MEDIATOR.  REBECCA IS AVAILABLE FOR IN-DEPTH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, TRAINING’S AND OTHER FORMS OF ASSISTANCE TO HELP SUPPORT THE SUCCESS OF INFANT – TODDLER PROGRAMS AND EDUCATORS. SHE HAS BEEN WORKING FOR FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK AND CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS SINCE 2022.

PHONE (845) 331-7080 EXT.168 OR 518-822-1944 EXT. 103
EMAIL RPISCIOTTA@FAMILYOFWOODSTOCKINC.ORG                                                                     


GRACE JACKLITCH IS THE LEGALLY EXEMPT ENROLLMENT AND OUTREACH MANAGER FOR COLUMBIA AND GREENE COUNTIES. GRACE RECEIVED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN COMMUNITY AND HUMAN SERVICES FROM SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE. SHE HAS AN EXTENSIVE HISTORY OF WORKING WITH PARENTS AND CHILDREN AS SHE WAS A REGISTERED FAMILY DAYCARE PROVIDER FOR 23 YEARS. GRACE JOINED FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK IN JULY OF 2021.

PHONE (518) 822-1944 ext 101
EMAIL gjacklitch@familyofwoodstockinc.org


HEALTH CARE CONSULTANTS

MARGARET L. GAGNON, RN, MS, CNS                  

mgagnon@familyofwoodstockinc.org                                                   

845-706-6459


ANNE GRUNBAUM RN, BSN                                                           

agrunbaum@familyofwoodstockinc.org

845 246-1667

845 399-1416 (cell)