Laura Weeldreyer

Executive Director
Laura Weeldreyer

Laura has lived and worked in Baltimore for 25 years and is the mother of three young adults. Her career has been primarily in education in the public and private sectors, most recently as Chief Program Officer for the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. There, she led the national field operations working with middle and high schools across the country.

Previously, as a senior consultant for a public sector management consulting firm, Laura worked nationally on education reform projects with school systems, state departments of education, and non-profit organizations.

Laura worked in the central office of the Baltimore City Public School System for 11 years, where she held several positions – including Deputy Chief of Staff, overseeing major reform initiatives. She also served as an Area Executive Officer for 32 schools and as the Executive Director the Office of New and Charter Schools.

She has served as a Senior Fellow with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and as a member of the Maryland State Board of Education.

Laura began her career in education as a Teach for America corps member, and taught elementary and middle school in New Orleans and Baltimore.

Laura received her BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. She holds active professional certifications for teacher, administrator, and superintendent. Laura is the author of several books for children.

executive office

Tiera Chin
Chief Operating Officer

Michael Herschenfeld
Chief Impact Officer 

Cathy Zawadowicz
Salesforce Administrator

Phoebe Hoffman
Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Kyla Pendleton
Receptionist/Office Assistant


Douglas Lent
Communications Director


Jennifer Andiorio
Director of Development

Sophia Benitez-Cuffee
Outreach Manager

Position Vacant
Development Coordinator


MFN financial management supported by Compass US.

human resources

Thu Mai
Human Resources Director

Miesha Marvin-Bacon
Human Resources Generalist

information technology

Desktop Support and CIO Services provided by Baltimore Consulting

public policy

Clinton Macsherry
Chief Strategy Officer

Beth Morrow
Director of Public Policy

program team

Nellie Power, LCSW-C
Chief Program Officer

early head start

Faith Miller
Early Head Start (EHS) Program Director

Toni Adair
EHS Family and Community Partnership Specialist

Shawan Burke
Assistant EHS Director – Family Services

Stacey Heidt
EHS Mentor/Coach

Mikiya' Fleming
EHS Administrative Specialist

Laura Pearce
Assistant EHS Director – Child Development

Katrina Robinson
EHS Mentor/Coach

Lisa Scarlett
EHS Family and Community Partnership Specialist

Karen Thomas
EHS Child Care Specialist

family support

Karen Brown
Family Support Network Director

Dori Yorks
Family Support Network Assistant Director

Shari Waddy
Family Support Network Assistant Director

Tiffany Carnegie
Family Support Network Program Consultant

Barry Muser
Family Support Network Program Consultant/Child Development Specialist

Sheila Sinkler
Program Administrative Specialist

Jequira Smith
Family Support Network Program Consultant

Yvonne Robinson
Family Support Network Program Consultant

Special Projects 

Felicia Jones, Ed.D.
Prenatal-to-Three (PN-3) Project Director

Melissa S. Rock
Birth-to-Three Project Director 

strong Families-CBCAP 

Taniesha Woods, Ph.D.
Statewide Director - Strong Families

Colleen Han 
Grants Coordinator - Strong Families


Rochetta Gordon
Training Director

Allen Bouchard
Training Coordinator

Jessica Conway
Training Administrative Specialist

LOCATE: Child Care

FloJean Speck
Resource, Referral, and Data Management Director

Leslee Bright
Enhanced Services Corporate Coordinator and LOCATE Trainer

Janet Cover
LOCATE Administrative Assistant

Jordan Knox
Data and Technical Support Specialist

Marie Moyd
Data Management Coordinator

Alely Salazar
Special Needs Child Care Referral Specialist

Sharrel Tombs
LOCATE Special Needs Coordinator

Keilah Willoughby
Special Needs Child Care Referral Specialist

Maryland's Child care resource and referral network

Lacey Eidman
Director of the Child Care Resource Network

Karen Eisenhuth
Assistant Director of the Child Care Resource Network

Christie Berkey 
Early Childhood Network Coordinator