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.


Jennifer Andiorio
Director of Development

Shandy Destin
Human Resources Director

Warren Jones
Chief of Staff

Nellie Power, LCSW-C
Chief Program Officer

Wynette Jones
Chief Financial Officer


Douglas Lent
Communications Director


Sophia Benitez-Cuffee
Outreach Manager

executive office

Cathy Zawadowicz
Salesforce Administrator

Phoebe Hoffman
Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Kyla Pendleton
Receptionist/Office Assistant


Keysha Porte
Grant Accountant

Postion Vacant
Finance Assistant

human resources

Position Vacant
Human Resources Generalist

information technology

Desktop Support and CIO Services provided by Baltimore Consulting

public policy

Clinton Macsherry
Director of Public Policy

Beth Morrow
Assistant Director of Public Policy

family support/early head start

Karen Brown
Family Support Network Director

Faith Miller
Early Head Start (EHS) Program Director

Dori Yorks
Family Support Network Assistant Director

Toni Adair
EHS Family and Community Partnership Specialist

Shawan Burke
Assistant EHS Director – Family Services

Tiffany Carnegie
Family Support Network Program Consultant

Mikiya' Fleming
Administrative Specialist

Nathalia Gordon
Program Consultant

Stacey Heidt
EHS Mentor/Coach

Laura Pearce
Assistant EHS Director – Child Development

Sheila Sinkler
Program Administrative Assistant

Jequira Smith
Program Consultant

Yvonne Robinson
Program Consultant

Lisa Scarlett
EHS Family and Community Partnership Specialist

Karen Thomas
EHS Child Care Specialist

Special Project Directors

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

Melissa S. Rock
Birth-to-Three Project Director 

Taniesha Woods-Myles, Ph.D.
Statewide Director - 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

Patty McCormack
Special Needs Child Care Referral Specialist

Marie Moyd
LOCATE Data Maintenance 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 Egerton
Director of the Child Care Resource Network

Christie Berkey 
Early Childhood Program Coordinator

Karen Eisenhuth
Early Childhood Business Coordinator