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Help Everyone in Roanoke Valley Thrive

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Get to know the team whose passion triumphs over our community’s toughest challenges each and every day.


Abby Headshot

Abby Verdillo Hamilton

President & CEO
Terry Headshot

Terry Bridges

Vice President, Operations & Finance
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Alisha Childress

Vice President, Resource Development
Kianna Headshot

Kianna Price Marshall

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Cheryl Headshot

Cheryl Mosley

Vice President, Community Impact
Photo of Lara Thompson

Lara Thompson

Director, Board Engagement & Administration

Our Team

Photo of Jessica Bookout

Jessica Bookout

Early Education Specialist
Photo of Sue Booth

Sue Booth

Finance Manager
Photo of Kyle Butto

Kyle Butto

Marketing & Communications Manager
Photo of Chris Chase

Chris Chase

Access and Engagement Coordinator
Photo of Emily Chase

Emily Chase

Infant & Toddler Specialist
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Leslie Clark

Director, Family Health Strategies
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Becky Dudley

Database Manager
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Denise Ellis

Director, Early Learning Strategies
Lucia Headshot

Lucia Gibson

Infant and Toddler Specialist
Photo of Jessica Griffith

Jessica Griffith

Quality Improvement Coordinator
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Stephanie Hackett

Development & Engagement Specialist
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Milton Hardy

Community Resource Hub Coordinator
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Hollie Harmon-Smith

Coordinated Enrollment Manager
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Carla Helton

Early Education Specialist
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Austin Higgins

Development & Engagement Specialist
Megan Headshot

Megan Huffman

Family Navigator
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Erin Johnson

Mixed Delivery Manager
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Talitha Kirby

Early Education Specialist
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Kirsten McGhee

Finance Associate
Aaron Headshot

Aaron Peck

Family Navigator
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Kara Sensenig

Early Education Specialist
Alex Headshot

Alexandria Strickler

Family Engagement Manager
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Catie Sumner

Ready Regions West Coordinator
Noah Headshot

Noah Thompson

Development & Engagement Specialist
Photo of Lucas Tuning

Lucas Tuning

Community Health Worker
Photo of Lashara Wade

Lashara Wade

Community Health Worker
Photo of Lynn West

Lynn West

Early Education Specialist

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