About

Staff

The following list includes Wake County Smart Start departments, staff and e-mail addresses. To contact a staff member, please call Wake County Smart Start directly at 919-851-9550.

Administration

Pamela Dowdy, Executive Director
Nancy Peck, Executive Assistant
Maggie Ortiz, Receptionist
Phyllis Barbour, Director of Community Relations
Elizabeth Weichel, Communications Coordinator

 

Finance

Gary Carr, Director of Finance
Gabrielle Barnard, MAC Accountant
Sue Consolatti, Accountant
Liz Ziglar, Accounting Technician Payroll

 

Programs

Anna Troutman, Director of Programs
Sharon Clauss, Program Assistant

Pre-K

Joan Crutchfield, Pre-K Manager
Shalonda Holley, Pre-K Specialist
Taty Padilla, Pre-K Outreach Assistant
Taushau Wilkinson, Pre-K Enrollment Assistant
Irma Concepcion, Pre-K Program Assistant

Strategic Engagement Initiatives

Melinda Schlesinger, Manager, Strategic Engagement Initiatives
Sasha Gomez, Wake Connections Project Supervisor
Nora Ostler, Data and Technology Coordinator
Bryce McClamroch, Program Specialist
Nikki McDougald, Community Outreach Specialist
Debi Bartholomew, Program Specialist, Early Literacy

Early Childhood Initiatives

Carol Orji, Manager, Early Childhood Initiatives
Lynn Policastro, Healthy Initiatives Program Coordinator
Stephanie Jenkins, Quality Enhancement Specialist
Gina Soceanu, Quality Enhancement Specialist
Gwen Adair, Quality Enhancement Specialist