About Our Team

Administration

Executive Director
Elisha Freeman
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 105
elishaf@childrenandfamily.org

Director of Programs
Linda Carter
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 141
lindac@childrenandfamily.org

Director of Finance & Administration
Jamie Wiener
(828) 698-0674 ext. 102
jamiew@childrenandfamily.org

Director of Development

Office Coordinator
Dawn Piscopo
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 100
dawnp@childrenandfamily.org

 Childcare Resource & Referral

 

CCR&R Program Manager
Amy Thomas
828-698-0674 ext. 153
amyt@childrenandfamily.org

Professional Development Coordinator
Heather Erwin
(828) 698-0674
heathere@childrenandfamily.org

Early Learning Center Coordinator
Noreen Quinn
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 110
noreenq@childrenandfamily.org

Professional Development Coordinator
Roxanna Pepper
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 157
Roxannap@childrenandfamily.org

Once Upon a Time Coordinator
Crystal Williams
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 156
crystalw@childrenandfamily.org

 Family Education & Support

Bilingual Parent Educator, Parents as Teachers
Laurian Mapp
828-698-0674 ext. 144
laurianm@childrenandfamily.org

Parent Educator, Parents as Teachers
Dede Walton
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 145
dedew@childrenandfamily.org

Bilingual Parent Educator, Parents as Teachers
 Jarie Smith
828-698-0674 ext. 151
jaries@childrenandfamily.org

Community Based Prevention Coordinator
Sarah Hoffert
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 143
sarahh@childrenandfamily.org

Adolescent Parenting Program Coordinator/
Scholarship for Single Parents Coordinator

Emily Balcken
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 143
emilyb@childrenandfamily.org

Community Response Coach
Renee Bindewald
(828) 698-0674 ext. 158
reneeb@childrenandfamily.org

Parent Group Leader, Incredible Years & Circle of Parents
Becki Woolf
(828) 698-0674
beckiw@childrenandfamily.org

Parent Group Leader, Incredible Years & Circle of Parents
Laura D’Angelo
(828) 698-0674 ext. 155
laurad@childrenandfamily.org

Bilingual Circle of Parents Facilitator
Gloria Maria Llanser-Murray

PREP Coordinator
Robin Estes
(828) 698-0674 ext. 162
robine@childrenandfamily.org

PREP Early Interventionist
Marie Deitchman
(828) 698-0674 ext. 160
maried@childrenandfamily.org

PREP Early Interventionist
Melissa McDonald-Kruger
(828) 698-0674 ext. 163
melissam@childrenandfamily.org

Child Care Staff

Lead Child Care Associate
Melissa Henderson

Child Care Associate
Christine McMurray

Circle of Parents Children’s Group Leader
Rebecca Blalock

Child Care Associate
Sandra Reed

IY Child Care Associate
Sue Rogers

Child Care Associate
Teri Smith