ReadyKids Offices are located at: 1000 East High Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

Contact Us:
Phone: (434) 296-4118
Fax: (434) 295-2638
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

ReadyKids Staff Contact Information
Jacki Bryant, LPC, Executive Director,
Melissa Cohen, LCSW, Deputy Executive Director, ext. 234,
Laura Tomaine, Human Resource Administrator, ext. 244,

Allison Henderson, Director of Philanthropy, ext. 235,
Kristin Sancken, MSW, Communications Officer, ext. 233,
Ashley Branch, Administrative & Program Support Assistant, ext. 200,

Bill Barefoot, Director of Finance and Operations, ext. 247,
Brianne Anderson, Finance & Data Administrator, ext. 237,
Chisa Johnson, Finance Specialist, ext. 262,

Youth Counseling (Teen Counseling & InsideOut)
Shannon Noe, LPC, Director of Counseling, ext. 230,
Marlon Colindres, MSW, Bilingual Trauma Counselor,
Madeline D’Elia, MA, Trauma Counselor, ext. 240,
Shelley Faulkner, MA, Ed.S, Trauma Counselor, ext. 248,
Lanz Hubbard, Counselor in Residence, ext. 269,
Dee Keller, LPC, Senior Teen Counselor, ext. 258,
Jordan Leahy, MA, Teen Counselor, ext. 250,
Mira Levine, LCSW, Trauma Counselor, ext. 277,
Dave Lewis, LCSW, Trauma Counselor, ext. 266,
Maria Lopez Carbajal, Counselor in Residence
Emily Loranger, MSW, Trauma Counselor, ext. 259,
Natalie Martin, LCSW, Trauma Counselor, ext. 224,
Ulises Martinez, Counselor in Residence,
Emily Massengill, Counselor in Residence, ext. 270,
Katie-Anne Padalino, LPC, Senior Trauma Counselor, ext. 260,
Niti Patel, LCSW, Trauma Counselor, ext. 272,
Ashley Wood, LCSW, Senior Trauma Counselor, ext. 273, 

24-Hour Teen Hotline
972-7233 (972-SAFE)

Early Learning (Growing Minds)
Gail Esterman, MSW, Director of Early Learning, ext. 228,
Kellie Alarcon, Early Learning Specialist, ext. 261,
Kathryn Atkins, Infant-Toddler Specialist, ext. 262,
Alison Davison, Growing Minds Educator, ext. 236,
Jennifer Fry, Senior Early Learning Specialist, ext. 251,
Suzanne McDonald, Early Learning Specialist/CDA Facilitator, ext. 249,
Jamie Morris, Infant-Toddler Specialist, ext. 256,
Brian Otto, Early Learning Specialist, ext. 245,

Community Education (ReadySteps and STAR Kids)
Shannon Banks, Director of Community Education, ext. 238,
Jackie Baylink, STAR Kids Educator, ext. 223,
Emma Bramer, ReadySteps Educator, ext. 252,
Belén Larronda, ReadySteps Bilingual Educator, ext. 244,
Karolina Medina, Bilingual ReadySteps Family Coordinator, ext. 257,
Margot Pleasants, ReadySteps Group Leader, ext. 253,
Susanne Sachs, Family Coordinator, ext. 223,
Maria Stein, STAR Kids Educator, ext. 239,

Family Support (Healthy Families & REAL Dads)
Sarah Carter, Director of Family Support, ext. 229,
Eddie Harris, REAL Dads Educator,  ext. 227,
Shannon Arehart, Senior Healthy Families Supervisor, ext. 253,
Samira Khairkhawa, Family Support Worker,
Maria Lopez Carbajal, Family Support Worker , ext. 246,
Rebecca Mays, Family Support Worker , ext. 255,
Emily Gary, MSW, Family Support Counselor, ext. 264,
Sharon Taylor, Family Support Counselor, ext. 232,

Formerly Children, Youth & Family Services (CYFS)