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, Executive Director,
Melissa Cohen, 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, ext. 247,
Brianne Anderson, Finance Specialist, ext. 237,

Youth Counseling (Teen Counseling & InsideOut)
Shannon Noe, LPC, Director of Counseling, ext. 230,
Dee Keller, M.S.Ed., Senior Teen Counselor, ext. 258,
Jordan Leahy, Teen Counselor, ext. 250,
Mira Levine, Trauma Counselor, ext. 277,
Dave Lewis, LCSW, Trauma Counselor, ext. 266,
Emily Loranger, MSW, Trauma Counselor, ext. 259,
Natalie Martin, LCSW, Trauma Counselor, ext. 224,
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 Partners (Growing Minds and Play Partners)
Gail Esterman, MSW, Director of Early Learning, ext. 228,
Christy Arrington, Play Partners Supervisor, ext. 225,
Kathryn Atkins, Infant-Toddler Specialist,
Alison Davison, Play Partners Assistant, 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.
Carolina Dunstan, Bilingual ReadySteps Group Leader, ext. 252,
Jennifer Fenerty, ReadySteps Group Leader, ext. 265,
Belén Larronda, ReadySteps Bilingual Educator, ext. 244,
Karolina Medina, Bilingual ReadySteps Family Coordinator, ext. 257,
Margot Pleasants, ReadySteps Educator, ext. 253,
Loretta Willis, STAR Kids Educator, ext. 223,
Nancy Young, STAR Kids Educator, ext. 223,

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)