Leadership

The following includes Smart Start of Forsyth County staff email addresses. SSFC is now taking appointments.

President & CEO

Dr. Louis Finney Jr.

Dr. Louis Finney Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Finney has over two decades of experience leading transformational change and opportunities in Early Childcare. He is an experienced Non-Profit Executive with experience as a Principal Investigator for Securing over $200 million in federal grants to support Early Childhood and Head Start initiatives.

Dr. Finney is the founding President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Black Child Development Institute and the current President of the National Association for Family Childcare. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated where he is the current President of the Alpha Pi Lambda Chapter in Winston-Salem, NC.

Administration

Christa Gilbreath

Human Resource Manager

Timothy Campbell

Program Administrative Coordinator

Finance Department

Christine Pierson

Finance Specialist

Oliver Michels

Finance and Data Specialist

Programs Department

Tabitha McAllister

Tabitha McAllister

Chief Program Officer
Saquana Terry

Saquana Terry

Director of Children and Family Services
Sherri Jones

Sherri Jones

Family Intake Manager
Betty Trujillo

Betty Trujillo

Teaching & Learning Services Team Lead
Cryshaunda Rorie

Cryshaunda Rorie

Manager of Child Care Health Services
Vanessa Sawyer-Wilson

Vanessa Sawyer-Wilson

Teaching & Learning Services Training Coordinator

Ruth Meza

NC Pre-K Bilingual Program Assistant

Alisha Holt

NC Pre-K Coordinator

Teresa Cox

Family Intake Specialist

Juanita Bradford

Family Intake Specialist

Ginger Jenkins

Teaching & Learning Services Specialist

Tekeshia Duncan

Family Engagement Specialist

Deysi Reyes

Bilingual Family Intake Specialist

Susan Smith

Teaching & Learning Services Specialist

Susan Gunter

Teaching & Learning Services Specialist

Strategy Department

Garet Beane

Garet Beane

Chief Strategy Officer
Marvin Fulwood

Marvin Fulwood

Director of Advancement
Melissa Estler

Melissa Estler

Director of Continuous Quality Improvement and Partnerships
Juwon Crowell

Juwon Crowell

Special Projects Director

Community Education and Outreach Coordinator