Our Team

The following list includes Smart Start of Forsyth County staff, e-mail addresses and phone numbers. Smart Start of Forsyth County is NOW taking appointments! Smart Start of Forsyth County is thrilled to be back in our office and look forward to supporting you.


Louis Finney Jr., Director ejecutivo

Joanna Brim, Human Resource Manager

Finance and Contracts Administration 

Thomas Long, Chief Finance Officer

Melissa Estler, Director of Continuous Quality Improvement and Partnerships

Malcolm Moisés, Finance Specialist

Oliver Michels, Finance and Data Specialist

Operaciones del programa

Tabitha McAllister, Director de programas

Evenlyn Wilson, Program Support Specialist, Educator Scholarship

Children and Family Services

Saquana Terry, Director de Servicios para Niños y Familias

Ruth Meza, NC Pre-K Bilingual Program Assistant

Demetrios Mebane, NC Pre-K Specialist

Family Intake/Childcare Subsidies

Sherri Jones, Family Intake Manager

Teresa Cox, Family Intake Specialist 

Tekeshia Duncan, Family Intake Specialist

Juanita Bradford, Family Intake Specialist

Family Engagement

Norma Gonzalez, Family Engagement Specialist

Servicios de enseñanza y aprendizaje

Betty Trujillo, Líder del equipo de enseñanza y aprendizaje

Vanessa Sawyer-Wilson, Líder del equipo de enseñanza y aprendizaje

Ginger Jenkins, Teaching and Learning Specialist

Susan Smith, Teaching and Learning Specialist

Amy Queen, Teaching and Learning Specialist

Alisha Holt, Teaching and Learning Specialist

Promoción y educación comunitaria

Marvin Fulwood, Director of Advancement & Community Education

Vacant, Community Education and Outreach Coordinator

Child Care Health Services

Rachel Lentz, Gerente de Servicios de Salud de Cuidado Infantil

Kaitlyn Carelock, Child Care Health Services Coordinator




Staff Highlight: November 2021

Staff Highlight | Tabitha McAllister

Meet Tabitha McAllister, Chief Program Officer. Tabitha has been with Smart Start of Forsyth County for 1 year and has been a complete joy to our team! As one our leaders in the organization, Tabitha oversees the NC Pre-K, Childcare Subsidies, Educator Scholarship, Childcare Health Consultant, and Teaching & Learning Services programs. Tabitha enjoys being with her family, her grandchildren, and attending church! When asking about ANY of our programs, Tabitha is our go to lady! Thank you Tabitha for your dedication and loyalty to Smart Start of Forsyth County!