Family Development Center Staff 


Carol Morrison, Executive Director

  • UCLA Management Fellow
  • M.A. Human Development, Pacific Oaks College
  • B.S. Early Childhood Special Education, Purdue University
Mary Mims, R.N. Health Services Director 
  • B.S. Nursing, University of Illinois
  • M.A. Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois

Erin Gutierrez, Education Director

  • M.A. Early Childhood Education
  • Type 04 Early Childhood Teaching Certificate
  • Type 29 Bilingual Teaching Certificate
  • Special Education Endorsement

Shanta Payton, Family Services Director

  • M.A. Communication and Training, Governors State University
  • B.A. Child Development, Kendall College
  • A.A. Social Service, Kendall College

Artist in Residence

Jane Hudak, Art Professor

  • Ph.D. in Art Education, The Ohio State University
  • B.F.A. in Art Therapy, Capital University

Preschool Staff

Kelly Jager, Lead Teacher

  • B.A. Early Childhood Education
  • Type 04 Early Childhood Teaching Certificate 

Heather Norden-Lebda

  • B.S. Early Childhood Education
  • Type 04 Early Childhood Teaching Certificate

Melinda Schumann

  • B.A. Human Development and Family Studies, UW-Madison
  • M.A. Early Childhood Education, St. Xavier University

Cori Swanson

  • B.S. Early Childhood Education, Illinois State University

Beth Hank, Associate Teacher

Alodia Woods, Associate Teacher

Jane Berwanger, Associate Teacher

Leah Simmons, Floating Associate Teacher

Early Head Start Staff

  • Elizabeth Kohn, Home Visitor
  • Yolanda Jumper, Home Visitor
  • Crystal Lee, Infant Toddler Teacher
  • Selene Willard, Infant Toddler Teacher
  • Courtney Dykes, Infant toddler Teacher
  • Harvetta Porter, Infant Toddler Teacher
  • Kathleen Ruzanski, Infant Toddler Teacher 
  • Jill Kociolek, Infant Toddler Teacher
  • Velma Meek, Infant Toddler Teacher
  • Amere Washington, Infant Toddler Teacher
  • Kenya Reed, Infant Toddler Teacher

After School Staff

  • Ann Green, Child Development Associate

Support Staff

  • Audrey McIntyre, Administrative Coordinator
  • Clarissa Anagnos, Office Support Specialist