Our Staff

Margaret Atkinson

Executive Director
Extension 311

Margaret AtkinsonMargaret has worked for many years as a fundraiser and administrator for a variety of non-profit organizations focusing on poverty and social justice issues. Her past professional experiences include working as the Director of Development at The Institute For Community Economics in Springfield MA, as the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at the Monadnock Humane Society, and in Donor Communications for Covenant House in New York City. Margaret gained experience in the small business arena as one of the Worker-Owners of the Green Mountain Spinnery Cooperative, a manufacturer of natural fiber yarns in Putney VT acting most recently as Marketing Director. During this time she also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cooperative Fund of New England. Margaret served from 2002-2013 on the Brattleboro Town School Board and through that experience has grown familiar with the many issues facing families with young children in the region. Margaret lives in Brattleboro with her husband Alec Muller and their son, Phelan and their two adopted pets Chip the Boston Terrier and Gizmo the parrot.
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Sarah DiNicola

Director of Communications & Operations
Extension 310

Sarah DiNicolaSarah has worked with or in support of children for 20 years. She’s worked for numerous community-based organizations, focusing on after-school care, one-on-one relationships as well as professional development for elementary grade educators. She’s also been a substitute pre-school and elementary school teacher, a full-time nanny, a ‘big sister’ and a drop-in center arts teacher. Sarah came to Windham Child Care Association in 2009. She appreciates being part of a team that is making high-quality child care more attainable for local families. She is a happy mom to 6 year old Sylvia and 8 year old Nina.
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Grace Edson

Child and Adult Care Food Program Coordinator
Extension 315

Grace EdsonGrace has over twenty years experience working with children and families. She has held every position in child care from janitor and cook to teacher and director.  Her favorite part of working with children is talking with and listening to the children. She likes snow, broccoli and roller coasters.  Grace believes nutrition education is more than learning about healthy foods.  Nutrition education teaches children about math, science, literacy and social studies.  You can build a whole curriculum around food and food is fun!
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Jeanna Genest

Support Services Coordinator
Extension 318

Jeanna GenestJeanna Genest has been with Windham Child Care Association since 2008. She has a B.A. in sociology/anthropology from Ohio Wesleyan University. Jeanna enjoys being part of Windham Child Care Association because the agency strives to make a positive difference in the lives of families and young children. As a working mother of three children, she recognizes the stress involved with balancing child care and work and hopes that her work helps families alleviate some of that stress.
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RoseAnn Grimes

Eligibility & Referral Specialist
Extension 317

RoseAnn began working to Windham Child Care Association in 2013 with a passion for working with non-profits that support Windham County. After graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science, she worked for various non-profits in the Brattleboro area as well as a Site Director for an afterschool program. RoseAnn’s appreciation for quality child care grew from her roles as a babysitter and a nanny as well as helping find solutions to challenges that parents and early educators face each day. RoseAnn enjoys the passionate staff she is lucky enough to work alongside each day and is glad for the opportunity to support the mission of Windham Child Care Association.
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Tonya Kangas

CIS Child Care Coordinator
Extension 319

Tonya KangasTonya joined Windham Child Care Association in the Spring of 2013. Tonya has a MS in Child Development and Family Relations and is also a Certified Infant Massage InstructorTonya has worked as an infant-toddler classroom teacher, assistant director, early interventionist, and a co-teacher for an undergraduate infant-toddler curriculum course. Having worked in a variety of settings, with a variety of different families, early childhood for many years, Tonya understands both the importance and challenges of providing high quality child care. In her free time, Tonya enjoys hiking, reading, attending workshops and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
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Sueño LeBlond

Early Education Outreach Specialist
Extension 321

Sueño LeBlondSueño is an early childhood educator with over a decade of experience in preschools, summer camps and public school classrooms. Sueño’s interest in early literacy development, the power of stories, and theme based curriculum enhance her work as the Early Education Outreach Specialist. The Early Learning Express allows Sueño to bring language, rich stories and simple theater to children throughout the area.
Outside of work, you can expect to find Sueño exploring by foot, ski or bicycle, admiring the flowers, snowflakes and other micro wonders, likely singing all the while. Or, then again, perhaps she is happily reclined on the couch enjoying a good book.
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Julianne Mills

Office Manager
Extension 313

Julianne joined Windham Child Care Association in the fall of 2010 with a background in customer service and sales as well as having been an assistant pre-school teacher and substitute elementary school teacher. Outside of work she volunteers for various committees within her local community and is an all-season outdoor enthusiast and traveller.
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