Program Staff

Learn a bit about the people who touch your child’s life
  • Our Teachers & Team Members

    Our staff of highly-trained experts draws on their experience, education, and passion to help each child and family develop to their full potential.
  • The Center’s Teaching Teams

    Which team do you want to “meet”? Click on a tab to see who is part of each of The Center’s awesome teaching, therapy, and support teams.

    • Ms. Darla
      Developmental Specialist & Toddler Classroom Experience Teacher
    • Ms. Deborah
      Developmental Specialist
    • Ms. Dee
      Occupational Therapist &
      PLAY Project Consultant
    • Ms. Dara
      Occupational Therapist &
      PLAY Project Consultant
    Joined The Center: 1994

    Favorite Superhero:
    Wonder Woman

    Read About Ms. Darla

    -“Her “current favorite”—Gus, her golden retriever”

    In addition to home visiting, Darla Wojciechowski, EIS, leads our toddler classroom experiences designed for children who will benefit from spending time together in a social setting.

    Earlier in her career, she taught kindergarten and first grade, so she knows first-hand where the children in her classes are headed in a few years and what will best help them be prepared.

    Joined The Center: 2015

    Favorite Animal:
    Birds

    Read About Ms. Deborah

    “Birds can easily see the big picture any time they want and are able to sing early in the morning.”

    Deborah Lee, B.S., Ed, just eagerly joined our team. Her work with families and very young children with special needs began in 1985 in Massachusetts where she worked as part of a transdisciplinary EI Team.

    She is looking forward to a great year with our families!

    Joined The Center: 1999

    Favorite Animal:
    Dolphins

    Read About Ms. Dee

    Dee Keller, OTR/L, works to strengthen children’s fine motor skills and sensory processing in our classroom and home-based Early Intervention programs.

    She is also a certified PLAY Project Consultant, working with children with autism and their families.

    Joined The Center: 2015

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    City Dog, Country Frog

    Read About Ms. Dara

    Ms. Dara, OTR/L, earned her BA from Butler University and MOT from the University of Indianapolis. She has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist since 2011.

    Ms. Dara is most looking forward to expanding her knowledge of and experience with the children in early intervention here at The Center.

    • Ms. Susan
      Physical Therapist
    • Ms. Vicky
      Physical Therapist
    • Ms. Melinda
      Speech-Language Therapist
    • Ms. Courtney
      Speech-Language Therapist & PLAY Project Consultant
    Joined The Center: 2009

    Favorite Animal:
    My dog Theo

    Read About Ms. Susan

    With a degree from Ohio State, Susan Shuff, PT, has experience in hospital and clinic settings.

    Working at The Center in the Early Intervention classrooms, she enjoys seeing children grow and develop over the years they spend with us.

    Joined The Center: 2000

    Favorite Animal:
    A horse

    Read About Ms. Vicky

    –”with so much power and grace, yet so willing to learn and serve to benefit others”

    Vicky Macklin, MA, PT, has worked as a physical therapist with a focus on children for more than 35 years and is now in our classroom and home-based EI program.

    She loves the safe, team-based environment at The Center. She even recruited her brother to volunteer with us every week!

    Joined The Center: 1998

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    A Peacock on the Roof

    Read About Ms. Melinda

    Melinda Boring, MA, CCC-SLP, loves to help children learn to express themselves. She also loves to work with family members so they, in turn, can help their children communicate and interact with others.

    In addition to her role at The Center, Melinda is an author, speaker, and therapy dog handler.

    Joined The Center: 2016

    Favorite Animal:
    My two dogs, Nike & Layla

    Read About Ms. Courtney

    Courtney Bardelang MA, CCC-SLP, received her BA and MA from the University of Akron. Her experience includes working as an early intervention speech-language pathologist and in clinical settings.

    Courtney says she loves early intervention and is excited to continue working with this population here at The Center. She enjoys working with families to help their children reach their full potential.

    • Ms. Wynne
      Child and Family Educational Support Specialist
    • Ms. Megan
      Family Services Coordinator & EI Social Worker
    Joined The Center: 2018

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Crazy Hair Day

    Read About Ms. Wynne

    Wynne loves “Crazy Hair Day” because it promotes individuality and feeling comfortable with your own body and choices!

    Wynne Chessler, M Ed, came to The Center with a background in early childhood special education, specifically working with children on the autism spectrum, both in home and school environments. But her path to working at The Center actually came by accident when she took a wrong turn and ended up at our building! She was excited to learn about all of the amazing programs available and, after being a stay-at-home mom for a few years, she is thrilled to join a group of professionals who share a same vision for children with special needs!

    Joined The Center: 2014

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Horton Hears a Who

    Read About Ms. Megan

    Megan Glathart, MSW, LSW, EIS, is a social worker and family services specialist in The Center’s Early Intervention program.

    Previously with a foster care agency, she says she values her relationships with children and families as they experience different life events.

    • Ms. Diane
      Teacher, Early Intervention Specialist & Teaching PLAY Consultant
      House 1
    • Ms. Bonnie
      Teacher Assistant
      House 1
    • Ms. Ashley
      Teacher Assistant
      House 1
    Joined The Center: 1990

    Favorite Superhero:
    Her mom

    Read About Ms. Diane

    Diane Ingber has taught at The Center for 25 years.

    She loves seeing children graduate at the end of the year, ready to move on to kindergarten, knowing she was part of a team that helped them on their way.

    Joined The Center: 1986

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Read About Ms. Bonnie

    Ms. Bonnie first became familiar with The Center as a parent.

    The Center is all about the kids, she says, and it’s why she joined the staff six years later and has been with us ever since.

    Joined The Center: 2015

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Read About Ms. Ashley

    Ashley Odenthal has been working with children for nearly a decade after graduating from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. She loves working with children and watching their excitement for learning through play.

    Ashley previously participated in an on-going early literacy research study where she taught new strategies to use in the classroom. She is excited to apply these new practices to benefit the children of House 3!

    • Ms. Lianne
      Teacher, Early Intervention Specialist & Teaching PLAY Consultant
      House 2
    • Ms. Sarah
      Teacher Assistant
      House 2
    • Ms. Chloe
      Teacher Assistant
      House 2
    Joined The Center: 2001

    Favorite Superhero:
    Batman

    Read About Ms. Lianne

    Lianne Elstun, M.Ed., has taught in House 2 for almost 15 years. She loves to support children as they grow, learn, and make new discoveries.

    An added twist: Lianne met her husband through a family in her classroom 8 years ago who introduced her to him!

    Joined The Center: 2012

    Favorite Animal:
    A lion, especially the cubs

    Read About Ms. Sarah

    Sarah Poe is a Teacher Assistant in House 2.

    The position gives her joy and pride as she watches each child grow and accomplish goals throughout the year.

    Joined The Center: 2017

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Pete the Cat

    Read About Ms. Chloe

    Chloe Hallman actually has two favorite books: “Pete the Cat” and “I Love My White Shoes”. Chloe graduated from Bowling Green University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She brings that background to The Center because she wanted to join an organization with such a phenomenal reputation and join in all the good work happening here for the community.

    • Ms. Kami (Dr. D)
      Preschool Teacher, Early Intervention Specialist & Teaching PLAY Consultant
      House 3
    • Ms. Mindy
      Teacher Assistant
      House 3
    • Ms. Eileen
      Teacher Assistant
      House 3
    Joined The Center: 2017

    Favorite Animal:
    All fluffy baby animals

    Read About Ms. Kami

    Dr. Kami Darling, Ph. D., affectionately called “Dr. D”, brings nearly 30 years in the field of education, including intervention, early childhood and teacher education. Her specialties include child development, inclusive pedagogy, literacy and early childhood curriculum development.

    Dr. D’s passion is and always has been working with young children and families and she is glad to join that passion in with her work here at The Center.

    Joined The Center: 1992

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    There’s a Monster at the End of This Book

    Read About Ms. Mindy

    Ms. Mindy has worked as a teacher assistant at The Center for more than two decades.

    She says that every child in her classroom during that time has impacted her for the better in some way.

    Joined The Center: 2018

    Favorite Animal:
    Cats and Dogs

    Read About Ms. Eileen

    Eileen Pollock, BFA always grew up with cats but wanted her own children to have experiences with a dog. Enter a new puppy and Ms. Eileen’s love for dogs soon equaled that of her love for cats.

    Eileen comes to The Center with many years of experience working with children with developmental delays and autism. Her love of children brought her to The Childhood League Center and she looks forward to watching the children grow each year.

    • Ms. Kristina
      Teacher, Early Intervention Specialist & Teaching PLAY Consultant
      House 4
    • Ms. Julia
      Teacher Assistant
      House 4
    • Ms. Molly
      Teacher Assistant
      House 4
    Joined The Center: 2013

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Pete the Cat’s School Shoes

    Read About Ms. Kristina

    Kristina Miller teaches in House 4 – our half-day preschool classroom for children who are transitioning from EI to Preschool.

    She is a strong advocate of The Center’s approach that focuses on each child and the family.

    Joined The Center: 2012 (year she joined the staff)

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    The Giving Tree

    Read About Ms. Julia

    Julia Myers has a rich history with The Center as a League Member, classroom substitute, and now teacher assistant.

    Each time her service was supposed to end, she signed up for more! Her three daughters have also volunteered with us.

    Joined The Center: 2017 (year she joined the staff)

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Bea and Mr. Jones

    Read About Ms. Molly

    Molly Hagkull came to The Childhood League Center first as a League volunteer. She quickly joined as a substitute teacher and when the opportunity to come on full-time arose, she jumped at the chance! Molly brings with her a background as an elementary classroom and Kindermusik teacher.

    When asked her favorite children’s book, she said it was like asking her to choose her favorite child – impossible. So feel free to ask if you’d like other great book suggestions!

    • Ms. Renee
      Developmental, Early Intervention Specialist & Teaching PLAY Consultant
      House 6
    • Ms. Angie
      Teacher Assistant
      House 6
    • Ms. Lily
      Teacher Assistant
      House 6
    Joined The Center: 2010

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    The Napping House

    Read About Ms. Renee

    Renee Miscovich, M.S. Ed., EIS, earned her bachelor’s degree in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences and master’s in Special Education.

    She worked in Boston and Pittsburgh with children and adults with special needs, before moving to Columbus in 2010 and joining us soon afterwards.

    Joined The Center: 2013

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Charlotte’s Web

    Read About Ms. Angie

    Angie McLarty first came to The Center when she joined The League and began volunteering in the classroom.

    After five years she became an Assisting Board Member before joining the staff in 2013. What does Ms. Angie get out of working here? “Happiness!”

    Joined The Center: 2018

    Favorite Animal:
    Elephant

    Read About Ms. Lily

    Ms. Lily Scheetz, BA began at The Center as an intern after one of her psychology professors introduced her because of her experience and love of working with children with developmental delays. Lily quickly realized that she wanted to stay and work with the amazing children and she is excited to continue to learn about the kids and to make an impact on their lives.

    Lily graduated from Capital University with a bachelor’s in psychology. Her favorite animals are elephants because they are known for being caring and sensitive.

    • Ms. Tiffany
      Developmental, Early Intervention Specialist & Teaching PLAY Consultant
      House 8
    • Ms. Shanai
      Teacher Assistant
      House 8
    • Ms. Cara
      Teacher Assistant
      House 8
    Joined The Center: 2011

    Favorite Superhero:
    Wonder Woman

    Read About Ms. Tiffany

    Tiffany Burghart, EIS, has been an Early Intervention Specialist for 12 years.

    She has a degree in Child and Family Studies and is certified in Pre-Kindergarten, Early Intervention, and Early Education of the Handicapped.

    Joined The Center: 2018

    Favorite Superhero:
    My Daddy

    Read About Ms. Shanai

    Shanai Neal, M Ed, was a child care provider for a former Center student. She says, “I just loved his teachers. I thought this was a wonderful place and I love how they meet the needs of all children. I wanted to be part of it and collaborate with colleagues and parents to meet the goals of all children.”

    Shanai bring more than 10 years of experience working with toddlers and preschoolers and has a Masters of Education specializing in special needs.

    Joined The Center: 2018

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    Read About Ms. Cara

    Ms. Cara Ross brings with her an extensive background in psychology and experience working with children birth to age 5. In addition to being a professional, Cara is also a Center parent to typically developing peers. Her oldest son recently graduated from The Center and her two daughters currently.

    Cara says that witnessing the incredible growth and impact The Center made in her own son’s life made her decide to bring all of her children here and influenced her decision to pursue a career here. She looks forward to being a part of that impact in the lives of other children.

    • Ms. Darla
      Developmental Specialist & Toddler Classroom Experience Teacher
    • Ms. Becky
      Teacher Assistant
      House 10
    • Ms. Brittni
      Teacher Assistant
      House 10
    Joined The Center: 2011

    Favorite Superhero:
    Wonder Woman

    Read About Ms. Darla

    -“Her “current favorite”—Gus, her golden retriever”

    In addition to teaching, Darla Wojciechowski, EIS, coordinates The Center’s Early Intervention Team.

    Earlier in her career, she taught kindergarten and first grade, so she knows first-hand where the children in her classes are headed in a few years and what will best help them be prepared.

    Joined The Center: 2002

    Favorite Animal:
    Puppies

    Read About Ms. Becky

    -“Puppies—they are great to love and cuddle”

    Becky Nickell began as our cook and ran the kitchen at The Center for 11 years before becoming a bus driver.

    Becky loves children and has a soft spot for those with special needs.

    Joined The Center: 2018

    Favorite Animal:
    Frog

    Read About Ms. Brittni

    Ms. Brittni Brown first came to The Center as she was completing her infant/toddler practicum, as a part of nearly a decade of preschool and toddler early childhood education experience. After completing her practicum, Ms. Brittni was recommended to come on staff full-time. She looks forward to watching the progress of the children and also hopes to see them come back to visit in the future.

    Brittni says her favorite animal is a frog because of Princess Tiana!

    • Ms. Judi
      Classroom Floater
    • Ms. Carol
      Speech-Language Therapist
    • Ms. Marty
      Speech-Language Therapist, PLAY Project & Teaching PLAY Consultant
    Joined The Center: 2018

    Favorite Animal:
    Elephants

    Read About Ms. Judi

    Ms. Judi has enjoyed getting to know all of the children attending The Center. She most looks forward to watching their progression throughout the year!

    Joined The Center: 2007

    Favorite Animal:
    Dogs

    Read About Ms. Carol

    Carol Rodriguez, MA, CCC-SLP, has provided services to children in both our Preschool and Early Intervention programs.

    In addition to serving on the staff, her other connections to The Center include as a parent, as the daughter and daughter-in-law of Center volunteers, and as the wife of a volunteer who dons a certain red suit and white beard at holiday time! /p>

    Joined The Center: 1992

    Favorite Superhero:
    Blue Ear

    Read About Ms. Marty

    –”Blue Ear, Marvel’s new superhero who wears a listening device.”

    Martha Starkey, MA, CCC-SLP, helped establish The Center’s Early Intervention services in the 1990s, then moved to the Preschool Team in 2000.

    She provides speech-language therapy interventions for our preschool children and is the coordinator for our entire Preschool Team.

    • Ms. Tara
      Physical Therapist
    • Ms. Jennifer
      Chef
    • Ms. Anne Marie
      Kitchen Assistant
    Joined The Center: 2006

    Favorite Animal:
    Charlotte’s Web

    Read About Ms. Tara

    Tara Keller, MPT, is a Preschool and Early Intervention physical therapist.

    Before joining us, she worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as an Outpatient Physical Therapist.

    Joined The Center: 2014

    Favorite Animal:
    A Cat

    Read About Ms. Jennifer

    –”A cat, who keeps you laughing and is always getting into something.”

    A graduate of the Columbus State Community College Culinary Program and an instructor at Local Matters, Jennifer loves cooking for children and hearing their feedback.

    She recognizes the importance of cooking for children with different needs and tastes, as well as the important role nutrition plays in a child’s healthy development.

    Joined The Center: 2018

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Little Blue Truck

    Read About Ms. Anne Marie

    Ms. Anne Marie joined The Center after 13 years in the corporate business world. She loves her position as it is “the perfect blend of all my passions: cooking good food, working with kids and enough time to spend with my own family!” She looks forward to getting the children to try new foods!

    • Ms. Ann
      Registered Nurse
    • Ms. Carla
      Preschool Social Worker & Family Services Specialist
    • Ms. Sheila
      Preschool Supervisor
    Joined The Center: 2013

    Favorite Animal:
    A Dog

    Read About Ms. Ann

    —”A dog, whose unconditional love provides comfort and reassurance”

    Ann Kolopus, RN, BSN, is The Center’s nurse, a role in which she aims to bring brightness to each child with whom she interacts.

    She has held other positions at The Center as well, including teacher assistant, student aide, bus driver, and classroom volunteer.

    Joined The Center: 1993

    Favorite Animal:
    Dogs

    Read About Ms. Carla

    Carla M. Bearden, LSW, is a social worker and family services specialist for The Center’s Preschool program.

    The best part of working here for her is assisting families and children reach their maximum potential by watching their growth and successes.

    Joined The Center: 2018

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

    Read About Ms. Sheila

    Sheila Torio, Ed. S, came to The Center with 31 years of experience in various roles in early childhood education and early intervention. She leads the entire preschool team and she loves being a part of the wonderful programming for Center-based children and families.

    • Ms. Wynne
      Child and Family Educational Support Specialist
    Joined The Center: 2018

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Crazy Hair Day

    Read About Ms. Wynne

    Wynne loves “Crazy Hair Day” because it promotes individuality and feeling comfortable with your own body and choices!

    Wynne Chessler, M Ed, came to The Center with a background in early childhood special education, specifically working with children on the autism spectrum, both in home and school environments. But her path to working at The Center actually came by accident when she took a wrong turn and ended up at our building! She was excited to learn about all of the amazing programs available and, after being a stay-at-home mom for a few years, she is thrilled to join a group of professionals who share a same vision for children with special needs!

    • Ms. Kristin
      Service Coordinator
    • Ms. Lauren
      Help Me Grow Service Coordinator
    • Ms. Brittany
      Help Me Grow Clinical Supervisor & Service Coordinator
    Joined The Center: 2015

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life

    Read About Ms. Kristin

    Kristin Clark brings her strong background in Early Intervention and Social Services to bear as Help Me Grow Service Coordinator, working with families in their homes.

    Joined The Center: 2018

    Favorite Animal:
    Safari Animals

    Read About Ms. Lauren

    Lauren Holland, BA, studied psychology at Ohio University before she began working in early childhood fields. Lauren previously worked for Head Start, the Buckeye Ranch and Action for Children. She sought out The Childhood League Center because she wanted the opportunity to work more hands on and effectively with families directly.

    Joined The Center: 2014

    Favorite Superhero:
    Wolverine

    Read About Ms. Brittany

    Brittany Williams brings four years of home visiting experience to her position in The Center’s Help Me Grow Program.

    As she interacts with families and their children, she particularly enjoys providing resources and information any ways she can.

    • Ginger Young
      CEO
    • Paula Litton
      Chief Operating Officer
    • Jennifer Haddow
      Chief Program Officer
    Joined The Center: 2013

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Good Night Moon

    Read About Ginger

    “I loved reading this book every night to my son. When he began to read, he loved reading it to me.”

    As Chief Executive Officer, Ginger Young brings a long career of service and leadership to The Childhood League Center. Her experience includes serving as Director of the YWCA’s Family Center and Women’s Programs and as Vice President of Clinical Operations at St. Vincent Family Center.

    She also worked with the deaf and hard-of hearing community for more than 15 years. With strong connections in Central Ohio’s nonprofit community, she is leading The Center to make an ever-greater impact in the future.

    Joined The Center: 1999

    Favorite Superhero:
    Wonder Woman

    Read About Paula

    Paula Litton supports the mission of The Center by being responsible for budgeting, investments, and human resources, and overall internal operations.

    For more than 15 years, she has witnessed the amazing impact of The Center teachers, therapists, and staff on children and families.

    Joined The Center: 2016

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    The Monster at the End of This Book

    Read About Jennifer

    Jennifer Haddow, MS Ed, has a background which includes: teaching elementary students with intellectual delays and students with emotional disturbance, time as a behavioral specialist, facilitator of a school climate grant, administrative experience as a Special Education Coordinator for South-Western City Schools, and most recently, as the Director of Student Services of Grandview Heights Schools.

    Additionally, Jennifer is trained as a certified trauma specialist and worked with The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. What attracted her most to The Center was the excellent staff and their vision for the future.

    • New Member
    • Peter Tripp
      Senior Director of Community Development
    • Cathy Kupsky
      Director of Marketing & Communications
    Joined The Center: 2015

    Favorite Superhero:
    Underdog

    Read About Peter

    Peter Tripp joined The Childhood League Center as Director of Community Development. Peter brings to this role 31 years of non-profit experience where he served both national and local organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, where he served as the Regional Director of Agency Development, and a local non-profit where he served as the Director of Donor and Investor Relations.

    Previously, Peter held the position of CEO for two different non-profit agencies, and for the past 15 years, he has consulted for the non-profit sector across the Midwest.

    “I was drawn to The Childhood League Center because of its positive impact on kids and their early education – a life-long passion of mine,” Peter says. “I look forward to sharing with individuals from broad sectors of our community about all of The Center‘s good work and the many ways they can get involved to help us do more.”

    Joined The Center: 2014

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Press Here

    Read About Cathy

    “Press Here” is a fun book for kids and adults! It’s fun watching someone read it for the first time!

    Cathy’s background in teaching overseas and graphic design complement her role at The Center well. One of her favorite parts of working here is when she gets to spend time with the kids and take pictures. She enjoys seeing firsthand the changes happening in the children’s lives and sharing their stories.

    • Patricia Klier
      Director of PLAY Project Business Operations
    • Crystal Milner
      Program & Compliance Manager
    • Andrea Gryzbowski
      Development Manager
    Joined The Center: 1999

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Beautiful Oops

    Read About Patricia

    Patricia Klier graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Advertising and immediately launched into a public relations career, working with authors, speakers and consultants on their book campaigns and publicity.

    After the birth of her daughter, Patricia switched gears and started freelance writing for AOL.com and the publication, Gainesville Magazine; a rewarding role that allowed her to stay home with her children. Today, she is proud to be a part of The Childhood League Center’s PLAY Project. She is passionate about learning, travel, photography, reading, running and golf.

    She was really drawn to The Childhood League Center’s goal of helping children of all abilities reach their full potential. She says, “I love being able to send my daughter, Amelia, to preschool here and watch her grow! I love reading to my kids and one of our favorite books is called “Beautiful Oops” which is about turning artistic “mistakes” into wonderful masterpieces. It has a positive message that can be applied to life in general.”

    Joined The Center: 2011

    Favorite Animal:
    Butterflies

    Read About Crystal

    Crystal Milner comes to The Center with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services-Management and a Master of Art in Human Services Counseling. Crystal came to The Childhood League Center when she heard about the great work with the children and families. She knew she wanted to be connected to the awesomeness that was taking place. She continues to look forward to the greatness between families and their children and the teachers and staff that they strive for daily. The continued growth and determination of the kids is like no other and it insures everyone involved has a pathway to their best.

    Crystal’s favorite animal is the butterfly because they are a perfect example of transformation, beauty, growth and joy. They are the perfect representation of resiliency. They go into what seems to be a dark, restricted place for what may feel like forever while in the process but with time, they come out more beautiful and ready to fly!

    Joined The Center: 2017

    Favorite Superhero:
    Sally Ride, the first American woman in space!

    Read About Andrea

    Andrea Gryzbowski came to The Center from Chicago, IL by way of Baltimore, MD. She has always worked for organizations focused on children’s development and health outcomes, and she is thrilled to continue that passionate work here.

    She says what inspires her work here is that, “The minute you walk in and see our kids, you’re captivated! I love working with our incredibly creative staff and seeing the impact they have on our kids every day!”

    • Monica Leichtenberg
      Database Manager
    • Tanvi Bhowmik
      Accounting Assistant
    • Margaret Mason
      Morning Receptionist
    Joined The Center: 2017

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    Moon Lake

    Read About Monica

    While relatively new to The Childhood League Center, Monica knew of it long before she thought to work here. Her niece, Lydia, is a Center alumna and when Monica moved to Columbus from New Orleans, she decided to get involved. Monica is inspired by the work of the teachers and therapists every day and is so proud to support their impact.

    Joined The Center: 2016

    Favorite Animal:
    Cow

    Read About Tanvi

    Tanvi Bhowmik has a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Rutgers University and an Accounting concentration from Columbus State Community College. Before coming to The Childhood League Center, Tanvi worked in the finance department of a tractor corporation and at an accounting firm.

    She was drawn to the position at The Center that was focused in her field of expertise, but she was equally happy to learn it would support the educational development of the children. Her favorite animal is the cow because they are extremely gentle and they provide us with milk.

    Joined The Center: 2017

    Favorite Animal:
    Alpacas

    Read About Margaret

    Ms. Maggie greets the children every morning with a big, warm smile as they come to The Center. She brings with her a background in customer service and it shines as she welcomes the families, helps answer questions, offer directions or refer people to the right resources they need. Maggie says that alpacas are her favorite animals because they are so darn cute!

    • Cynthia Turner
      Afternoon Receptionist
    Joined The Center: 2017

    Favorite Children’s Book:
    The Ballerina Shoes

    Read About Cynthia

    Ms. Cynthia Turner’s favorite children’s book is The Ballerina Shoes because it was her first long chapter book. Cynthia came to The Childhood League Center after retiring from Alvis, Inc. after twenty years working in the Workforce Development Department as an Employment Specialist. What brought her to The Center was the opportunity to work in and with the community.

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