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CDD Central Office Staff


Deputy Commissioner’s Office

Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner - (802) 241-3110
Rachel Smith, Administrative Services Coordinator II - (802) 241-0825
Sheila Duranleau, Director of Programs, (802) 241-0830


Operations Unit

Karolyn Long, Operations Director, (802) 279-4019
Dragica Gagulic, BFIS Functional Coordinator, (802) 241-0807
Chris Mack, BFIS Administrative Services Coordinator II, (802) 241-0814
Amy Shaefer, Data Analyst and Information Administrator, (802) 798-9332
Nya Pike, Process and Performance Analyst, (802) 798-2145
Erik Post, Senior Process and Performance Analyst, (802) 241-0821
Stephen Ames, CDDIS Administrative Services Coordinator II
Holly Peake, CDDIS Administrative Services Coordinator II


Policy Unit

Nicole Dubuque, Director of Policy & Planning, (802) 373-8624
Leslie Bergeron, CDD Process/Policy Administrator, (802) 760-9282


Child Care Financial Assistance Program

Emily Hazard, Child Care Financial Assistance Program Administrator, (802) 241-0822
Kimberly Bruder, Child Care Grant Monitor, (802) 585-0706
Beth Tofel-Grehl, Child Care Grant Monitor, (802) 557-7555
Vacant, Program Integrity (Fraud) Investigator
Melissa VanBuskirk, Administrative Services Coordinator II, (802) 241-0813


Child Care Licensing

    Elizabeth Maurer, Director of Child Care Licensing, (802) 735-6009
    Jonathan Boyd, Child Care Licensing Supervisor, (802) 585-6090
    Kelly Lyford, Child Care Licensing Supervisor, (802) 279-1229
    Donna Monroe Lopiccolo, Child Care Licensing Supervisor, (802) 595-2533


    Child Care Licensing - Field Specialists


    Contact your licensor for questions about child care regulations or practices.
    See the list of who covers what area.


    Kim Buxton, Licensing Field Specialist II, (802) 585-9035
    Erin Canniff, Licensing Field Specialist II, (802) 585-4482
    Elaine Crawford, Licensing Field Specialist II, (802) 793-6350
    Sarah Crosier, Licensing Field Specialist I, (802) 585-8001
    Sara Fitts-Pratt, Licensing Field Specialist II, (802) 585-0099
    Carrie Knight, Licensing Field Specialist II, (802) 585-8120
    Ellen Livingston, Licensing Field Specialist I, (802) 318-6649
    Heather Purinton, Licensing Field Specialist I, (802) 585-6088
    Robin Rielly, Licensing Field Specialist I, (802) 798-9092
    Bridget Sheldrick, Licensing Field Specialist II, (802) 595-3756
    Ann Sparrow, Licensing Field Specialist I, (802) 760-9087
    Amy Hall, Licensing Field Specialist I, (802) 598-0528 


    Child Care Licensing - Technicians


    Contact your technician for questions about the processing of a registration, license, or criminal records check. See the list of who covers your area.


    Jacek Deptula, Child Care Business Technician, (802) 241-0276
    Tracy Ferrell, Child Care Business Technician, (802) 798-9089
    Tiffany Le, Child Care Business Technician, (802) 241-0810
    Lacey Osborne, Child Care Business Technician, (802) 585-4995


    Children's Integrated Services

    Keith Williams, CIS Director, (802) 241-0828
    Ann Dillenbeck, Program Improvement Manager, (802) 760-0412
    Leslie Davis, Part C Program Administrator, (802) 585-9652
    Jill Pearl, Specialized Child Care Administrator, (802) 241-0163
    Maria White, CIS Home Visiting Coordinator, (802) 904-3063
    Hilary Watson, CIS Family Engagement Coordinator, (802) 760-9416
    Samantha Higgins-Parrales, Administrative Services Coordinator I, (802) 241-0157


    State Head Start Collaboration Office

    Renee Kelly, Head Start State Collaboration Office Director, (802) 585-9194


    Statewide Systems & Community Collaborations

    Rey Garofano, Child Care Quality Program Administrator, (802) 585-8042
    Amy Bolger, Health & Early Childhood Systems Coordinator, (802) 498-7751
    Lynne Robbins, Early Childhood and Afterschool Systems Specialist, (802) 241-0823
    Natalie Nachtigal, ARPA Business Application Support Specialist, (802) 989-9685
    Margaret Barch-Pearsall, ARPA Communications and Outreach Coordinator, (802) 760-9327
    Johanna Vaczy, ARPA Business Services Specialist II, (802) 904-3161