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Southwest Regional Key 
Who's Who?

 

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Melissa Fuller, Southwest Regional Key Director, 412-255-1290

“My passion is supporting providers, children, and families to offer high quality care for the state of Pennsylvania and advocating for the southwest region to offer high quality care for children and families.” 

 

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Linda Pelesky, Administrative Assistant, 412-255-1240

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

 

 

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Jessica Bailey, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1177 

“Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile”  
~Unknown


 

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Lisa Black, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1233  

“It is easier to build strong children than it is to repair broken adults.”
 


 

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Cathy Burkett, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-713-0082 

“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” ~Denis Waitley 


 

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Ashley Brienza, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1240

“Be someone who makes everybody feel like somebody.”

 

 

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Alexis Cathie, Grants Coordinator, 412-255-1266

“Laugh as much as you breathe, love as much as you live.”

 

 

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Johnnielee Covington, Senior Compliance Specialist, 412-255-1259 

“It's never about one person. It's about the TEAMS you put in place. Without the right people, You're going nowhere." ~Vince Camuto


 

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Sharon Enfield, Enrollment & Teacher’s Asst. Specialist, 412-255-1228 

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success…” ~Henry Ford


 

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Patricia Ferricks, Compliance Liaison, 412-255-1259 

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” ~Audrey Hepburn Word 


 

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Judy Graca, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1259 

'We are the best versions of ourselves when we uplift others.”



 

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Christin Habura-Darragh, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1290

“What you be they will become.”

 


 

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Susanne Hamilton, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1168 

“Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded.” ~Jessica Lair



 

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Kathy Hanley, Keystone STARS Manager, 412-255-1137

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”

 
 

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Amanda Hutchison, Infant Toddler Specialist, 412-255-1457

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play, children learn how to learn.”  ~O. Fred Donaldson

 
 

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Jan Jones, Race to the Top Outreach Specialist, 412-255-1220

“All great achievements require time.” ~Maya Angelou

 

 

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Sara Kiehn, Movement Specialist, 412-255-1265

“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou

 
 

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Jahla McKinney, Technology Resource Specialist, 412-255-1169

“You have two hands. One to help yourself, the second to help others.”

 

 

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Dawn McManus, Early Learning Quality Specialist, 412-255-1458

“Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.”

 

 

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Mareena Moore, Race to the Top Outreach Specialist, 412-255-1470

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 
 

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Janine Pagano, Technical Assistance/Mentor Manager, 412-255-1470

“I am very proud of the free resources and supports we offer to providers. If a provider is in need of assistance, all they have to do is ask a member of our team.” 

 

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Nicole Paulovich, Early Learning Quality Specialist, 412-255-1170

“I love that in one way or another, through my work, I am making a positive difference in the early care and education that young children are receiving away from their homes.” 

 

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Lindsey Perry, Race to the Top Manager/SAC Manager, 412-255-1260

“Be a voice, not an echo.”

 

 

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Chris Rodgers, Professional Development Manager, 412-255-1241

“The PD department celebrates the uniqueness of providers and families.” 

 

 

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Tom Yeager, Professional Development Specialist, 412-255-1278

“If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much”                              ~ Marian Wright-Edelman

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Southwest Regional Key 
Who's Who?

 

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Melissa Fuller, Southwest Regional Key Director, 412-255-1290

“My passion is supporting providers, children, and families to offer high quality care for the state of Pennsylvania and advocating for the southwest region to offer high quality care for children and families.” 

 

image description

Linda Pelesky, Administrative Assistant, 412-255-1240

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

 

 

image description

Jessica Bailey, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1177 

“Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile”  
~Unknown


 

image description

Lisa Black, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1233  

“It is easier to build strong children than it is to repair broken adults.”
 


 

image description

Cathy Burkett, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-713-0082 

“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” ~Denis Waitley 


 

image description

Ashley Brienza, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1240

“Be someone who makes everybody feel like somebody.”

 

 

image description

Alexis Cathie, Grants Coordinator, 412-255-1266

“Laugh as much as you breathe, love as much as you live.”

 

 

image description

Johnnielee Covington, Senior Compliance Specialist, 412-255-1259 

“It's never about one person. It's about the TEAMS you put in place. Without the right people, You're going nowhere." ~Vince Camuto


 

image description

Sharon Enfield, Enrollment & Teacher’s Asst. Specialist, 412-255-1228 

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success…” ~Henry Ford


 

image description

Patricia Ferricks, Compliance Liaison, 412-255-1259 

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” ~Audrey Hepburn Word 


 

image description

Judy Graca, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1259 

'We are the best versions of ourselves when we uplift others.”



 

image description

Christin Habura-Darragh, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1290

“What you be they will become.”

 


 

image description

Susanne Hamilton, Keystone STARS Specialist, 412-255-1168 

“Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded.” ~Jessica Lair



 

image description

Kathy Hanley, Keystone STARS Manager, 412-255-1137

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”

 
 

image description

Amanda Hutchison, Infant Toddler Specialist, 412-255-1457

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play, children learn how to learn.”  ~O. Fred Donaldson

 
 

image description

Jan Jones, Race to the Top Outreach Specialist, 412-255-1220

“All great achievements require time.” ~Maya Angelou

 

 

image description

Sara Kiehn, Movement Specialist, 412-255-1265

“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou

 
 

image description

Jahla McKinney, Technology Resource Specialist, 412-255-1169

“You have two hands. One to help yourself, the second to help others.”

 

 

image description

Dawn McManus, Early Learning Quality Specialist, 412-255-1458

“Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.”

 

 

image description

Mareena Moore, Race to the Top Outreach Specialist, 412-255-1470

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 
 

image description

Janine Pagano, Technical Assistance/Mentor Manager, 412-255-1470

“I am very proud of the free resources and supports we offer to providers. If a provider is in need of assistance, all they have to do is ask a member of our team.” 

 

image description

Nicole Paulovich, Early Learning Quality Specialist, 412-255-1170

“I love that in one way or another, through my work, I am making a positive difference in the early care and education that young children are receiving away from their homes.” 

 

image description

Lindsey Perry, Race to the Top Manager/SAC Manager, 412-255-1260

“Be a voice, not an echo.”

 

 

image description

Chris Rodgers, Professional Development Manager, 412-255-1241

“The PD department celebrates the uniqueness of providers and families.” 

 

 

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Tom Yeager, Professional Development Specialist, 412-255-1278

“If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much”                              ~ Marian Wright-Edelman

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