about the partnership staff

this is who we are

There is no one who works harder than our staff. The quality of service they deliver, the knowledge and kindness they offer freely and their willingness to go above and beyond makes us a lucky agency.  If there is something we can do to help your family or children, please let us know.  Everything’s possible when you care about what you do.

Administrators

Dwight Morris

Dwight Morris

Executive Director
Karen Mills

Karen Mills

Operations Director
Christina Peterson

Christina Peterson

Community Engagement Manager
Heather Machia

Heather Machia

Early Literacy Coordinator
Community Outreach and Awareness Coordinator
Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Special Projects Coordinator
Safe Kids
Myra Burrell

Myra Burrell

Data and Contracts Manager

Finance

Angela Baker

Angela Baker

Finance Director
Wendy Casey

Wendy Casey

MAC Accountant
Gale Barbour

Gale Barbour

Finance Assistant
Diane Narron

Diane Narron

MAC Finance Specialist

family support Initiatives

Beth Moore

Beth Moore

Family Services Manager
Brittany Hardee

Brittany Hardee

Early Intervention Coordinator
Lovette Kirks

Lovette Kirks

Family Support Specialist
Cindy Laporte

Cindy Laporte

Family Support Specialist
Letty Urbina

Letty Urbina

Family Support Specialist
Carmen Delgado

Carmen Delgado

Program Assistant

early childhood education initiatives

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson

Early Care and Education Manager
NC PreK Director
Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams

Early Childhood Specialist
Emily Englehart

Emily Englehart

Early Childhood Specialist
Early Childhood Specialist

Jennifer Warren

Early Childhood Specialist
Melissa King

Melissa King

Special Projects Coordinator
TIP / Trainings

Nylla Harris

Early Childhood Specialist

our Directors

We are fortunate to have a diverse group of Johnston County community leaders guiding our work.

Meet Our Board

Join Our Team

Partnership for Children of Johnston County has immediate openings for the following positions. 

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to Karen Mills.

The CCHC position is a community-based position that works with early care and education (child care) administrators, operators, and early educators to ensure healthy and safe environments for children in child care. CCHC’s offer training and technical assistance through consultation and coaching.

The Community Outreach Coordinator supports the overall mission of the Partnership by promoting the many programs and supports offered to early care and education professionals, families and the community at large. This position develops the Partnerships annual community engagement plan, maintains the Partnership web-site and designs social media content, and coordinates community events.

Family support specialists work collaboratively with families to positively influence parent and family well-being. Through evidence based models, Family Support Specialists work one-on-one and in group settings, to improve parenting confidence and competence, improve parent-child interactions, and promote children’s behavioral, social, language, and cognitive development.

The Early Childhood Specialist position is a community-based position that works with early care and education (child care) administrators, operators, and early educators to support the overall quality of child care programs.  This is accomplished through a collaborative partnership utilizing the Practice Based Coaching Method.

Program Assistants provide crucial supports to the community and our staff.  This position will serve as an intake specialist, greeting customers by phone and in-person, assessing their needs, and connecting them to appropriate Partnership resources.  Only Bilingual applicants need apply.