About Us


Building bridges of support for children, families & caregivers

The Springfield Area Parent Child Center (SAPCC), a member of the Vermont Parent Child Center Network, is a nonprofit organization serving southern Windsor and northern Windham counties.  SAPCC builds bridges of support for children, families and caregivers by fostering relationships, establishing a culture of learning, and engaging in community collaborations to shape opportunities for the world around us.

The First 5 Years


The SAPCC was incorporated in 1992 to address the increasing demands on families in our area. Since then we have grown from our small space on Myrtle Street, to building a beautiful new campus on Jack and Jill Lane in North Springfield, Vermont. This is where we provide a wide range of community services under one roof to help support families, engage community partners, and provide early childhood education and development programs.


Danna Bare – Executive Director

Sarah Rose – Program Director & Leadership Team Member

Ariel Rose – PlayWorks Childcare Director & Leadership Team Member

Amanda McLeod – Finance Director & Leadership Team Member

Tienna Howe – Office and Buildings/Grounds Manager

Jodi Rorison – Administrative Assistant

Angela Kelley – Coordinator of Workforce Development

Alice Page – Bookkeeper

Mike Pinney – Maintenance Technician

Christine Colascione – Fundraising Coordinator

Brenda Pellerin – CIS Child Care Coordinator

Robbie Wierzbicki – CIS Family Support Worker

Michelle Waters – CIS Developmental Educator and Assistant Coordinator

Jennifer Michalke – CIS Nurse

Meaghan Wilson – CIS Speech Language Pathologist

Annalise Lawrence – CIS Physical Therapist

Alexis Palmer – CIS Developmental Educator

Christine DeMasi – CIS Developmental Educator

Meg Minehan – Parents as Teachers (PAT) Coordinator

Sarah Zierfus – DULCE Family Specialist

Erin Todd – Child Care Financial Assistance Program Eligibility Specialist

Samantha Baron – Child Care Financial Assistance Program Eligibility Specialist

Celeste Marquise – PCC Specialist: Welcome Baby Bag Program

Kayla Bapp – PCC Co-coordinator

Jenna Wheeler – PCC Co-coordinator

Dominique Rondeau – Mental Health Clinician

Karen Esterline – Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician/HCRS

Board of Directors

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated, talented, and experienced Board of Directors. They work hard on SAPCC’s behalf and offer their personal testimony and business expertise to continue the mission of the organization. We are grateful for their contributions.

Joan Grossman, Chair

Kelly Broker-Campbell, Vice Chair

Stephen Michel, Treasurer

Dani Martell, Secretary

Meagan Dion

Karen Beardsley

Nichole Downing

Amy Englesberg

Corey Mitchell


To contact our board of directors, please email [email protected].