Meet The ACD Staff

  • Chief Executive Officer

    Billie Wimmer

    Billie Wimmer began her journey at the Association for Child Development (ACD) in 2013 as the Director of Michigan CACFP Affairs and became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2014. Ms. Wimmer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Michigan State University. Her professional background, with a focus on children, includes more than 20 years of leadership in public, private, and non-profit organizations. She is delighted to partner with ACD’s Staff and Board of Directors as they work to improve the lives of the next generation by establishing healthy eating habits to last a lifetime.

Leadership Team

Michigan State Director

Denise Meyer
Illinois State Director

April Rodriguez
Human Resources Director

Donna Duwell

Illinois Office Staff

Center Operations Manager

Lynda Baker
Customer Service Manager

DeAnna Certain
Licensing & Compliance Specialist

Anita Gorski
Center Monitor

Tamika Giles
Center Monitor

Gloria Grimes
Customer Service Specialist

LaTara McCriston
Customer Service Specialist

Marisol Orihuela
Field Operations Generalist

Audria Perkins
Center Monitor

Katie Pressley
Center Monitor

Nadeasha Thompson

Illinois Field Monitors

Field Monitor

LaShonda Adams
Field Monitor

Cheryl Augustine
Field Monitor

Latarsha Banks
Field Monitor

Kathy Cooper
Field Monitor

Tracy Ellinger
Field Monitor

Caroline King
Field Monitor

Kymberli Schaal

Michigan Office Staff

Financial Manager

Anne Marie Blanchard
Center Operations Assistant

Shannon Cohoon
IT Support Manager

Val Crafts
Accounting/Executive Assistant

Elizabeth Cronk
Customer Service Manager

Amber Cuellar
Customer Service Specialist

Noemi Cuellar
Customer Service Specialist

Nancy Dayton
Spanish Translator

Eugene Gross
Communications Manager

Alicia Pilmore
Regulatory Specialist

Emily Vandamme
Registered Dietitian

Melanie Wong

Michigan Field Monitors

Field Monitor

Alyce Castellese
Field Monitor

Pam Ekdahl
Field Monitor

Michelle Hawkes
Field Monitor

Nancy Johns
Field Monitor

Cindy Matigian
Field Monitor

Megan Roberts
Field Monitor

Michelle Stickley
Field Monitor

Deb Streeter
Field Monitor

Pati Trudgeon
Field Monitor

Janet Walker