Meet The ACD Staff

  • Interim CEO, Michigan State Director

    Denise Meyer

    Denise Meyer has been in a leadership role at the Association for Child Development (ACD) since 2007. Previously her role at ACD was the Michigan State Director. Denise holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Community Services from Central Michigan University. She selected this degree because she is dedicated to protecting the welfare of children and serving her community. Denise is grateful for the opportunity to work together with ACD staff, child care providers, and parents to make a healthier tomorrow for our children.



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 Specialist

Cynthia Bedoy
Customer Service Manager

DeAnna Certain
Center Operations Assistant

Anita Fitz
Licensing & Compliance Specialist

Anita Gorski
Center Monitor

Tamika Giles
Center Monitor

Gloria Grimes
Customer Service Specialist

LaTara McCriston
Field Operations Generalist

Audria Perkins
Center Monitor

Nadeasha Thompson

Illinois Field Monitors

Field Monitor

Cheryl Augustine
Field Monitor

Latarsha Banks
Field Monitor

Kathy Cooper
Field Monitor

Sandra Davis
Field Monitor

Tracy Ellinger
Field Monitor

Adrian Guerrero
Field Monitor

Caroline King
Field Monitor

Kymberli Schaal
Field Monitor

Nadeasha Thompson


Michigan Office Staff

Financial Manager

Anne Marie Blanchard
Center Operations Assistant

Shannon Cohoon
IT Support Manager

Val Crafts
Customer Service Manager

Amber Cuellar
Customer Service Specialist

Noemi Cuellar
Customer Service Specialist

Nancy Dayton
Regulatory Specialist

Emily Gallagos
Communications Manager

Tia Wahl
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

Janet Walker
Field Monitor

Pati Yoder