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

Chief Financial Officer

Connie Jones
Michigan State Director

Denise Meyer
Illinois State Director

April Rodriguez
Human Resources Director

Donna Duwell

Illinois Office Staff

Customer Service Specialist

Berenice Aguilar
Center Operations Manager

Lynda Baker
Customer Service Manager

DeAnna Certain
Licensing & Compliance Specialist

Anita Gorski
Customer Service Specialist

Tamika Giles
Center Monitor

Gloria Grimes
Customer Service Specialist

Elena Ochoa
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

Libby Dial
Field Monitor

Tracy Ellinger
Field Monitor

Alexis Estrada
Field Monitor

Caroline King
Field Monitor

Kymberli Schaal
Field Monitor

Mary Ann Woods

Michigan Office Staff

Customer Service Specialist

Anne Bashore
Accounting Asst. / Receptionist

Anne Marie Blanchard
Field Operations Assistant

Shannon Cohoon
IT Support Manager

Val Crafts
Administrative Manager

Amber Cuellar
Customer Service Specialist

Noemi Cuellar
Customer Service Specialist

Nancy Dayton
Registered Dietitian

Amanda Gallaher
Spanish Translator

Eugene Gross
Regulatory Specialist

Emily Vandamme

Michigan Field Monitors

Field Monitor

Alyce Castellese
Field Monitor

Pam Ekdahl
Field Monitor

Michelle Hawkes
Field Monitor

Nancy Johns
Field Monitor

Abbey Lawrence
Field Monitor

Cindy Matigian
Field Monitor

Megan Roberts
Field Monitor

Michelle Stickley
Field Monitor

Deb Streeter
Field Monitor

Pati Trudgeon
Field Monitor

Janet Walker

Amanda Gallaher Wins Award!

Congratulations to Amanda Gallaher, ACD's own Registered Dietitian, in being awarded the "Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year 2017" by the Michigan Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Way to go, Amanda! ACD is so proud of you!


You Can Submit Claims Online!

Providers - Stop paying postage for mailing in your menus! Decrease your claim errors! Submit your menus at the click of a mouse by using the FREE online claiming program, WebKids, in partnership with Minute Menu Systems. You can record your meals, enroll children, pre-plan your menus, and manage your Provider calendar, and much more as an ACD Provider. Click below to sign up and begin claiming online today!

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Watch Our Training Videos Online

We offer training videos to give you information on a wide variety of child health and nutrition topics. Many of these are available in Spanish as well as English language.

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Online Training Classes Available

For $10 per 2-credit class, you can earn training credits on your computer by using your e-mail address, a password of your choosing, and our agency ID code: ACD.

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Anyone can take these courses. Simply click below to start. Credits have been state-approved for providers in Michigan and Illinois.

Child Care Training To Go


Someta su Reclamo Por Internet!

Pare de pagar por franqueo cada vez que someta sus menus por correo! Disminuya sus errores de reclamo! Someta sus menus facilmente al clic de su raton usando el programa de reclamo GRATIS, llamado WebKids, con Minute Menu Systems. Usted puede registrar sus comidas, inscribir ninos, planificar sus menus, mantener su calendario de proveedor, y mucho mas. Oprima aqui para registrarse y empezar a reclamar por internet hoy mismo!

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