Our Staff

Meet the team dedicated to helping your child thrive

Family Futures is powered by energized and passionate professionals who share a commitment to shaping a community in which all children are supported to reach their full potential.

Candace Cowling, MSW

Executive Director

Rachel Johnson, MSW

Chief of Staff

Alyssa Bryan, MSW

Quality Improvement and Projects Manager

Rebecca Boot

Healthy Families Kent County Program Manager

Patty Smalley

Family Support Navigator

Karissa Monzo

Family Support Navigator

Shonta Miller

Family Support Navigator

Maria Lara, LLMSW

Family Support Navigator

Joslyn Ward

Family Support Navigator

Sarah Stormes

Family Support Navigator

Susi Alonso

Partnership Coordinator

Megan Pluymert

Community Outreach Manager

Erin Poindexter

Community Relations Coordinator

Leticia Miranda

Community Outreach Navigator

Sandy Portko

Early Childhood Development Expert

Brooke Aernouts

Trauma and Resilience Coordinator

Logan Bailey

Communications Manager

Cyle Blitstein

Community Outreach Navigator

Gabrielle Nye

Community Navigation Manager

Emily VandenBos

Early Childhood Community Coordinator

Blakelee Dunkelberg

Public Relations Specialist

Alisia Neubeck

Resource Development Assistant 

Olivia Trappen

Early Childhood Administrative Assistant

Emily Adams

Healthy Families Kent County Project and Outreach Coordinator

Samantha Richardson

Early Childhood Administrative Assistant

Hillary Sawyer

Volunteer and Event Coordinator

Stacie Fifelski, LLMSW

Executive Assistant

Nicole Harris

Office Manager

John Gebhart

Data and Technology Administrator