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

Rebecca Boot

Healthy Families Kent County Program Manager

Patty Smalley

Connections Project Specialist

Karissa Monzo

Family Support Navigator

Sidney Tonkin

Family Support Navigator

Maria Lara, LLMSW

Bilingual Family Support Navigator

Joslyn Ward

Family Support Navigator

Leslie Soriano

Bilingual Family Support Navigator

Matthew Selmon

Family Support Navigator

Lindsay Hubbard

Family Support Navigator

Lisa Brown

Family Resource Navigator

Susi Alonso

Partnership Coordinator

Erin Poindexter

Partnership and Resource Development Coordinator

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Leticia Miranda

Bilingual Community Outreach Navigator

Maiya Hoffman

Bilingual Community Outreach Navigator

Sandy Portko

Early Childhood Development Expert

Brooke Aernouts

Trauma and Resilience Coordinator

Cyle Blitstein

Community Outreach Navigator

Gabrielle Nye

Community Navigation Manager

Emily VandenBos

Early Childhood Community Coordinator

Amy Lente

Connections Project and Operations Coordinator

Olivia Trappen

Early Childhood Administrative Assistant

Rachel Warner

Early Childhood Administrative Assistant

Samantha Richardson

Healthy Families Project & Operations Coordinator

Corey Holcomb

Communications Manager

Lianna Tagle

Community Engagement Manager

Luis Fernandez

Communications Coordinator

Marilyn Kehr

Communications Coordinator

Nicole Harris

Financial and Administrative Coordinator

Adison Fryman

Data Analyst

John Gebhart

Data and Technology Administrator