Meet Our Team

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Leslie Webb, IMH-E®, Program Supervisor

Infant Mental Health Associate

As an endorsed Infant Mental Health Associate and a woman of color in leadership, Leslie is committed to continue working towards the elimination of the educational and economic opportunity gap that exists for children of color and their families. Leslie believes that the first place that this commitment should  occur is through the support of the child’s caregiver. Leslie is adept at navigating through any of the adaptive challenges that may come with the implementation of these systems. 

 

As an Early Educator for over 20 years, Leslie has had the great honor and responsibility of strengthening families as they nurture the growth of their children in a safe and healthy environment. Leslie has been afforded the additional expertise of building family-centered relationships with a richly diverse range of families in her community.  Her relationships with families and staff have been built on mutual understanding and personal caring using a culturally responsive trauma-based approach.

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Ciara West-Baker, Parent Educator

Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula

Ciara truly enjoys being a Parents as Teachers Parent Educator and the great work she does for the families in her community. She has a passion to work with children and watching them grow throughout their learning journey. As a trained birth and postpartum Doula, she is also mother to a beautiful little girl. Ciara grew up in Seattle’s Central District and South Seattle and has a strong passion for helping families and improving the family dynamic.

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Randi Kemp, Parent Educator

Early Childhood Educator and Case Management Experience

Randi's degree in Early Childhood Education has provided her with many transferable skills and an empathetic outlook for populations who are furthest away from sustainable lives. As a trained instructional assistant along with case management experience, Randi's ultimate goal is to ensure individuals reach self-sufficiency and gain the skills needed to reach their short- and long-term goals through positive channels of education and mentorship. 

 

Randi has many years of hands-on experience in direct engagements and the necessary training to help people overcome obstacles, despite external influences. Subsequently, Randi has successfully nurtured relationships with those in crisis as an advocate working with families facing instability and has supported the belief that building a strong prosperous community will help society as a collective grow, flourish, and thrive.  

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Michelle Curry, Parent Educator

Head Start and Secondary Program Management Experience

Michelle has many certifications in Early Childhood Education and is an experienced Head Start Teacher and elementary school Program Manager. Michelle continues to explore multiple ways in practicing different approaches in family support and educating children as they prepare for their learning journey. She believes that partnering with families helps to solidify the foundation in a child's developmental stages for successful lifelong learning experiences. 

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Starlene Howard, Parent Educator

Postpartum Doula and Lactation Specialist 

Starlene is the Owner and Founder of Howard House Nonprofit, a nonprofit focused on supporting the homeless and pregnant mothers. As a certified Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Postpartum Doula and Lactation Specialist and mommy of 5, Starlene has a passion for philanthropy in advocating on the behalf of mothers, babies and individuals who aren’t as capable, lowering health disparities and increasing the quality of life in both mothers and their subsequent generations.