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Staff

Please feel free to contact any of our staff with your questions, concerns or suggestions.

Sarah Rintamaki, Executive Director

Sarah is the founder and Executive Director of Connecting for Kids.  She has an MBA from University of Chicago in Finance and Strategic Management.  She was a management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group and a Product Manager for Progressive Insurance Company before becoming a stay-at-home mother of two adorable boys.  She loves reading and is passionate about exercising, ice cream and outwitting her husband at board games.  She can be contacted at sarahrintamaki@connectingforkids.org.

Laurie Demchak MA, CCC-SLP, Assistant Manager & Child care Supervisor

Laurie is a speech-language pathologist and responsible for the childcare room.  She has a BS in Speech and Hearing from Elmira College and an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from The Ohio State University.  She has worked in an elementary, middle, and high school setting and provided outpatient pediatric services at the Cleveland Clinic for over 10 years.  She and her husband have two boys and two girls.  She enjoys watching movies, baking and eating cookies, and celebrating birthdays!  She can be contacted at lauriedemchak@connectingforkids.org.

 

Jen Marcano, Nonprofit Alliance Coordinator

Jen took a four-year vocational course and received a degree in Early Childhood Education.  She worked as a head preschool teacher before becoming a stay-at-home mother of two wonderful boys.  She enjoys working in our childcare room and coordinating with our nonprofit partners.  She can be contacted at jenmarcano@connectingforkids.org.

Jen Nieves, Child care staff

Jennifer Nieves has dedicated the past decade to both administration and public management. She is also the proud mother of two very energetic boys. Jennifer attended the Culinary Institute of America and secured her Bachelor Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management as well as an Associate Degree in the Culinary Arts. Jennifer is responsible for marketing, part-time, at Menorah Park, a long-term care and rehabilitation facility. On weekends she runs the Child Watch program at the West Shore YMCA. She now owns and operates Grady's Fine Wines with her husband as well as Jennie Lynn’s Sweets, a gourmet bakery service. Jennifer has experienced firsthand the important community value of Connecting for Kids and is thrilled to be a part of its exciting future! 

Beth Nussle, Physician Liaison

Beth is currently serving as our Physician Liaison, taking the lead on our Empower the Parent Program.  She meets with local pediatric healthcare providers informing them about Connecting for Kids and how our programs benefit families.

Beth has a finance degree from Kent State University. The majority of her career was in Medical Sales. Although she has enjoyed the past 12 years as a stay-at-home mom she is excited to bring her sales and marketing skills to Connecting for Kids. She can be reached at bethnussle@connectingforkids.org    


Paula C. Papp M.A.Ed., Early Childhood and Special Education Consultant

Paula attended Slippery Rock University earning a BS in Elementary and Special Education. She has a MA in Reading Instruction from Baldwin Wallace College, where she focused her studies on early literacy development.  Committed to being a "life-long learner," Paula has continued to take classes and attend trainings throughout her 36 year long career.  She retired in 2012 from Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  Paula is excited to be working with Connecting for Kids so she can continue to foster young children's development in cooperation with families, other professionals, and the greater community.  At home in her "empty nest," Paula enjoys trying new recipes with her husband, exercising her setters, and cuddling up with her pug and a good book.  She can be contacted at paulapapp@connectingforkids.org.


Lorilynn Wolf, Newsletter Editor and Public Relations Officer

Lorilynn Wolf serves as the editor of The Monthly Connect, the Connecting for Kids email newsletter.  She also handles the publicity for the organization's programs and is responsible for updating the Connecting for Kids website.  Lorilynn holds a bachelors of arts degree in Communications from Valparaiso University.  For the past five years, she has served as a part-time marketing coordinator for Cornerstone Among Women. Before becoming a mom, Lorilynn spent 15 years in full-time public-relations work, most recently serving as a Senior Account Supervisor with Falls Communications. Lorilynn and her husband, Dennis, have two boys. She can be contacted at lorilynn@connectingforkids.org.   


Kim Wylie CPA, Treasurer

Kim has her BA in Management with a concentration in Accounting from Wittenberg University.  She earned her CPA while working at Ernst & Young LLP.  Kim worked in Internal Audit for the Scott Fetzer Company prior to coming to American Greetings Corporation where she is an Accounting Supervisor in the Enterprise Accounting Department.  Kim is also on the Associate Board for the Foundation for Retinal Research.  When not at her "day" job, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.  She can be contacted at kimwylie@connectingforkids.org.

 

Sarah Rintamaki, Lauire Demchak, Beth Nussle and Kim Wylie's photographs were generously donated by Studio South photography.  www.studiosouthphoto.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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