Heather Siskind, Chief Executive Officer
MSW, Social Work
Heather brings nearly 20 years of experience in early childhood education with her most recent position as the Corporate Director of Baptist Health South Florida where she was responsible for the oversight of four early learning centers. In addition, she is the past President of the South Florida Association for the Education of Young Children. Heather is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Center; providing a safe, healthy, and enriching learning environment; providing leadership for the staff; developing and managing financial resources; and maintaining healthy relationships with the Center’s Board, parents, community leaders and others in the early childhood community.
Maria Meyer, Chief Development Officer
Maria has several years of experience in the areas of marketing and business development working with healthcare, finance, and telecommunication companies. She has served on Jack & Jill’s Board and Auxiliary Board for the last ten years in addition to serving on other local non-profit boards. In her current role as Director of Development she is responsible for planning and managing the marketing, development and community outreach functions for the center. This includes overseeing the corporate and individual giving programs, grant writing, volunteers, special events, and promoting community awareness through communications and marketing.
Susan Stanley, Chief Financial Officer
CPA, BA, Accounting
Susan brings more than 20 years of diverse experience in accounting and general management to Jack & Jill. Formerly Vice President of Operations for Burger King Corporation, Susan has refocused her background in domestic and international accounting, budgeting and strategic planning to benefit the non-profit sector, for which she feels greatly committed. Susan’s experience assures that all program budgets are correct and align with program design and expense projections.
Jeanette Johnson, Family Strengthening Program Director
MS, Psychology, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
Jeanette brings a diverse skill set to the position of Family Strengthening Program Director. Formerly employed by Florida State University and private therapeutic centers, Jeanette has worked in the field of Behavior Analysis since 2000, and in Family Strengthening since 2004. She has authored several research papers and presented at professional conferences on topics related to family strengthening, and early childhood behaviors and treatments. Jeanette is responsible for providing direction and oversight of the Family Strengthening Program, which she developed upon Joining Jack & Jill.
Trevor Roberts, Director of Education
MS, Foundations of Education
Trevor is a dedicated educational leader. He began his career at S.D. Spady Montessori School. After seven years in the classroom, he became a curriculum specialist for the Palm Beach County School District. As a specialist, he serviced schools from Boca Raton to Belle Glade, providing professional trainings and workshops for students, parents and educators. As part of his responsibilities, he worked as the school district’s SECME Director. SECME is a national program geared at increasing the pool of underrepresented and underserved students in fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). After SECME and six years as an Assistant Principal, he accepted an appointment as elementary principal in Broward County. His schools’ student population ranged from Head Start (age 3) to Grade 5. Prior to joining the staff at Jack and Jill, his professional career was extensively in the public sector, but he has teamed with numerous organizations that improve his community.