Heather Siskind, Executive Director
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, Director of Development
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, Director of Finance
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.
LeVorn V. Swanson, Program Director
Master’s Degree, Guidance & Counseling
LeVorn has worked in the early childhood field for over 19 years and holds certifications in accreditation, curriculum, Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG), Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), classroom environments and state training, along with many other early childhood certifications. LeVorn has held positions as classroom teacher, child care center director, mentor, trainer, and master teacher in a variety of early childhood environments including private child care centers, Broward Public Schools, and Nova Southeastern University. LeVorn is responsible for directing and overseeing the Early Childhood program and ensuring accreditation and compliance with NAEYC and county and state requirements. She manages all aspects of the program including curriculum oversight, training and professional development, maintaining health and safety requirements.
Jeanette Johnson, Family Strengthening Program Director
MS, Psychology, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
Jeanette brings a diverse skill set to the position of Behavior Analyst and Family Strengthening Program Manager. Formerly employed by Florida State University and in private therapeutic centers, Jeanette has worked in the field of Behavior Analysis since 2000, and has authored several research papers in fields related to early childhood behaviors and treatments. Upon joining Jack & Jill, Jeanette developed the Family Strengthening Program.