Board of Directors

Child Care Solutions has an active Board of Directors that is comprised of business and community leaders who care about advancing the early care and learning system in Central New York.

If you are interested in becoming a board member please contact Executive Director Lori Schakow at


Child Care Solutions 2021 Board of Directors:

(Board Chair)  Joan Royle, Westcott Community Center

(Board Vice-Chair)  Adam King, Bousquet Holstein PLLC

(Board Secretary)  Brittany Buffum, Workforce Development Institute

(Board Treasurer)  Lauren Baker, National Grid

Guy Adames, Merrill-Lynch

Carol Breier, Community Bank NA

Jim Burke, Anoplate

Mary Earl, M & T Bank

Sahleem Forest, Little Luke's Child Care

Nancy Gabriel, OCO Community College

Katherine Gavett, Ferrara Fiorenza, PC

Sally Heater, Group Family Child Care Provider

Eric Larison, Solvay Union Free School District

Ayan Mohamed, Group Family Child Care Provider

Anne Napper, Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency

Bikash Regmi, Van Duyn Center

Shannon Ryan-Crysler, Hillside Children's Center

Chandra Smith, Salvation Army

Brian Tomasso, Access to Home Care Services

Daniel Zeppetello, National Grid, Retired