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 2022 Board of Directors:

(Board Chair)  Adam King, Leap Legal Software

(Board Vice-Chair)  Brittany Buffum, Workforce Development Institute

(Board Secretary)  Nancy Gabriel, Onondaga Community College, Retired

(Board Treasurer)  Shannon Ryan-Crysler, Hillside Children's Center

Amy Bisnett, Jewish Community Center

Mary Earl, M & T Bank

Sahleem Forest, Little Luke's Child Care

Eric Larison, OCM BOCES

Anne Napper, Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency

Bikash Regmi, Optum, Nurse Practitioner

Pam Ranieri, Jewish Community Center

Kerry Tarolli, King & King Architects

Brian Tomasso, Access to Home Care Services

Cheryl Walker, YMCA of Central New York

Daniel Zeppetello, National Grid, Retired