Meet The Team
"I love to see that light go on when someone realizes that being strong is one of the greatest feelings in the world." Passion for children has greatly influenced Juliet’s life and work. As the Partnership's Executive Director, she leads this small but mighty nonprofit. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. Juliet lives with her husband, Richard, in Morehead City. She has 2 children, Kelly and Julian, and loves the beautiful Crystal Coast.
Deb is our Chief Financial Officer. She comes to the Partnership with over 35 years of finance experience. Her expertise in fiscal management and accounting provides the oversight that keeps the Partnership humming along. Deb lives in New Bern and enjoys spending time on the boat and with her grandchildren.
As the Partnership's Program Manager.
Tara brings over 20+ years experience working directly with children and families. She has a degree in Human Services from Florida State University. Tara has seen the positive impact that investment in early childhood programming has on our community. When families succeed, children succeed.
Lisa serves as the Director of Childcare Resource & Referral. Lisa has worked passionately to enhance the lives of young children since 1999. She has earned Associate's degrees in Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation and a Bachelor’s in Early Education. Her greatest enjoyment is hanging out with her family, especially her five grandbabies.
Rene serves as our Subsidy Coordinator and Technical Assistant Specialist. Rene has been working in the Early Childhood field for over 25 years.
She believes that children learn best when their learning environment is designed in a way that meets their unique developmental needs and encourages exploration, creativity, and independence. Rene believes that early childhood education should constantly evolve with our fast-paced society.
Kindra is the Coordinator of Story Explorers as well as the Affiliate Coordinator for Dolly Parton Imagination Library A native of Carteret County, Kindra lives with her husband and three children in Morehead City. Kindra joins the Partnership with years of experience working in Early Intervention. In her free time she enjoys spending time on the boat and traveling.
Vicki Wank Carteret County Rape Crisis
Misty Vargas Excel Learning Centers
Lucy Bond At Large
Mardell Miller Easter Seals
Christina Miller At Large
Nic Carey Crystal Coast Proud/Wild Arrow Hair Studio
Bart Farrell Edward Jones
Kay Huffman Carteret County Department of Social Services
Kevin McCarthy, Secretary Sound Choice Insurance
Michelle Querry, Treasurer Crystal Coast Economic Development
Stephanie Stevenson Carteret County Cooperative Extension
Jennifer Johnson, President At Large
Rebecca Marson, Vice President Crystal Coast Gymnastics
Munden Funeral Home
Bluewater Associates of Emerald Isle INC
Tru Fit Gym
Island Girl Charters
Mitchell Village Animal Hospital
J. M. Davis
PNC Financial Group
Artistic Tile and Stone
The Pool & Patio Store
Excel Learning Centers
Carteret Children’s Clinic
ReMax Ocean Properties
Putnam Real Estate
Johnson Family Dentistry
Carteret Craven Electric
Carteret Community Foundation
Beaufort Food & Wine
Beaufort Woman's Club
Anonymous Trust Foundation
Carolina East Foundation
Z. Smith Reynolds