Staff Bios

Lisa Mazingo, Director

Lisa attended Towson University and has been working with children and families for over 20 years in child care, Family Support and the Department of Social Services positions. She enjoys her work at the Kent Family Center because it allows her to work with both children and adults. Lisa lives in Queen Anne’s County with her husband and two teen-aged children.

 

Elisa Goldsborough, Service Coordinator

Elisa attended Regent University and has provided services to Kent County adults and youth for ten years. She previously directed the Alley Teen Center through Women in Need, Inc. and implemented programming for children and youth in at-risk families. She enjoys painting and designing earrings. She lives in Chestertown with her husband and two sons.

 

Katie LeMaire, Child Development Specialist

Katie is currently working on her dissertation to complete her PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development. She has ten years of experience working with children, specializing in autism and developmental disabilities. Katie and her husband currently live in Chestertown with their black lab and are expecting their first child.

 

LaToya Murray, In-Home Interventionist

LaToya has been providing direct support services to families and children in Kent County, Maryland since 2006. Over the years, she’s helped to develop and Co-Found, The Butterfly Nest, Inc., an organization supporting women and children with transitional housing needs and starting her own consulting business, Saving Hope. She has been very active with community outreach, events and services. She is the proud mother of three: Kamryn, Madison and Malcolm.

 

Christy Martin, Secretary

Christy greets guests and participants as they enter the center, and performs many important administrative duties. She schedules events, manages financial duties and statistical data. Christy also orders supplies for the Family Centers various programs. When she is not at work, she is at home in Kennedyville with her husband Bill and her black lab, TJ. She has two grown children and four wonderful grandchildren. Christy enjoys knitting and reading.

 

Catherine Torres, Child Development Assistant

Catherine started her work in child development in 2011 at Shared Opportunity Service and has previously worked at Little Creek at the Radcliffe Creek School. Catherine has always had a love for children, even as a child herself. Over the years her love for children has really grown along with the desire to learn more about their development. She enjoys facilitating support groups and engaging in community outreach for families. She has two children, her angel in Heaven “Jr.” and a wonderful four-year-old, Haven. She is a board member for The Butterfly Nest, a partner to Saving Hope Consulting, and sings Gospel music for Sermonic Praise.

 

Amanda Lewis, Child Development Assistant

Amanda is certified as a Child Care Infant/Toddler Teacher and has previously studied Elementary and Special Education from Chesapeake College and Salisbury University. Amanda has loved working with children since 2012. She enjoys spending time with her family and is the proud mother of her daughter, Brynlee.

 

Staff Quotes:

“There’s no greater filling than seeing a fellow parent succeed. No matter how different or alike we all may be, we all just want what’s best for our children. To know that families trust me to support them through their challenges and be there to share in their “ah-ha” moments, is truly inspirational. It’s why I do what I do.” –LaToya

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as for working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” - Catherine

“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” – Robert Heinlein

“ Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson

-Amanda

“Live, laugh and love with all your heart.” – Elisa

“Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit” - Christy