Staff Bios

Lisa Mazingo, Director

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Lisa attended Towson University and has been working with children and families for over 20 years. She has worked in child care centers, family support center and for the Department of Social Services. 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, two teen-aged children and two dogs.

 

Brianna Lentell, Service Coordinator

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Bree is a social worker (LMSW) and mom of two girls. She has worked in community and school settings with children and adults. Bree enjoys linking parents to resources and supporting them to achieve individual and family goals. She and her family live in Chestertown and love to explore nature, the arts and all of the beauty of the eastern shore. Come by the Center for a visit...

 

 

Katie LeMaire, Child Development Specialist

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Katie is currently working on her dissertation to complete her PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development. She has thirteen years of experience working with children, specializing in autism and developmental disabilities. Katie and her husband currently live in Chestertown with their daughter, Lucy and their black lab, Paisley.

 

Catherine Torres, In-Home Interventionist

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Catherine began working at Kent Family Center as a child development assistant. Due to her growing love and passion for using the two-generation approach with families, she stepped into the role of In- Home Interventionist. She began her work with children in 2011 after the loss of her first-born child. Catherine enjoys facilitating groups and engaging in community outreach activities with families, including the annual clothing give-away that she helps organize. Outside of work, Catherine can be found spending time with her two daughters, Haven and Legacy and her husband, Jason.

 

 

Christy Martin, Secretary

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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 Center's various programs. When she is not at work, she is at home in Kennedyville with her husband Bill and their granddaughter. She has two grown children and four wonderful grandchildren. Christy enjoys knitting and reading.

 

Shannon Bryant, Child Development Assistant

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Shannon attended Wilmington University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education Studies with a minor in history. She has been working with children for the last six years. Shannon lives in Worton with her fiance, Matt and her 9-year-old son, Dawson, their tow dogs, Cooley and Max and a fish named Skooter. 

 

 

Callie Turner, Child Development Assistant

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Callie studied Early Childhood Development, receiving her associate's degree from Chesapeake College. She has been working in child care for three years. Callie lives in Chestertown, with her boyfriend and their three dogs. She is expecting her first child in December of 2019.

 

Staff Quotes:

“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

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