Contact Us

General Information

Phone: 651-641-0305
Fax: 651-645-0990
Inquiries: info@thinksmall.org
Mailing Address:
10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117

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Executive and Management Staff

Executive Leadership Team

Barbara Yates President and Chief Executive Officer
651-641-6645

Ray Aboyan Chief Operating Officer
651-641-6619

Tammy Tesky Ausen Chief Advancement Officer
651-641-6676

Dianne Haulcy Senior Vice President for Family Engagement
651-641-6637

David Heath Senior Vice President for Redleaf Press
651-641-6609

Cisa Keller Senior Vice President for Early Childhood Quality Development
651-641-6635

Todd Otis Senior Vice President for External Relations
651-233-2289 

Senior Management Team

Paul Bloomer Director of Operations
651-641-6638

Kristen Harinen Director of Finance
651-641-6620

Tori Hippler Director of Family Financial Supports
651-641-3541

Eric Johnson Director of Marketing & Communications
651-641-6602

Wendy Nielson Director of Quality Initiatives
651-641-6642

Diana Rockstad Director of Human Resources
651-641-6617

Management Staff

Laurie Buss-Herrmann, Content Development Manager, Redleaf Press
651-641-6622

Sue Ostfield, Sales Manager, Redleaf Press
651-641-6631

Jacqueline Perez, Outreach and Engagement Manager
651-641-6606

Michele Rohricht, Accounting Manager
651-233-2269

Doug Schmitz, Managing Editor, Redleaf Press
651-641-6611

Brenda Thomas, Scholarship Manager
651-641-6647

Candace Yates, Quality Supports Manager
651-641-6671

Kathleen Zabinski, Professional Development Manager
651-641-6644
 

Additional Contacts

Scholarships Line 651-641-6604
 
President and Chief Executive Officer 651-641-6645
 
Communications and Media Relations 651-233-2282
 
Community Outreach Sevices 651-641-6606
 
Development Department 651-641-3545
 
Finance Department 651-641-6620
 
Professional Development 651-641-3549
 
Grants for Child Care Providers 651-287-6919
 
Language Access Line 651-665-0150 / 888-291-9811
 
Family Child Care Business Support and Advocacy 651-233-2276
 
Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships 651-233-2289
 
Debra S. Fish Early Childhood Library 651-641-3544
 
Redleaf Press 651-641-6627 / 800-423-8309
 
Child Care Assistance Contacts

The following are the main contact phone numbers for income eligible families for child care assistance programs for the metro area counties.

Anoka County 763-717-7711

Carver County 952-361-1600

Dakota County 651-554-5611

Hennepin County 952-417-2182

Ramsey County 651-641-6665

Scott County 952-496-8686

Washington County 651-430-6459