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 Leadership Team

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

Tammy Tesky Ausen
Chief Advancement Officer
651-641-6676

Mark Cross
Chief Operating Officer
651-641-6619

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

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

Jonathan May
Director of Innovation
651-523-7285

Gail Bultman
Administrative Director
651-641-6674

 

Management Staff

Kristen Harinen
Director of Finance
651-641-6620

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

Nicolee Mensing
Director of Family Financial Assistance
651-641-3541

Wendy Nielsen
Director of Quality Initiatives
651-641-6642

Jacqueline Perez
Outreach and Engagement Manager
651-641-6606

Diana Rockstad
Director of Human Resources
651-641-6617

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 Carlson
Professional Development Manager
651-641-6644

 

Additional Contacts

Scholarships
scholarships@thinksmall.org
651-641-6604
  
Communications and Media Relations
kthorson@thinksmall.org
651-233-2282 
 
Development Department
tteskyausen@thinksmall.org
651-641-3545 
 
Finance Department
kharinen@thinksmall.org
651-641-6620 
 
Professional Development
pdsupport@thinksmall.org
651-641-3549 
 
Grants for Child Care Providers
GrantsRequest@thinksmall.org
651-366-6797
 
Language Access Line
jyang@thinksmall.org
651-665-0150 / 888-291-9811 
 
Family Child Care Business Support and Advocacy
mlechnerriehle@thinksmall.org
651-233-2276 
 
Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships
totis@thinksmall.org
651-233-2289 
 
Debra S. Fish Early Childhood Library
librarian@thinksmall.org
651-641-3544 
 
Redleaf Press
info@redleafpress.org 
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