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

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 Line 651-641-6604

 

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