Shaylene Herndon, a Bright Futures Family Advocate
Has worked with families of young children for over a decade. She is the caring listener when parents are frustrated and overwhelmed. As one of the first Triple P (Positive Parent Program) practitioners in Shasta County, she has an entire bag of tricks to help when children's behaviors are challenging. She is a valuable resource to parents and is ready to help with the most important job of their life; being a parent.
Shaylene is a co-host of Parent Cafes and during the summer months you will find her in the community directing Kid Fit. TCCN and the community are fortunate to have Shaylene working for children and families in our region.
Ashley Nelson, Associate Teacher
Has been an important part of the TCCN team since she arrived in 2014. She soon learned that Early Care and Education was precisely what she should be doing. She quickly enrolled in college and is working towards her second bachelor’s degree. She has blossomed into a fantastic preschool teacher and just gets better every day. Not only does she teach preschoolers, she designs and guides all curriculum.
Denise Luntey, Director of Preschool and School age Care
Joined TCCN in 2003, after having been a volunteer in the Preschool Program. In 2006 she became the Director of the program. Denise is a beloved teacher and is also responsible for all of the administrative duties associated with the program. Denise’s skills and endearing temperament make her a wonderful person to work with and for. Her commitment to TCCN and to our children is evident in every interaction.
Liz Nelson , Case Manager/ STEPS Instructor
Helps people with basic employment preparation services such as writing a resume, cover letter, and dressing for success. She produces the "Jobs List" and manages the TCCN Facebook page and website. She oversees the CalWORKs client obligations such as the STEPS class, Supervised job search (SJS), and Work Experience program (WEX), and is the instructor for the $mart about Money and Nutrition class.
Jazmine Graves, After School Teacher
How fortunate we are that Jazmine joined the TCCN team in 2014. She is a versatile and valued member of our Children’s Program. She is primarily responsible for our after-school program. She makes sure that every child has the opportunity to discuss the highlights of their school day, feeds them a healthy snack, allows for time to play and then assists them with their homework. If you are impressed with our bulletin boards, you are not alone. Much of the credit goes to Jazmine.
Guadalupe Scholfield, a Bright Futures (bilingual) Family Advocate
Is the consummate champion for Hispanic families. With more than a decade of experience, she supports parenting, provides valuable activities for children, and assists with translation, immigration issues, employment and housing. Her efforts have had tremendous meaning and value and have changed many lives. There are many Spanish speaking residents who have mastered English thanks to Guadalupe's encouragement and assistance
How proud we are of the work that Guadalupe does and the important contribution she makes to the community and TCCN.
Meet Our Staff
Cindy Dodds, Founder & Executive Director
Started the Community Center in 1991 with the vision of helping the Intermountain area. It has grown to include many more services that are available to the community. She always has a listening ear and is looking for new ways to advocate on behalf of the underserved. She has been a community activist for many years.
The latest addition to our crew is Angel Aagaard. Her years of experience are evident in her skilled and warm interactions with our preschools and young school-age children.