Our Team

PamelaJBrazenor

Pamela J. Brazenor

Job Title: Teacher Assistant

Biography: Pam has worked professionally with children for since 1994; she has been with Providence since 1999. She is Teacher's Assistant in the Intermediate classrooms at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Desert Community College, Joshua Tree, CA

Oregon Registry Infant/Toddler Teacher Professional Credential
California ECE Certificate
Oregon Registry Step 8.5

Language: English

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Intermediate classroom support

ColetteLBrown

Colette L. Brown

Job Title: Managing Director

Biography: Colette has worked professionally with children since 1977 and has been with Providence since 2006. She is Managing Director for Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: BS, Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Oregon Registry Director Credential
Oregon Registry Step 10
Graduate studies at Portland State

Language: English

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education, program administration

KatiannaCotton

Katianna Cotton

Job Title: Teacher Assistant

Biography: Katianna has worked professionally with children since 2008, and has been with Providence since 2014. She is the Toddler Team Teacher’s Assistant at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Northwest Nannies Institute Professional Certification
Oregon Registry Step 8

Language: English

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Toddler Team support

JodieEKopczak

Jodie E. Kopczak

Job Title: Teacher Assistant

Biography: Jodie has worked professionally with children since 2003 and has been with Providence since 2009. She is the Teacher’s Assistant in the Toddler Team at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Oregon Registry Step 7

Language: English

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Toddler Team support

CathyMLamb

Cathy M. Lamb

Job Title: Head Teacher

Biography: Cathy has worked professionally with children since 1988 and has been with Providence since 2011. She is head teacher of the Duckling toddler classroom at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: City Christian School, Portland Bible College
Northwest Nannies Institute Professional Certification
Certification, AS Human Services, University of Phoenix
BS, Business Management, University of Phoenix
Oregon Registry Step 9

Language: English

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Toddler classroom leadership

ChristineMMendoza

Christine M. Mendoza

Job Title: Teacher Assistant

Biography: has been with Providence since 2000. Christine has been working professionally with children since 1986, and has been with Providence since 2000. She is the Teacher’s Assistant in the Dragonfly infant classroom at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Oregon Registry Step 5

Language: English

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Infant classroom support

NatalyaPankratov

Natalya Pankratov

Job Title: Teacher Assistant

Biography: Natalya has been working professionally with young children since 2009 and joined Providence in 2015. She is a teacher assistant at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Studied culinary arts in Russia
Oregon Registry Step 6

Languages: English, Russian

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classroom assistant

KankaRSeleen

Kanka R. Seleen

Job Title: Teacher Assistant

Biography: Kanka has worked professionally with children since 1984 and has been with Providence since 1991. She is a teacher's assistant at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Newport Community College, Newport, OR; Portland Community College, Portland, OR
Oregon Registry Step 8.5

Languages: English, Bengali

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education

ChiharuShimakage

Chiharu Shimakage

Job Title: Head Teacher

Biography: Chi has worked professionally with children since 2001 and has been with Providence since 2014. She is Head Teacher of Dragonfly room at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: AAS Early Childhood Education; Clark College
Oregon Registry Step 9

Languages: English, Japanese

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Infant classroom leadership

LangTTran

Sr. Lang T. Tran, SP

Job Title: Head Teacher

Biography: Sr. Lang has worked professionally with children since 1987 and has been with Providence since 2010. She is head teacher of the Ladybug Infant classroom at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: AAS Early Childhood Education, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA
AA Certificate in Early Childhood Education, Saigon Community College, Vietnam
Oregon Registry Step 9

Languages: English, Vietnamese

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Infant classroom leadership

DanielLTurner

Daniel L. Turner

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Biography: Danny has been working in the financial field since 1988 and has been with Providence since 2005. He provides administrative assistance and financial services at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Portland Community College

Language: English

Services Provided: Administration and financial

MonicaSalitore

Monica Salitore

Job Title: Manager

Biography: Monica has worked professionally with children since 1996, has been with Providence since 2016. She holds an Oregon Teaching license in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education and has taught in private, public, and charter schools. She is Manager at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Bachelors of Science, Portland State University
Masters of Arts in Teaching, Concordia University in Portland
Oregon Registry Step 11

Language: English

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education, curriculum development, program administration

Wenona Ford

Wenona Ford

Job Title: Head Teacher

Biography: Wenona has been working professionally with children since 2013 and has been with Providence since 2017. She is Head Teacher in the Acorn Room at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: National Infant Toddler Child Development Associate, Council for Professional Recognition
Oregon Registry Step 7

Language: English

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Intermediate classroom leadership

AnnaFendich

Anna Fendich

Job Title: Assistant Teacher

Biography:  Anna has been working professionally with children since 2009 and has been with Providence since 2017. She is an Assistant Teacher at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Certificate in Early Childhood Education, Mt. Hood Community College
Oregon Registry Step 9

Languages: English, Russian

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education

ChikakoHouser

Chikako Houser

Job Title: Teacher Assistant, Preschool/PreKindergarten Classroom

Biography: Chikako has been working professionally with children since 2012 and has been with Providence since 2018. She is a Teacher Assistant at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: English Literature AA, Seito Women’s College, Wakayama, Japan
Oregon Registry Step 7

Language: Japanese, English

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Preschool/PreKindergarten support

BernalynCaoile

Bernalyn Caoile

Job Title: Head Teacher, Preschool/PreKindergarten Classroom

Biography: Bernalyn has been working professionally with children since 2002 and has been with Providence since 2018. She is Head Teacher in Salmon Room at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: AA Early Childhood Education, Mt. Hood Community College
Oregon Registry Step 9

Language: English, Tagalog

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Preschool/PreKindergarten support

GabrielaSalvador

Gabriela Salvador

Job Title: Teacher Assistant

Biography: Gabriela has been working professionally with children since 2014 and has been with Providence since 2018. She is a Teacher Assistant at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Oregon Registry Step 2

Language: English, Spanish

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education

Cayleigh Pimentel

Cayleigh Pimentel

Job Title: Head Teacher 

Biography: Cayleigh has been working professionally with children since 2011 and has been with Providence since 2019. She is Head Teacher of the Twig classroom at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Oregon Registry Step Applied

Language: English

Services Provided: Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Intermediate classroom leadership

kaylee mcguire

Kaylee McGuire

Job Title: Teacher Assistant

Biography: Kaylee has been with Providence since 2019. She is a Teacher Assistant at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Oregon Registry Step Applied

Language: English

Services Provided: Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education

julie phan

Julie Phan

Job Title: Teacher Assistant

Biography: Julie has been working professionally with children since 2014 and has been with Providence since 2019. She is a Teacher Assistant at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: BS Exercise and Sports Science / Kinesiology, Oregon State University
Oregon Registry Step Applied

Language: English, Vietnamese

Services Provided: Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education

Ana Mendez Francisco

Ana Mendez-Francisco

Job Title: Teacher Assistant/Nutritional Service Leader

Biography: Ana has been with Providence since 2015, joining Wee Care in 2019. She provides nutritional service and support at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Language: Spanish, Mayan, English

Services Provided: Services Provided: Nutrition Service and Classroom Support

madeline shearer

Madeline Shearer

Job Title: Teacher Assistant

Biography: Maddie has been working professionally with children since 2017 and has been with Providence since 2019. She is a Teacher Assistant in the Intermediate classrooms at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Oregon Registry Step Applied

Language: English

Services Provided: Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education

ashley ortega

Ashley Ortega

Job Title: Teacher Assistant

Biography: Ashley has been working professionally with children since 2015 and has been with Providence since 2018, joining Wee Care in 2020. She is a Teacher Assistant in the Infant classrooms at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center,

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Portland State University, Film
Oregon Registry Step 3

Language: English, Japanese

Services Provided: Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education

TaylorMcCarty

Taylor McCarty

Job Title: Head Teacher

Biography: Taylor has worked professionally with children since 2017 and has been with Providence since 2018. She is head teacher in the Twig Intermediate classroom at Providence Wee Care Child Development Center.

We grow, we learn, Wee Care.

Education: Oregon Registry Step 7
B.S. Geographical Environmental Policy

Languages: English

Services Provided: Early Learning Care and Education; Toddler classroom leadership