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Meet our Board:

Debbie Brown is the founder and president of Child Care Counts. Debbie is a native Washingtonian and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland.   With a background in computer science, she has served as Vice President of two start-up computer software firms.  Most recently, she worked at a Bethesda  company in the finance industry  for 10 years until founding Child Care Counts.

Tory Joseph is a Professional Counselor for the Imago Center of DC in Bethesda and Washington DC.  She is a Certified Parent Educator at the Parent Encouragement Program in Kensington, Maryland, where she serves on the Board of Directors and has been teaching positive parenting classes for 20 years. Tory has a masters degree in Counseling from Boston University and a post masters certificate in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. 

​Jamilah Sultan Newton is a Philadelphia native and Maryland transplant with a passion for advocacy in areas of education, particularly serving as a voice for those with disabilities.  She is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in the State of Maryland and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.  Throughout her career she has dedicated her time to public service serving as a volunteer attorney for several organizations and currently works as a specialist for the federal government.  Jamilah has served on several nonprofit boards and committees, most recently serving for six years on the Board for Girls on the Run of Central Maryland.

Collin Alexander holds an MBA from The Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, as well as, an undergraduate degree in accounting from University of Maryland University College (Global Campus).  He is currently working at Shepherd University in the Finance Department, serving as the Director of Finance/Controller for the University.  He has previously served for over 11 years in various high-level finance positions at the HealthWell Foundation and has more than 20 years’ experience in management and logistics. In addition to volunteering as Treasurer for Child Care Counts, he also serves on a Finance Committee of a local non-profit in his community. 

Rachel Goldsten holds a BS in Psychology from George Washington University and a MEd in Special Education/Learning Disabilities from American University.  She was an educator at The Lab School of Washington for 14 years, Assistant Head of School at The River School for 14 years, and is currently an Independent Educational Consultant. 

Chaz Wagner is currently a Director of Finance for a Bethesda-based fintech company that specializes in business financing for small-to-medium sized businesses all over the United States.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA as well as a Masters in Finance from Auburn University. 

Sandra Amorim is a Program Officer for ECE at the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) where she works directly with providers towards a sustainable financial recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by providing technical assistance and funding in partnership with DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE.) Previously, she held the role of Atelierista (Studio Teacher) at an early childhood education program in Kensington, MD while completing her MA in Innovative Early Childhood Education at CU Denver.  Sandra also holds a masters in law from the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and previously worked as a Legal Advisor and Debt Relief Counselor at a Portuguese consumer protection association, and as a Project and Policy Officer at the European Fair Trade Association, where she managed the implementation of grants and worked with partner organizations on issues related to Fair Trade public procurement. 

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