Board of Directors & Mission, Vision, and Goals

ITFDC is governed by a Board of Directors:

Chairperson- Asma Chaudhary, Research Analyst, Adjunct Professor – GMU

Vice Chairperson- Rachel Hoffman, Psychotherapist, Licensed Social Worker

Secretary - Colleen Vesely, Assistant Professor, GMU

Treasurer - Jamel Sparkes, PMP, CSM, Senior Director, Solutions By Design II

Members -

Pamela Garner (Professor – George Mason University)

Samantha Hunter (Director of Development for the Alliance for Aging Research)

Susan Johnson (Faculty – Northern Virginia Community College)

Carey Lawless

Tameka Parker (Research Assistant – George Mason University)

Anita Perlut (Owner – Interior Design Business)

Joanna Philpoots (CNA – Librarian)

Payal Shah (PhD Student, Early Childhood Education – George Mason University)

Maria Worthen (iNACOl – VP of Policy)

The Board meets every other month and works in various committees.  If you are interested in joining the ITFDC Board of Directors, please contact our Executive Director, Wynne Busman at

Mission Statement

Infant Toddler Family Day Care (ITFDC) is a network of professional child care educators with a commitment to the principle that learning begins at birth.  We support the emotional, social and intellectual development of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children in safe, nurturing high-quality child care environments.

Vision Statement

Infant Toddler Family Day Care (ITFDC) will be the region’s premier provider of innovative professional development for accomplished early child care educators.  We also seek to be a resource for and partner with parents searching for high quality child care.


  • We will provide ongoing high quality professional development opportunities that support and prepare our child care workforce to obtain a national credential and/or an academic degree in early childhood education or a related field.
  • We will regularly assess the quality of the professional development experiences for early child care educators through surveys, interviews, home visits, and parental input.
  • We will foster collaborative partnerships with local, state, and national organizations also interested in advancing and promoting the importance and accessibility of quality child care.

ITFDC is an equal opportunity employer.