Please click on the name below to explore the background and philosophy of each staff members and their contact details.

The Management Team provides leadership and organizational oversight under the guidance of the Executive Director.

Wynne Busman, Executive Director

My name is Wynne Busman and I serve as the Executive Director of Infant Toddler Family Day Care. I was appointed to this position by the Infant Toddler Family Day Care Board of Directors in 2011. My training and experience includes Virginia State Teacher’s Certification, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, graduate level work in the field of Early Care and Education and Nonprofit Management, fifteen years as an Early Child Care Educator, ten years as a Child Care Specialist, and twelve years in the position of Associate Director. I also have experience working with children with special needs and training and mentoring Early Child Care Educators.

I enjoy seeing children learn from a variety of activities and to mentor the Child Care Specialists who visit in the homes. My work with Infant Toddler has given me the opportunity to build wonderful relationships with the educators, children, and parents who are an inspiration to me each day!

I am here for you! We understand that the first weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 extension #102, or by email, wbusman@infanttoddler.com. I look forward to meeting your child!

Malia Anderson, Child Care Specialist Coordinator & Events Director

My name is Malia Anderson and I am your Child Care Specialist Coordinator at Infant Toddler Family Day Care. I have been with ITFDC since 1986. My training and experience includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Social Work, a child care provider with ITFDC from 1986 until 1992, an administrative assistant with ITFDC, a one-on-one training instructor, conducting in home training for the providers and later becoming a child care specialist in 1996.

I enjoy working with the providers and children in their homes. It is very rewarding to see the providers grow and develop as professionals and to observe them meeting the daily emotional, physical, social and educational needs of the children in their home. Meeting the needs of parents and searching for that ideal child care setting are both challenging and rewarding. During my visits, I love to read, sing and dance with the children. Observing the loving relationships that develop between the provider and her extended child care family gives me a very positive feeling, thus making my job more rewarding. My work with ITFDC has also given me the opportunity to building wonderful relationships with the providers, children and parents.

As a Child Care Specialist Coordinator & Events Director, I also serve on the ITFDC management team, coordinate ITFDC provider events such as graduation, international dinner, and our annual picnic. I am in charge of child care specialists issues in the absence of our Executive Director.

I am here for you! We understand that the first few weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 extension 108 or by email, anderson@infanttoddler.com. I look forward to meeting your child!

Lisa Farinholt-O’Brien, Workforce Development Director

My name is Lisa Farinholt-O’Brien and I am the Workforce Development Director. I have been in this position since September 2005 and have over 20 years of experience with Infant Toddler Family Day Care. As the Workforce Development Director, I work extensively with each new child care provider, by guiding them through our process to become a child care provider. Just as children grow and develop through their relationships with caring adults, I believe that the relationships I form with each child care provider will help them develop their professional skills. Along with working with our new child care providers, I teach continuing education classes to all providers along with training and visiting our mentors. In addition, I serve on the ITFDC Management Team which includes organization decision making and taking on extra responsibility in the absence of the Executive Director.

My training and experience includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Longwood University and a MSW degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2009 I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have a variety of experiences working with children of all abilities including working as an intern at Key Center (Fairfax County Schools). In addition, I spent four years working in residence life as an administrator at Longwood University and George Mason University and have also worked as a counselor at Planned Parenthood.

I am here for you! As a mother to two daughters, a social worker and the daughter of a former child care provider, I understand how important child care decisions are. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 extension 112 or by email, lfarinholt@infanttoddler.com.

Administrative

Melinda Higbee, Executive Assistant

My name is Melinda Higbee. I am the Executive Assistant to the Director of Infant Toddler Family Day Care. I earned my Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from Strayer University. I also have over 20 years of Executive Assistant experience in offices, as well as have had previous employment as a Sunday School teacher, YMCA camp counselor and Girl Scout Leader. I am the proud mom of two girls. I am very happy now to be working for ITFDC.

I am here for you! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached Monday through Friday at 703-352-3449 x101, or by email at mhigbee@infanttoddler.com. I look forward to meeting your child!

Charlene Holloway, Administrative Assistant

My name is Charlene Holloway and I am the Administrative Assistant-Receptionist at ITFDC.  I am the mother of five children which consists of one daughter, who is the oldest and four boys.  I have obtained my Associates Degree in Business Administration, and have been working on my Bachelor’s with a concentration in Human Resource Management.  I have a passion for helping families with children.  I am pleased to be a part of Infant Toddler Family Day Care.

I look forward to working with both families and providers in my role as the Administrative Assistant. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 extension 100 or by email, cholloway@infanttoddler.com. I am here to assist you with any questions that you may have!

Rama Batra, Bookkeeper

My name is Rama Batra and I serve as the Bookkeeper at Infant/Toddler Family Day Care, I have held this position since 2000. I began working for Infant/Toddler as the Office Manager in 1996. I was a child care provider from 1984 to 1996.

I am here to assist you with any questions you may have about parent invoices or provider pay. I am here for you! We understand that the first few weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 extension 103, or by email, rbatra@infanttoddler.com. I am usually in the office Monday through Friday. I look forward to meeting your child!

Winnie Lau, Project Specialist

My name is Winnie Lau and I serve as the Project Specialist for Infant Toddler Family Day Care. Prior to joining Infant Toddler Family Day Care, I worked in the software development and marketing fields before pursuing my personal business. My special training and experience include a Bachelor of Science in Information Management with a minor in Managerial Accounting from the University of Maryland.

I am here for you! We understand that the first few weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 extension 110, or by email, wlau@infanttoddler.com. I am usually in the office Tuesday through Friday. I look forward to meeting your child!

Fatima Sheikh, Office Assistant

My name is Fatima Sheikh and I serve as the Office Assistant. In this position I perform clerical duties such as answering phones, filing, and handling paper work. I work closely with the providers, and parents in directing them to the correct staff member who could assist them with their needs. As the daughter of a child care provider I understand the environment of a home daycare, and what parents are looking for.

I am here for you! We understand that the first few weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 extension 119 or by email, fsheikh@infanttoddler.com. I am here to assist you with any questions that you may have!

The ITFDC Home Day Care Program

Susan Fash, Child Care Specialist

Hello, my name is Susan Fash and I am your Child Care Specialist at Infant Toddler Family Day Care. Prior to joining Infant Toddler Family Day Care, I was an early childhood educator at a corporate Montessori Children’s Center for over 15 years, providing care for the children of the company employees. For most of the 15 years at the Montessori Children’s Center, I provided care for infants age 3-16 months. For several years, I was the assistant teacher for children age 16 months – three years, and also there were times I worked with children ages 3-5. My training includes the Association Montessori Internationale Assistants to Infancy diploma, and a Masters in Education degree from Loyola University Maryland. I care deeply about children’s safety, health, and well-being, and providing opportunities for their physical, cognitive and social emotional development.

I am here for you! I am here for you! We understand that the first few weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 x111, or by email, sfash@infanttoddler.com. I look forward to working with Infant Toddler Family Day Care providers and the children they care for in their homes and their parents.

Clarissa Kolodzinski, Child Care Specialist

Hello, my name is Clarissa Kolodzinski and I am your Child Care Specialist at Infant Toddler Family Day Care. I am originally from Brazil where I was an English as Second Language Instructor at the Community Development Program, teaching English to young children from less fortunate communities. I arrived in the US in 2005 in the Au Pair Program. I cared for two young children and lived with an American host family. During this time, I acquired my Master’s Degree in Education Management. Before joining ITFDC, I worked as an Early Childhood Educator at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. I love being around children and creating relationships with parents. I understand the importance of choosing the right child care home. I am available for providers and families to help them ensure that all children receive safe, high-quality child care.

I am here for you! I am here for you! We understand that the first few weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 x109, or by email, ckolodzinski@infanttoddler.com. I look forward to meeting your child!

Priscilla Kostick, Child Care Specialist

My name is Priscilla Kostick and I am your Child Care Specialist at Infant/Toddler Family Day Care.  I joined the Infant/Toddler staff in July 2009.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and have over ten years of experience in helping parents work through some of life’s many challenges.  I have my Masters Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s in Family Studies and Early Childhood Development.  Prior to moving to Virginia in 2004, I worked at a family shelter in Boston for five years where my responsibilities included individual counseling with the residents and overseeing the shelter’s on‐site Children’s Center.    Choosing family day care for your child is choosing a provider who will love, nurture, and encourage your baby to play and grow.  Parents can choose from one of many Infant/Toddler providers and the right fit will greatly ease the transition back to work.  I look forward to meeting each of the providers, children, and parents and know that the relationship we have will benefit each child’s day care experience.

I am here for you!  We understand that the first few weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful.   Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703‐352‐3449 extension 116 or by email, pkostick@infanttoddler.com.  I look forward to meeting your child!

Caroline Park, Child Care Specialist

My name is Caroline Park and I am your Child Care Specialist at Infant Toddler Family Day Care.  I graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Family Studies.  I have worked with children of all ages and find children to be a passion in my life.  Before coming to ITFDC most recently, I was a mentor and tutor to immigrant and refugee status school-aged children in Harrisonburg, VA.  I understand the challenges of finding quality children.  I look forward to working with the providers and getting to know the parents and children at ITFDC.

I am here for you! Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703‐352‐3449 x105, or by email, cpark@infanttoddler.com. I look forward to meeting your child!

Child Care Aware of Northern Virginia

Clarissa Kolodzinski, Child Care Specialist

Hello, my name is Clarissa Kolodzinski and I am your Child Care Specialist at Infant Toddler Family Day Care. I am originally from Brazil where I was an English as Second Language Instructor at the Community Development Program, teaching English to young children from less fortunate communities. I arrived in the US in 2005 in the Au Pair Program. I cared for two young children and lived with an American host family. During this time, I acquired my Master’s Degree in Education Management. Before joining ITFDC, I worked as an Early Childhood Educator at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. I love being around children and creating relationships with parents. I understand the importance of choosing the right child care home. I am available for providers and families to help them ensure that all children receive safe, high-quality child care.

I am here for you! I am here for you! We understand that the first few weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 x109, or by email, ckolodzinski@infanttoddler.com. I look forward to meeting your child!

Winnie Lau, Project Specialist

My name is Winnie Lau and I serve as the Project Specialist for Infant Toddler Family Day Care. Prior to joining Infant Toddler Family Day Care, I worked in the software development and marketing fields before pursuing my personal business. My special training and experience include a Bachelor of Science in Information Management with a minor in Managerial Accounting from the University of Maryland.

I am here for you! We understand that the first few weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 extension 110, or by email, wlau@infanttoddler.com. I am usually in the office Tuesday through Friday. I look forward to meeting your child!

Ruba Obeid, Data Entry Specialist

My name is Ruba Obeid and I am the Child Care Resource & Referral Date Entry Specialist. I am a mother of two girls. I deeply enjoy the family child care environment and seeing children develop to their full potential. Through my personal and professional backgrounds, I do share a great interest of helping others. I’m excited to be a part of Infant Toddler Family Day Care and I look forward to working both with families and providers in our region.

I am here for you! We understand that the first few weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703‐352‐3449 x111, or by email, robeid@infanttoddler.com. I look forward to meeting your child!

The USDA Child Care Food Program

Marisela Morales, USDA Child Care Food Program

My name is Marisela Morales, I began my career with Infant Toddler as an Administrative Assistant in 2003. I currently hold the position of USDA Program manager. I am here to assist you with any questions you may have about the food program.

I am here for you! We understand that the first few weeks in a new child care setting can be stressful. Please feel free to contact me at the office, 703-352-3449 extension 107, or by email, mmorales@infanttoddler.com. I am usually in the office Monday through Thursday. I look forward to meeting your child.