Hanna Perkins adds two new staff members

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Oct. 28, 2013

SHAKER HEIGHTS — The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development has announced two additions to its staff.

Pam Millar has been named Associate Director of Community Engagement and School Programs. In that role, she will be responsible for the non-profit organization’s education and outreach programming for early childhood professionals, and services to families with young children. She is also responsible for managing compliance with county- and state-funded programs, and licensing and accreditation requirements.

Before joining Hanna Perkins, Millar was a long-time staff member at the Centers For Families and Children – serving most recently as site manager for its Mather Center for Early Learning. Millar also has had a long affiliation with Hanna Perkins – receiving professional training and consultation on various occasions beginning in 1980.

“I am a true believer in the philosophy and child development practices that I have learned from Hanna Perkins over the years, and I am thrilled to now find myself working here,” she said.

Millar, a lifelong Clevelander, holds a BS degree in social work and psychology from Notre Dame College. She lives in Lakewood.

“Pam brings a wealth of experience and passion, and we look forward to her impact as we continue to expand services and offerings to our constituents,” said Karen Baer, CEO of Hanna Perkins.

Baer also announced the appointment of Melinda Rembert as the agency’s Information Systems Specialist. In that role, Rembert will manage the organization’s information systems and provide technology support for its finance, development and community engagement functions. Before relocating to Cleveland earlier this year Rembert was Data/IT Manager for 21 years at Central Alabama Child Development & CDC Inc. in Selma, Alabama. Rembert has an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems.

 “I am proud to be involved with such a great child development center, and I look forward to using my technical expertise to help manage the confidential information such agencies must maintain,” she said.

“Melinda brings important experience not only in managing our information systems, but also dealing with many of the unique technical requirements we have in our work as a non-profit agency in the mental health arena,” Baer said. “Both Melinda and Pam have important roles in making sure we fulfill our mission every day to serve Northeast Ohio families and early child professionals. We are excited to have them here.”

About Hanna Perkins

Since 1951, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development has served children and families across Northeast Ohio by promoting understanding of the inner emotional life of children. Its work is founded on the knowledge that a child’s behavior is a means of communicating important feelings and emotions that he or she may not yet have the ability to put into words.

Located in the historic renovation of the former Malvern School in Shaker Heights, Hanna Perkins provides these services:

Hanna Perkins School, offering preschool, a state-chartered kindergarten, and parent/toddler classes. The school focuses on emotional intelligence – the ability to understand and manage feelings – which is regarded as a building block for other success skills.

Continuing education and training to teachers, day care providers, social workers and other child-care specialists across Northeast Ohio.

Hadden Clinic for Children & Families, providing developmental guidance and therapy for children and adolescents.

The Reinberger Parent Child Resource Center, offering drop-in play for young children and their parents/caregivers, and educational opportunities based on the Hanna Perkins approach to child development.

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training, through an intensive program that prepares professionals to provide psychoanalytic therapy to children and adolescents, and to work closely with children’s parents.





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