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August 24, 2021

New Staff Join MN Team

First Children’s Finance announced today that seven new Business Development Specialists have been added to its growing Minnesota team.  All seven new team members will join First Children’s Finance during August 2021.

“I am thrilled that our team will have the capacity to work with even more child care entrepreneurs across the state. There has never been a more important time to assist child care businesses to recover during the pandemic,” stated Suzanne Pearl, Minnesota Director.

The new Business Development Specialists will be assigned in every region of the state, serving child care business clients and communities in rural areas, population centers and the Twin Cities metro area. The new team members will provide business training and consultation to child care entrepreneurs, and will assist communities to build child care supply.

FCF is pleased to introduce its newest Minnesota team members:

  • Amber English, Southeast Minnesota region
  • Candace Cegla, Central Minnesota region
  • Dana Ellingson, Twin Cities Metro region
  • Diana Galaviz, Twin Cities Metro region
  • Michele Hutchinson, West Central region
  • Trisha Lien, Southwest region
  • Lydia Pietruszewski, Northwest region.

“It is critical that business owners and directors have access to a trusted consultant who understands the complexities of the child care business model. I am thrilled that our team will be able to provide enhanced levels of programs and services to family child care and child care center businesses, ” said Pearl.

Please join us in welcoming these team members to their new roles at First Children’s Finance.