Ginger is the founder and CEO of ABC Nannies Inc.® in Denver, Colorado. After graduating from college with a psychology degree, she worked for many years in the clerical placement industry and then as a recruiter for a hi-tech software company. Ginger started ABC Nannies Inc.® because she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives and nothing is more important than finding a caring person to take care of your children. Ginger has employed wonderful nannies that provided excellent care for her two children. ABC Nannies, Inc. was the recipient of the 2001 APNA Agency of the Year Award and the 2015 APNA Honors Excellence Award.
Jami is the President and co-owner of ABC Nannies & Domestics, Inc.—a full-service, boutique placement agency in Denver, Colorado. A graduate of the University of Colorado (B.A. and M.A.), Jami has worked in the staffing and recruiting industry, in a variety of capacities, for nearly 18 years. She joined ABC Nannies in 2003 and has since spearheaded all divisions of the company, including backup care, temporary and long-term placements. By focusing on high-quality customer service, placement of only the best nannies and household staff, and listening to the ever-changing needs of families in Colorado, ABC has grown into the top household staffing agency in Colorado. As a full-time working mother, Jami has also employed several wonderful nannies to care for her two children over the years. In 2009, Jami joined the APNA Board and has since served as Conference Chair for the 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016 conferences, as Membership Chair and most recently as V.P.
Dulany Dent is the President of The Nanny Network, LLC, a full-service agency serving the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. Dulany purchased The Nanny Network in 2006, after using the agency to hire a full-time nanny when her first child was born. Since that time, she has made significant enhancements to the company’s service offerings and processes, allowing the agency to enjoy meaningful growth and expand into new geographical areas. Dulany has been a member of APNA since 2009 and joined the board in 2015. Prior to owning The Nanny Network, Dulany worked in the investment management and recruiting industries, while always possessing a strong desire to help support women in business. Dulany holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Colgate University and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is married, the proud mom of three young children and two dogs, and loves team sports.
Kim Winblood, Vice President of Mom’s Best Friend for Dallas and Ft. Worth, bought the north Texas franchise in July of 2000 and the Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen franchise in 2012. Recently, Jim and Kim also became owners of two College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors franchises located in Dallas/Ft. Worth as well. Originally from Houston, Kim received her bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University and then went on to achieve her Master’s degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. Before purchasing Mom’s Best Friend of Dallas/Ft. Worth, Kim was a household manager and subsequently a teacher for 10 years where she taught Health and coached soccer. She has been an integral part of the growth of MBF Dallas. Her leadership abilities and tremendous communication skills have helped to make MBF Dallas/Ft. Worth the top household staffing agency in the Metroplex and have made her a leader in the industry. Kim is married to Jim Winblood, President of Mom’s Best Friend Dallas/Ft. Worth, and they have two beautiful school-aged daughters.
Katie Provinziano has been helping LA families find outstanding nannies for over a decade. A former nanny, and now mother and nanny employer herself, she is the founder of Westside Nannies and has a very personal and unique insight into the industry. Frequently called upon as one of the nation’s leading nanny and childcare experts, she has been quoted in the The New York Times, LA Times, and the Wall Street Journal and has been featured on E! News and Entertainment tonight among many others. Katie is a board member of The Association of Premier Nanny Agencies and sits on their membership committee where she evaluates and provides feedback to nanny agencies across the country as they seek APNA membership. Katie is widely hailed as industry pioneer – developing and re-imagining the way nanny agencies operate and developing new, modern business practices that have been adopted by agencies across the country. As a nod to the agency’s innovative role within the industry, Westside Nannies was recently awarded the coveted APNA Innovation Award. Under Katie’s leadership Westside Nannies has grown year after year and continues to be considered the preeminent domestic agency in Southern California.
Wendy Sachs is the CEO and founder of Philadelphia Nanny Network (PNN) She has been a member of APNA since 2011 and is a founding member of the International Nanny Association (INA). For APNA she is secretary. For INA she has served as a board member and executive board member: Secretary, four term President and two term Co-President. During her career, she has lobbied on Capitol Hill regarding the au pair programs, become a nationally recognized expert on child care and has given more than 500 interviews to network television, national magazines and leading newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, NBC, CNBC and CNN, the Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. As an active industry participant, she has presented workshops for agencies, parents and caregivers. Currently, she is a consultant to start up agencies. Her agency is the premier resource for hiring household help in Philadelphia it’s suburbs, as well as the primary provider of Corporate Back Up Child Care, for Eastern PA, DE and NYC. Having established the Elite Nanny Program, PNN employs over 170 “Staff Nannies” and “Substitute Nannies”. Sachs earned her undergraduate degree from Simmons College and her MBA from the University of Miami. She is also an alumni scholar of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses entrepreneur program. Though her children are grown, when they were young, she was a nanny employer.
Barbara Kline is the President of White House Nannies, Inc. Barbara has been helping DC families find outstanding nannies and childcare since 1985. Barbara has been featured as a leading nanny expert on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, CNN, NPR (All Things Considered) and on Fox as “Power Person of the Week.” She is a current board member of the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) and sits on their ethics committee. She is also a current member and former board member of the International Nanny Association (INA).
Suzie Zeldin is the Director of Operations and co-owner of SmartSitting in New York City. After graduating from New York University, Suzie went on to work with clients at some of the top advertising agencies in New York, gaining experience and understanding in marketing, copywriting, client relations, and the positive impact of a strong brand identity. She also worked alongside lawyers in an anti-trust litigation firm which instilled in her an appreciation for details and a patience for sometimes unavoidable tedium. Focused on increasing efficiencies within the confines of a high touch industry, Suzie has spent her time at SmartSitting creating technological solutions that support the SmartSitting staff while balancing the unique and personal needs of families, children, and the wonderful people that spend their time caring for them.
Shenandoah Davis is the Chief Operations Officer at Adventure Nannies and was recently named to the APNA Board of Directors. Prior to her work in the domestic staffing industry, she was the brand manager for a restaurant group in Seattle, overseeing and developing 7 unique identities for restaurants, bars and cafes. She has also provided strategic marketing, branding and website assistance to many small businesses, entrepreneurs and companies across the United States.
Kathleen Webb co-founded HomeWork Solutions in 1993 to provide payroll and tax services to families employing household workers. Kathy has extensive experience preparing ‘nanny tax’ payroll taxes. She is the author of numerous articles on this topic and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and the Congressional Quarterly and has made appearances on CNN, FoxNews and NBC. She also consulted with Senate staffers in the drafting of the 1994 Nanny Tax Law. Webb is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College. She is a married empty-nester, with three grown children and three (and counting!) grandchildren.
Bob KingBob King is APNA’s General Counsel and the founder of Legally Nanny®, a company that handles all the legal and tax needs of household employers and represents domestic employment agencies in a wide range of legal matters. Bob received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, studied at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, on a Rotary International Fellowship, and received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Bob and Legally Nanny have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The New York Daily News, and California Lawyer Magazine, among other publications. Bob also contributed to the book “How To Hire & Retain Your Household Help,” and was quoted extensively in the book “Help!! How To Find, Hire, Train & Maintain Your Household Help.”
With 30 years in private service, Kellie Geres has become an industry leader specializing in working with divorced parents, transitioning to household management and working with nanny organizations and agencies providing consulting, small business and social media services. Kellie joined APNA in 2014 as the Executive Assistant overseeing communications, social media, special projects and assisting with conference. In addition to working with APNA, Kellie serves co-chair for National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW), DEMA DC chapter president, and maintains several industry blogs including Regarding Nannies and Nanny Trainings. Kellie was named the 1997 International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year, and in 2014 was honored with the Domestic Estate Management Association Lifetime Achievement Award. She has presented at several industry events including Nannypalooza, INA, and National Nanny Training Day and has been interviewed for television, print and radio. Kellie resides in the Washington, DC metro area. When not wearing her many hats in this industry, she enjoys traveling, reading and a really good glass of wine.