Maintenance Team

The Maintenance Team is a great asset to the company, assisting in keeping our centers in good repair.  The team, from left to right, is Marybeth, Harry, and Matt. Together, they have a lifetime of experience in carpentry, building repair, and safety updates. They work around the clock to make sure our facilities are safe and clean for the children.

Nicole Chiello

Vice President, Regional Director of Operations

Nicole joined the Home Office team in 2014 as Regional Director of Operations for nine of our schools  In this role she oversees the operational and financial success of our schools and works to support and train our fabulous center Directors.  Prior to this position she was Director at our Westborough, Smithfield, Rumford, and Warwick schools.  During her time at TCW, she has had the pleasure of presenting at both the local and national levels, including a NAEYC national conference in Atlanta, GA, as well as being part of the Modern Parent, a segment on the Rhode Show.

Nicole started working for The Children’s Workshop in August 2008 in our Warwick location where she served as Director.  She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. In addition, she has received her Early Childhood Teaching Certificate and just recently (2015) completed her Master’s Degree from Rhode Island College in the field of Early Childhood Education.

Before joining TCW Nicole was a substitute teacher in the RI Public School system.  Her passion is educating both children and adults – she loves to show kids and adults alike just how much they are capable of accomplishing. Her favorite thing about working with children is that it’s a guarantee that every day is different. When she’s not at work, she has a 2 year old Lab mix named Lexi who she just adores! She also loves the beach and spending time with her family and friends. She is an avid sports fan – the New England Patriots is her favorite team and football is her favorite sport to watch!

Sasha Brathwaite

Controller

Sasha joined The Children’s Workshop in August 2016 as our Controller. Her role at The Children’s Workshop is to manage and oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking and cash management, payroll, financial reporting, local, state and federal government reporting, as well as budgeting and forecasting. Sasha also supports our Center Directors with daily business needs.

Sasha earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy from Bryant University. She has over 7 years of accounting experience working at PWC and TripAdvisor before joining our team. Sasha enjoys traveling, dancing and spending time with her husband Roy and son Derek, a TCW student.

Stephanie Williams

Director of Food Services

Steph joined the TCW team in 2014. She has been in the food service industry for almost ten years, pursuing both Culinary and Pastry passions. She attended Johnson and Wales where she received her degree in Baking and Pastry Arts in 2012.

Steph’s favorite part about working with the Food Services team at TCW is the flexibility– they have a constantly rotating menu with new dishes added all the time. She is able to expand her imagination and branch out with new ideas! Her favorite dish from the TCW kitchen is the delicious broccoli alfredo because of all of the veggies mixed into it without even tasting them!

Outside of work, Steph loves any outdoor activities. She specifically enjoys going to the beach, kayaking, hiking, traveling, and sight seeing!

Tracy Martin-Turgeon

VP, Regional Director of Operations

Tracy has been in the field of early childhood education for 22 years.  She started with The Children’s Workshop in September 1999 as an assistant director for one of the Massachusetts sites and has since served as director, regional, and currently as a VP regional overseeing seven facilities throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Tracy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Early Childhood education from the University of RI.   Besides overseeing sites she has also managed successful fundraisers including golf tournaments, developed and given countless training sessions, and served on boards and committees.  Tracy is currently one of the faces of The Children’s Workshop appearing on segments of “The Modern Parent” on Fox Providence’s morning television show, The Rhode Show.  In her role, Tracy enjoys most supporting and helping the staff, families, and children she works with every day. When she is not working, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her husband and children.