Staff

Partnership’s Administrative Office (252) 636-3198

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Our main office is closed on Fridays. Staff is available by email

Executive Director: Cassandra Bennett

Finance Manager: Deborah Cook

Administrative Assistant: Vacant – Click here to see job description

Program Coordinator/Evaluator: Cherie Holt

Child Care Resource & Referral Program (CCR&R) (252) 672-5921

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Our main office is closed on Fridays. Staff is available by email

Director: Bonnie Gould

Program Assistant: Erin Scarborough

Parent/Provider Specialist: Bianca Salinas

Quality Enhancement Coordinator: Tammy Cullom

Quality Enhancement Coordinator: Debbie Cashwell

Quality Enhancement/Professional Development Coordinator: Amanda Morris

Regional CCR&R (252) 672-5921

Director: Bonnie Gould

Infant/Toddler Specialist:  Demeka Bryant

Region 2 Data Specialist: Camille Godley

Healthy Social Behavior Specialist: Sonia Sumner

Healthy Social Behavior Specialist: Brandi Parnell

Family Child Care Specialist: Angela Pate

Other Providers (252) 636-3198

Raising a Reader: Nadia Lowe

Literacy Coordinator: Savannah Lowe

Community Outreach Coordinator: Pinkie Moore



  • Craven Smart Start, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that administers Smart Start funds and programs in Craven County. Smart Start is designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Donations are tax deductible. Financial information about this organization and copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.