Meet Our Team
Our team members are the heart of our organization here at Child Care of Southwest Florida. We've been lucky enough to find a great team of people who are passionate and knowledgeable about child care, development, and education. They understand the importance of early childhood education and the affect it has not only on children, but on families, and their surrounding communities. Implementing these values is a profession and a passion for our team members. They gladly carry this message to everyone they interact with each day.
Chief Executive Officer
Carol Conway worked in corporate sales, including IBM, during the first 16 years of her career. She moved to Southwest Florida in 1993 and founded CRS Technology Consultants, which had reached $2.5 million in annual revenue and earned several awards and national recognitions before she sold the company in 2012. Conway then served as Chief of Mission Support for Hope HealthCare Services for two years before launching a donor-development consultancy in early 2014. Later that year she became CEO of CCSWFL.
Chief Operating Officer
Beth Lobdell, COO, has been working with children and families for over 20 years. She began her career with Child Care of Southwest Florida in 1989 as the Director of the Suncoast After School Program. She left CCSWFL in June 1999 to work for the National School Age Care Alliance (now known as the National AfterSchool Alliance) in Boston and then worked for a national based for-profit, Knowledge Learning Corporation. She returned to CCSWFL and Fort Myers in March 2006 as Director of Operations and was promoted to Executive Director in April 2008. In 2014, she became COO. Beth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Physical Education from Eastern Connecticut State University and a Master degree in Management from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA.
Director of Finance
Lisa Tortora joined the organization in August 2015. She brings more than 30 years of experience in financial reporting, budgetary and fiscal analysis in both the private and public sectors. Prior to moving to Southwest Florida in 1995, she was the CFO for a national, leading environmental organization, Yosemite National Institutes. She attended St. Mary’s College and graduated magna cum laude from University of Hartford with a B.S. in Accounting & Finance.
Carmen Green is a native of Fort Myers. She received her Associate in Science degree in Secretarial Science from Edison Community College in April 1988 and has been employed with Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. since July 25, 1988. Ms. Green was originally hired as Secretary, later promoted to Administrative Assistant and most recently promoted to Administrative Manager on October 1, 2010. Ms. Green is responsible for many aspects of the organization including: human resources, payroll, insurance (health and liability), worker's compensation, unemployment compensation, student accident insurance and most corporate document filings. Ms. Green has one son, one daughter and one beautiful granddaughter, who also live here in Fort Myers.
Education Program Manager
Angela Anderson, the Education Program Manager has received an Associate’s Degree in Psychology from Edison Community College (now named Florida SouthWestern College), Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services From Florida Gulf Coast University and Master’s Degree in Cross Disciplinary Studies with a concentration in Preschool Education from Nova Southeastern University . She started her career in the early childhood education field in 2003 as an assistant teacher. Between the years of 2005-2007 she was a lead VPK teacher getting children prepared to enter kindergarten. Angela has delivered a variety of early childhood services in many capacities throughout her career, and considers all aspects of this field very stimulating. She values being a part of a high quality early childhood agency such as Child Care of Southwest Florida, that promotes strengthening children and families’ lives today and for the future.
Director of Marketing and Development
Mandy Carter, the Director of Marketing and Development, graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications, focus in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism. Mandy's career in communications began in 2004 and expands a number of industries from tourism to finance all with a focus on marketing, fundraising and special events. She is very involved in the Lee County community, serving as a member of Board of Directors for Be The Light and an active member of The Junior League of Fort Myers. Mandy is originally from Tennessee but moved to Fort Myers in 2014 with her husband and two young children.
Director of Child Care Food Program
Before coming to Child Care of Southwest Florida, Beth was a Family Child Care Home provider for 16 years. She was offered a position in the Food Program where she has been since 1999. Beth has served as Director of the Food Program for the past 8 years. She is a graduate of Florida Southwestern State College. When not working Beth enjoys spending time with her husband of 20 years, her 4 grown daughters and her grandchildren.
Patricia Guth moved to United States in 2001 from Peru. In 1995, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education, specializing in children with developmental disabilities from Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón in Lima, Peru. She has been living in Southwest Florida since 2006 and has been employed with Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. since December 5, 2006. Mrs. Guth was originally hired as training coordinator assistant, and later promoted to training coordinator on July 1, 2009. She lives in Cape Coral with her husband.
Since earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania, Fae Snyder has worked for several companies in manufacturing, retail and wholesale. In 2006, she began working for non-profits. In 2011, she became the staff accountant at Child Care of Southwest Florida. Married over 40 years, she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting and genealogical research.
Alexandra Sierra moved from New York to Southwest Florida in 2004 and has been employed with Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. since January 23, 2006. Mrs. Sierra originally worked in the VPK Department, and later took the position of receptionist on July, 2007. Mrs. Sierra has 2 daughters, one son, and 5 grandchildren, who also live in Fort Myers.