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.
Director of Business Development
Tina Parsons rejoined the organization in January 2018 after leading Gladiolus Learning and Development Center, (a United Way agency) as Executive Director, for the last 12 years. Tina successfully led a staff of 29 while being responsible for budgeting, financials, marketing, development, fund raising, and day to day operations. Previously, Tina was the Executive Vice President at CCSWFL working closely with the Child Care Executive Partnership Program and community engagement. Before moving to Florida, Parsons served in many roles at Montgomery School, an independent, co-ed day school serving pre-k through grade eight in Chester Springs, PA. Tina brings over 25 years’ experience in education and a wealth of knowledge in nonprofit management. She lives in South Fort Myers with her husband and daughter.
Chief Financial Officer
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 intellectually 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 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.
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.