The staff of the Catawba Parenting Network are eager to assist you in any way possible.
Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or regular mail, using the information below:

1005 1st Avenue South
Conover, North Carolina 28613
Phone: 828/ 465-9295
828/ 465-8151
Fax: 828/ 464-7727


Susan W. Lee
Director, Parenting Network
(828) 465-9295 tel
(828) 464-7727 fax

Click Here to read Susan's bio

Jo Ann Stanley
HR/Finance Administrator



What They Do:
The Program Coordinators receive specific training and become certified to manage their assigned program(s).
Each coordinator actively recruits participants, develops program subject matter, and pulls together class material and handouts.

Who They Are:


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Group - Gayle Stout  - Support Group Leader

You and Me, Baby! - Katie Clontz

Dads' League - Jerrold Tiggett, Jim Wachsmuth


Lisa Doucette
PR/Marketing Coordinator

Career Highlights:
BA in Communications, Lenoir-Rhyne College
* Former Recycling Coordinator, City of Hickory
* Developed city-wide education for schools and promoted various collection programs
* Freelance Writer

CCPN Involvement:
Became involved with Parenting Network in 2005.

Personal Highlights:
* Mother of two wonderful boys, Adam and Jordan
* Thrilled to be promoting parenting programs which will make a real difference in the lives
   of children!


Jo Ann Stanley
HR/Finance Administrator

Career Highlights:
* 20 years experience in the business field
* Currently studying for BA in Psychology

Personal Highlights:
* Mother of two children
* Passionate about making a difference in children's lives


Susan Reinhardt
Parent Consultant

Career Highlights:
* B.A.- Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill
* M.Ed.- Counseling, East Tennessee State University
* Certified Parent Educator for Parents as Teachers, Catawba County Schools (10 years)
* Certified Infant Toddler Family Specialist, 2008
* Former school counselor
* Specialized training in perinatal mood disorders (i.e. postpartum depression)
* Received "Champions for Children" award in 2006

CCPN Involvement:
* Have attended Parenting Network meetings from the organization's inception
* Just beginning Parent Consultant role

Personal Highlights:
* Married to husband, Frank, for 26 years
* Two wonderful grown sons
* Postpartum Depression Telephone Volunteer
* Active church member- First United Methodist, Newton
* Very happy to have an opportunity to encourage parents and share fantastic information
   about child development!


Metaleen Morgan Thomas
Active Parenting Now Coordinator,
1,2,3,4 Parenting

Career Highlights:
* Bachelor's degree from Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC
* Master's degree from Garrett Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL
* Retired educator (religion and sociology) from Caldwell Community College
* Taught for Western Carolina University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Appalachian State
* Began Early Childhood Education program at Caldwell Community College
* Fulbright study in Israel and Egypt
* Taught marriage & family and parenting courses during career
* Taught online college courses (sociology and religion)

CCPN Involvement:
* Became involved in Parenting Network in 2002
* Facilitates Active Parenting Now course
* Facilitates Cooperative Parenting and Divorce course

Personal Highlights:
* Parent of adult son, Ben
* Grandmother of one
* Enjoy cooking, camping, elder issues and Twelve-Step recovery
* Have always felt that most of the world's problems would be solved with
   healthy parenting skills.


Sara Orantes-Forero
Hispanic Program Coordinator

Career Highlights:
* English as a Second Language ESL Bilingual Associate, Catawba County Schools
  International Newcomers Center
* Bachelor's degree, Appalachian State University
* Associate Arts degree, Catawba Valley Community College

CCPN Involvement:
* Coordinator of Spanish programs at the Parenting Network

Personal Highlights:
* Would like to make a difference among the Hispanic community and help them as a
   facilitator and a resource.




Donna Fletcher
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Program Coordinator

Career Highlights:
* Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Psychology
* Professor, Lenoir-Rhyne University
* Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, The Cognitive Connection

CCPN Involvement:
* Coordinator of Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Program





Misty Creech
Parent Resource Coordinator

Career Highlights:
* AAS in Early Childhood Development, CVCC
* Currently pursuing BA in (BK) Birth-Kindergarten Program, Western Carolina University

CCPN Involvement:
* Became involved with Parenting Network in 2013

Personal Highlights:
* I have a passion for children and love knowing that I can make a difference in a child's





Sandi Shuford
The Incredible Years Coordinator/Intake Coordinator

Career Highlights:
* BS in Spanish, Minor in Education, UNC Chapel Hill
* MA in Counseling, NCCU
* More than 17 years of experience as a certified school counselor

CCPN Involvement:
* Previous member of Advisory Board
* Became a staff member of CCPN in 2012

Personal Highlights:
* Excited to continue working in the community to help parents and very pleased to be
   leading an exceptional program as The Incredible Years.



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Created in 1999, Catawba County Parenting Network works to improve the well-being of children and strengthen families in Catawba County by equipping parents with high quality parenting enrichment classes and support groups, as well as promptly connecting them to other needed family resources.

The Catawba County Parenting Network is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is primarily funded by the Catawba County Partnership for Children through Smart Start. Additional funding is provided by the Beaver Family Foundation, Inc., Bolick Foundation, Catawba County Schools, Catawba County United Way, Catawba Radiological Associates, Inc., Catawba Valley Medical Center, Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory Public Schools, NC Pre-Kindergarten Program, Newton-Conover City Schools, Peoples Bank, Shuford Yarns LLC, Target, The George Foundation, The Department of Juvenile Justice, and Wells Fargo Foundation.

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