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The NECPA Team

Storm Webb
NECPA & NCCA Executive Director
Storm Webb, a third-generation early childhood educator, has been proud to serve NECPA and NCCA for over a decade. With family experience in the field spanning more than 50 years, Storm brings expertise in child care ownership and operations to her role advocating for accreditation and credentialing. She holds a Sociology degree with a Family Studies concentration and oversees strategic planning, resource management, and team development for both organizations.
Ari Sarousi
Director of Professional Development
Ari Sarousi, NECPA’s Director of Professional Development, has served NECPA since 2014. In his role, Ari bridges communication between businesses, government, and nonprofits to achieve client goals. With over 15 years of experience, he specializes in organizational leadership, team building, and strategic implementation. Ari holds an MBA and is a licensed educator in Massachusetts.
Sarah Passaro
Director of Accreditation
Sarah Passaro, NECPA’s Director of Accreditation, has served NECPA since 2014. Sarah brings her year's of experience in accreditation and program coordination to the role. She previously honed her skills at Helen Keller International working in child sight programs. Sarah holds a Master's degree in Social Welfare and a Bachelor's degree in Social Work.
Cindy Lehnhoff
Director of NCCA and Policy Advisor to NECPA
Cindy Lehnhoff brings over three decades of early childhood education experience to her role as Director of NCCA and Policy Advisor to NECPA. Her career at La Petite Academy and Learning Care Group spanned roles from teacher to Division Vice President, leading numerous centers to achieve national accreditation and credentialing for their high-quality teams. A passionate advocate for quality child care, Cindy has served on state and national child care association boards for over 20 years.
Moriah Whitehead
NECPA and NCCA Client Success and Communications Manager
Moriah Whitehead is a dedicated nonprofit professional with a passion for early childhood education. As the NECPA and NCCA Client Success and Communications Manager since 2020, she utilizes her expertise in project development, digital marketing, and client relations to support the organization's mission. Her previous roles at organizations like Public Allies and The Corner demonstrate her commitment to community engagement and social impact. Moriah holds a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Jessica Gobble-Reil
NECPA Manager of Quality & Development
Jessica Gobble-Reil brings extensive experience in early childhood education to her role as NECPA's Manager of Quality and Development. Jess joined NECPA in 2019 as a Verifier and later served as Program Support Specialist, demonstrating her commitment to quality improvement in early learning environments. Prior to joining NECPA, Jess served in various leadership roles in child care. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

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