ALLENTOWN, PA (June 27, 2019)—Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers (LVCC) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Charles Dinofrio, M.Ed. as president and chief executive officer. He will become the third person to lead LVCC since its founding in 1970 by Judith H. Chase. Dinofrio previously held the position of vice president of early education and child care at LVCC.
“The board and I firmly believe that Charles has the qualities and capabilities necessary to lead LVCC into an exciting future,” said LVCC Board Chairperson Richard Lemak.
Dinofrio brings 20 years of experience working in the early education and child care field and has a proven record of establishing strategic alliances in the community to promote quality early education. He joined LVCC in 2013 and held several administrative roles before his promotion to vice-president of early education and child care in 2016. Dinofrio played a key role in establishing 12 new LVCC locations and expanding services in response to community needs.
“I’m very passionate about the deep roots that LVCC has in the Lehigh Valley. We have a bright future ahead of us and I truly believe our organization is well equipped for the journey,” said Dinofrio. “We will continue to offer innovative programs that respond to the needs of each child and family.”
Dinofrio succeeds Susan Williams, Ed.M., who served 14 years as LVCC’s president and CEO before stepping down in 2017. Williams followed the late Judith H. Chase, who established and led the organization (formerly known as Lehigh Valley Child Care) from 1970 until her retirement in 2003.
In addition to Dinofrio’s appointment, Jessika Nasatka has moved from senior program coordinator to vice-president of early education and child care. These leadership appointments are effective immediately.
About Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers, Inc.
Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers (LVCC) is a not-for-profit organization with 30 locations in Lehigh, Northampton, and Carbon Counties. Founded in 1970, LVCC provides high-quality early education and child care services for nearly 1,400 children. LVCC promotes healthy child development, meets the needs of families, and encourages children to discover the joy of learning. For more information, visit www.LVCConline.org.
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