Lakeland's Little Learners' Board of Directors


The Lakeland's Little Learners Board of Directors is comprised of five Officers. Four of these are elected positions, each serving two year terms. 


Tami Adams has worked with children for her entire career. Tami has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Eduction. She has taught Middle School and then helped to open Lakeland's Little Learners in 1985. She is proud to have the opportunity to see our program grow from 12 children and 3 employees to 350 children and 36 employees. Since Tami is the Administrator of Lakeland's Little Learners she also serves as the President of the Board of Diretors.


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Staff Representative

Patti Berley came to Lakeland's Little Learners in 2015. She cares about the center and the people that work here. She also feels that she can bring a new prospective to the table because she is new to the center. She has managed a child care center prior to coming to LLL and acted as the Staff Liaison with the Board. Before that she was in hotel management for nine years. Patti has spent a lot of time developing and operating within budgets, as well as, trying to find ways to cut expenses and increase profits. With her experience in working with a Board of Directors previously, Patti will have a good idea of what it takes to ensure staff concerns are heard and addressed. 


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Administrative Representative

Debbie Nehs has had a variety of job experiences prior to joining Lakeland's Little Learners in 1992.  She enjoys coming to work each day knowing I will be with children and getting to work with their families, in a place where we all get to learn and grow. Debbie has a Bachelor of Arts in History and has taken several Early Childhood classes as well.


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Parent Representative

Kristin Belongia came to Lakeland's Little Learners in April of 2010. Both of her children are in the school age rooms for before and after school care, but have been attending LLL since their birth.  Kristin is looking forward to being the liaison between the Board and parents.  If you have any issues or questions you would like voiced at the meetings please feel free to contact Kristin at or in person if you run into her.


Contact Kristin

Community Representative
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