Meet our Corporate Office Team

EduKids is led by a highly skilled team of administators whose primary focus is the very best for young children.

Nancy Ware

BA Political Science & Urban Studies and MBA from Canisius College.

Distinguished NAEYC presenter.

Founder, EduKids parent and grandparent.

Kate Dust
Vice President of Education & Staff Development

BS Education, MSEd. from Buffalo State College.

Past President NYSAEYC.  National, State and Local professional development trainer.  Buffalo State College School of Education Instructor.

Valued team member since 1989.  EduKids parent and grandparent.

Don Ware
Chief Financial Officer

BS Management & Finance from Canisius College.

Valued team member since 1989.  EduKids parent and grandparent.

Christopher Ware

BS Accounting from Canisius College, Certified Public Account (CPA).

Member of American Institute of Public Accountants and Society of Public Accountants.

Valued team member since 2009 and EduKids parent since 2012.

Lisa Chrapowicz
Executive Director of Education

AAS Early Childhood Education from Trocaire College, BS Education from Medaille College, Ed.M. from University at Buffalo.

NYSOCFS Certified Trainer.  Recognized Outstanding Advocate for Children by AEYC of WNY and Child Care Exchange’s Emerging Leader.

Valued team member and EduKids parent since 1998.

Jennifer Hasse
Director of Human Resources & Recruitment

BS Management/Human Resources, MBA from Canisius College.  PHR & SHRM-CP certifications.

Valued team member since 2012.

Tamara Wagner
Regional Manager

BA History, Ed.M. from University at Buffalo.

Valued team member since 2009 and EduKids parent since 2015.

Julie Beale
Education Specialist

BA Education/English from Canisius College.

Valued team member since 2010 and EduKids parent since 2007.

Jennifer Marino
Education Specialist

My name is Jen Marino and I am privileged to be an Education Specialist with EduKids. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Literacy. I have been with EduKids since October 2013 but have been working with children for over 10 years! I love working at […]

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Debbie McCormick
Regional Manager

BA English/Education from Wilkes University. Certified Red Cross Instructor.

Valued team member since 2006 and EduKids parent since 2008.

Mary Jonmaire
Senior Administrator

Anna Ellis
Marketing Generalist

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