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Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center's Staff and Board of Directors


Michelle J. Williams to Become Executive Director of Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center


The Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ms. Michelle J. Williams will begin her tenure as Executive Director of Hilltop on January 1, 2018. Ms. Williams is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and a 1994 graduate of Wilmington High School. In middle school she began to participate in the "Vision of Hope" program sponsored by Paul and Gloria Fine. Her participation in that program enabled her to attend and graduate from the University of Delaware in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology . She received her Master's Degree in Administration and Human Services in 2008 from Wilmington University. She is in the process of completing her dissertation for her Doctorate in Philosophy with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Ms. Williams is no stranger to Hilltop. She has been employed at the Center for 17 years serving in the capacities of Family Service Worker, Lead Family Service Worker and Deputy Director. She currently serves as the Director of Operations. During this time, Ms. Williams has established an excellent rapport with the children, parents, staff and major stakeholders of the Center.  She will replace long term Executive Director, Jea P. Street, who will become Director of Development on January 1, 2018 and will continue to serve in that capacity until he fully retires from Hilltop in November-2018. ·


The Hilltop Board of Directors believes Ms. Williams will be a major asset to agency operations and looks forward to continued growth and development of Hilltop' s programs under her tenure.


Mrs. Leslie Marinelli, Former Board President

Meet Our Staff


Lee Powers, President

Jea P. Street, Vice President

Jane Foskett, Secretary
James Lawrence, Treasurer

Margaret Crosby


Debbie Fuller


Elaine Hallsted

Honorable Helene Keeley


Thomas Krapf

Catherine Dombrowski

Eric Mease


Helen Pettit


Shana A. Pinter


Rosalyn Ponzo


Elizabeth Stirk


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Executive Director

Deputy Director

Finance Assistant

Finance Consultant

Administrative Assistant

Youth Service Coordinator

Ronald Cephas


Early Childhood Education

New Directions Early Head Start (Infants and Toddlers)

Infants: Gloria Natal and Marion Jones

Toddler 1: Saleeha Williams, and Destiny Kirkaldy-Williams 

Toddler 2: Ernestine Demonia and Jamie Broadway

NDEHS Floater- Tiffany Wynn

Preschool and Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP)


Preschool, Age 3: Patricia Ewell and Omayra Morales

Preschool, Age 4, Partial Day: Tiffany Williams and Amber Edwards

Preschool, Age 4, Full Day:  M. Taylor and Eiryonna Stewart

ECAP Floater- Jayana Wilmore

Youth Service Staff

Luz Santiago

John Taylor 


Marianna Freeman

Khi'Aasiya Mack

Jasmine Aycox

Carmella Broadway

Leora Daniels

Amyah Brown

Cara Ames

Brooklyn Harden

Family Support

Waynia Flowers - Family Service Worker (Ages 3 to 5)

Cynthia Turner- Family Service Worker (Ages 6 weeks to 2

Mari Santiago-Howard - Spanish Interpreter/ Family Liaison

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