We are here to help strengthen local communities by providing resources and services that support self-reliance, build relationships with those we serve, and empower those that work in child care.

Lisa Tynan

Lisa Tynan

Program Director

Lisa brings many years of small business leadership, management, and teaching experience to our team. Lisa comes from a background in both education and finance. She has founded and sold her own Montessori preschool and has an intimate understanding of the ins and outs of the child care industry. Lisa is an Oregon Master Trainer, an Instructor and Advisor with the SBDC, and is passionate about helping child care providers achieve their goals.

Heidi Martin

Heidi Martin

Business Coach

Heidi has lived in Central Oregon for over 20 years and believes that a child’s success in life is directly related to their early years. She feels fortunate to work with the Oregon Child Care Alliance and support providers’ businesses with sound financial advice and time saving processes so they can spend more time with nurturing the children they’ve been entrusted with. Heidi has been working in the finance for 20 years and finds this is the most important and meaningful work she’s done.

Monica Altamirano

Monica Altamirano

Bilingual Business Coach

Monica has lived in Central Oregon for over 20 years and has been part of NeighborImpact for about 13 years. Monica knows the need for support for our providers. She is excited to be part of OCCA and able to work with our Spanish speaking providers, helping them save time and money so they can focus more on the job they love in spending time with the children they so effortlessly serve. What a rewarding job all the way around!
Danielle Cunningham

Danielle Cunningham

Program Coordinator & Business Navigator

Danielle has over a decade of experience in the field of Early Care and Education ranging from center-based lead teacher, family child care business owner, education coach, and professional development trainer. At the Oregon Child Care Alliance Danielle supports our team as a Program Coordinator and Business Navigator. Danielle’s approach with her clients is centered around building trusting relationships to promote a journey of self-discovery allowing space for the exploration of a teacher’s core values, behaviors, beliefs, and ways of being to move forward in cultivating a connection with children, families, and the community.

Kealey Browne

Kealey Browne

Administrative Assistant

Kealey has worked with children and their families in the educational field for over ten years. Born and raised in Northeast Portland, she is well-versed in the benefits and challenges of running a childcare center in Oregon for families, educators, and program coordinators. OCCAs mission to provide tools, resources, and training to these small businesses aligns directly with Kealey’s goals to help communities flourish and give business owners more time they can dedicate to the young minds they are teaching.

Join Our Team

Interested in becoming an Oregon Child Care Alliance staff member? Please contact us and we will be in touch soon. You can also check for current job postings below.

Business Coach, OCCA

Join a team passionate about helping early childhood educators in Oregon!  Now accepting applications for business coaches to create and facilitate a network of child care providers participating in the shared services business project. Provides business coaching to early educators, builds relationships with the provider community and helps to grow participation in this project.  This is a remote position.  Full and part time positions available.  Must live in Oregon.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Supports family child care providers and small child care centers who participate in the Oregon Child Care Alliance through coaching and leading business trainings.
  • Helps programs gain business acumen to enhance business practices, knowledge, and skills to manage their business.
  • Utilizes previously developed training and develops new training to present monthly workshops on topics including, but not limited to, the use of data management software, business practices, recordkeeping, business planning, accessing capital, setting rates, and budgeting.
  • Seeks out knowledge of local and state wide financial resources available to small businesses and guides child care programs to these resources and through application processes
  • Builds relationships within the community to ensure strong support for local providers.
  • Partners with multiple community partners to support strong business practices
  • Attends professional development trainings and events as appropriate.
  • Basic data entry required for grant reporting

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, accounting, business management, adult education, early childhood education or related field.
  • Three (3) years of business or non-profit experience
  • Demonstrated experience incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion practices into teaching and coaching methods

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of business administration
  • Ability to plan, organize, and effectively manage time
  • Ability to work varied hours including some evenings and weekends to meet scheduling demands of early learning professionals
  • Ability to independently perform the duties of the position efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to work respectfully with individuals of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities
  • Ability to use equipment necessary to carry out job responsibilities such as, but not limited to, computer software, Zoom, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Powerpoint.
  • Ability to create ongoing trusting relationships with early education programs to develop the most conducive environment for learning and reflection.
  • Knowledge and understanding of bookkeeping.
  • Ability to implement effective techniques for adult learning

Interested applicants:  Please send resume and cover letter to: ltynan@nhpdx.org

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