Meet our Team
Kelley Miller, Screening & Intervention Supervisor II
Kelley came to Florida in 2003. She is originally from upstate New York, and attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Special Education. Kelley has over 20 years of experience in various roles specializing in behavioral health and child development. Prior to supervising the Screening and Intervention department at ELC, some of her roles have included: teacher, case manager, counselor, Developmental Specialist, Supportive Intervention, and Inclusion Specialist. Kelley is a wife, a mother of four and a youth leader at her church for middle and high school students. She is committed to building and maintaining relationships as well as providing stellar support and guidance to her staff, childcare providers, families and community partners.
Katie Davis, Inclusion Specialist
Katie was born and raised in Pinellas County. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Florida State University, majoring in Communication Disorders with a minor in Audiology, and loves serving and working with the community she has grown up in all of her life. Katie is a wife and a mother of three children and understands how important the role of “parent” is to children as their very first teacher. Katie worked for a local hospital system coordinating an early intervention program for 10 years prior to working for the Coalition; she is passionate about helping children to achieve success in school and walking along side families and providers identifying and linking them to needed resources.
Kimberly Scarlata, Supportive Intervention Specialist (North County)
Kim is a Florida native. She holds an AA degree in Early Childhood Education from St. Petersburg College and a Bachelors of Arts in Therapeutic Recreation from Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. Later, she attended University of West Florida where she majored in Social Work. Kim has over 25 years of experience working with children and providers, and believes that positive relationships are crucial to development and learning. She has held many different roles over the years including teacher, center director, and now a Supportive Intervention Specialist. Kim is a dedicated mother to one teenage son; she is passionate about early intervention and believes in supporting children, parents, teachers and the community.
Jennifer Bragdon, Supportive Intervention Specialist (Mid-County)
Jennifer holds a BA in Speech-language pathology and a teacher certification through 2nd grade from USF. Her strong desire to improve the lives of children has led her to work in the ECE field since 1989. Jennifer believes she makes a difference for children by mentoring providers, and is committed to supporting professionals and helping children and families find the services they need.
Rafika Blanco, Supportive Intervention Specialist (South County)
Rafika brings almost a decade of experience working with children in various capacities, which include developing plans and strategies to help meet their developmental needs as well as providing daily care, safety, and maintaining overall welfare for youth. Rafika earned her Bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies from SPC and a Master’s degree in Gerontology from Nova Southeastern University. She has a love for children and strives to maximize the full potential of each child. Rafika is a wife and a mother of two. In the community, she gives back while utilizing her degree in her volunteer work with senior groups in her church
Anjanette Ellwood, Administrative Specialist II
Anjanette is a Florida native. She recently received her Bachelors of Science degree in Educational Studies at St. Petersburg College. She is a mother and part of a family raising a child with Autism. Anjanette stays active in the community by volunteering. At the ELC, Anjanette is responsible for processing the Ages and Stages Questionnaires and ensuring providers success through the use of the Provider Portal.