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Department of Public Health and Human Services - Early Childhood Services Bureau

111 N. Jackson
Arcade Building, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 202925
Helena, MT 59620-2925

Early Childhood Services Bureau: (406) 444-1788
Child Care Unit: (866) 239-0458
CACFP: (888) 307-9333


Staff Contact Information

Patty Butler, ECSB Bureau Chief

Systems Unit

A.C. Rothenbuecher, Early Childhood Systems Unit Manager
Vacant, Healthy MT Teen Parent Coordinator
Leslie Lee, Child Care Quality Program Manager
Rhonda Schwenke, Best Beginnings Program Officer
Leann Worden, Best Beginnings Program Officer
Kathy Rich, Head Start State Collaboration Director
Miranda Briggs, Montana Project LAUNCH Wellness Expert
Vacant, Montana Project LAUNCH Wellness Partner
Sally Tilleman, Preschool Development Grant Coordinator
Sandy Cade, Regional Specialist
Deborah Richert, Regional Specialist
Markell Chandler, Regional Specialist
Sara Loewen, Regional Specialist
Brandi Loch, Regional Specialist

Fiscal Operations Unit

Darla Tenter, Budget Analyst

Child Care Policy Unit

Carrie Leu, Child Care Unit Manager
Sarah Adams, Office Support Specialist
Allison Drake, Compliance Reviewer
Chauntel Lucier, Child Care Resource & Referral Program Specialist
Melody Olson, Management Analyst

Child and Adult Care Food Program

Mary Musil, Program Manager
Diane Edgar, Administrative Assistant
Vicki Anfinson, Program Specialist
Debbie Hansen, Program Specialist