Leadership Team - Creative World School Franchise

Leadership Team

Dr. Marianne Whitehouse

CEO, President, Director and Certified Training Instructor

Ms. Marianne Whitehouse has been our President, a Director, and a Certified Training Instructor since our inception. Ms. Whitehouse has also been a Regional Director of CWSI in Tampa and Fort Myers, Florida since July 1991. Ms. Whitehouse has been a member of Discount Preschool in Tampa, Florida since its inception.

Ms. Billie McCabe

Vice President, Director, Secretary, and Treasurer

Ms. Billie McCabe has been our Director, Vice President, and Treasurer since our inception. Ms. McCabe has also served as a Director, President, and CEO of CWSI since its inception. Ms. McCabe has been a member of Discount Preschool since its inception.

Ms. Kathy Thomure

Vice President of Education

Ms. Kathy Thomure has been our Vice President of Education since January 1, 2016. She has also been one of our Certified Training Instructors since our inception. Ms. Thomure has been Vice President of CWSI since October 1989.

Mr. Gregory L. Michael

Vice President of Franchise Development

Mr. Gregory Michael became our Vice President of Franchise Development on January 1, 2016. He was our Vice President of Franchising from August 17, 2009 to January 1, 2016.

Ms. Karen Riebesell

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Karen Riebesell joined us as Chief Financial Officer in June 2012 and is responsible for the overall financial aspects of the organization. She holds a Certified Public Accounting license from the State of New Jersey.

Ms. Jana Williams

Vice President/CWSI

Ms. Jana Williams served as a Regional Director since our inception and became Vice President of CWSI in 2015. She works between CWSI and us as a liaison, serves on the Executive Board, and lends her expertise to special projects.

Eric Srisavaththay

Director of Marketing

Eric Srisavaththay joined us as Director of Marketing in June 2020. He was Director of Digital Marketing for 21st Century Home Health Care Consultants in Bradenton, Florida, from October 2019 to June 2020. From December 2014 to August 2019 he was Digital Marketing Manager for ABC7 WWSBTV Grey Television in Sarasota, Florida.

Sarah Buzzard

Director of CW Studio

Ms. Sarah Buzzard joined us as Director of CW Studio in July 2006 and uses her graphic design talents and capabilities in a wide variety of both franchisor and franchisee projects.

Ann Braxton

Vice President of Strategic Support

Ms. Ann Braxton joined us in January 2018 as a Franchise Business Advisor and was promoted to Vice President of Strategic Support in January 2019. From September 2015 to October 2017, Ms. Paxton was the Director of Portfolio Management with KinderCare Education in Portland, Oregon

Ms. Rennaye Hedges

Director of Education Operations

Ms. Rennaye Hedges became a Support Coach on January 1, 2016. She has been our Certified Training Instructor since January 2011. She specializes in accreditation and operations. Ms. Hedges began with CWSI in September 2008, as a Center Director in Aurora, Illinois.

Ms. JoAnn Sanderlin

Support Coach

Ms. JoAnn Sanderlin has been one of our Support Coaches since January 1, 2016. She has also been a Certified Training Instructor since our inception. She has been Regional Director for CWSI since August 13, 1990.

Carrie Beth Coleman

Director of Franchise Operations

Ms. Carrie Beth Coleman joined us in January 2018 as a Director of Franchise Operations. Ms. Coleman was a Director of Portfolio Management with Kindercare Education in Portland, Oregon from 2011 to 2017.

Shannon Truesdale-Curry

Director of Franchise Operations

Ms. Truesdale-Curry joined us in November 2019 as our Director of Operations. From December, 2014 to October 2019 she was Regional Manager for The Learning Experience, in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Rhonda Canerday

Director of Educational Training and Support

Ms. Canerday joined us in September of 2019 as a Director of Educational Training and Support. Ms. Canerday was a Program Manager for Lutheran Services in Largo, Florida from September 2018 to September 2019. Prior to that, she was the Early Childhood Executive Director from November 1993 to September 2018 for Easter Seals of North Georgia in Jefferson, Georgia.

Rebecca McKKellar

Director of Educational Training and Support

Ms. McKellar joined us in August of 2019 as Director of Educational Training and Support. Ms. McKellar was Lead Early Childhood Specialist for Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers, Florida, from March 2016 to August 2019. Prior to that, she was a Mentor Teacher for Collier Child Care Resources in Naples, Florida, from July 2014 through March 2016.

Maila Elegado

Educational Specialist

Ms. Elegado joined us as an Education Specialist in July of 2019. Ms. Elegado worked as a teacher and Team Leader at a Creative World School in Estero, Florida, from January 2010 until July 2019.

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