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There are four Registered Nurse CCHCs that provide support to all Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs) and their supporting agencies in North Carolina.


Theresa Stenersen – West Region Coach
828.421.7655
theresa_stenersen@unc.edu

Child Care Nurse Consultant / NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
Karla DeHaven – South Central Region Coach
919.295.2135
karla_dehaven@unc.edu

Child Care Nurse Consultant / NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
Lisa Shifflett – North Region Coach
919.215.0157
lisa_shifflett@unc.edu

Child Care Nurse Consultant / NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
Amy Petersen – East Region Coach
919.215.8981
amy.petersen@dhhs.nc.gov

State Child Care Nurse Consultant / Division of Child and Family Well-Being

CCHC Coaches provide the following to both new and experienced CCHCs:

  • Orientation to CCHC practice
  • Competency support before, during, and after the NC CCHC Course
  • Ongoing consultation/coaching guidance in the implementation of services
  • Support in using the NC Health and Safety Assessment and Encounter Tool
  • Webinars and other regular communication

Coaches also support and develop strategies to expand the CCHC network by working with local health departments, partnerships for children, and other agencies that provide support to child care facilities, to advocate for child care health consultation. Coaches offer support for hiring and funding agencies including:

  • Guidance to hiring and funding agencies on recruiting and hiring
  • Oversight in CCHC model fidelity during planning for and in reporting of contract deliverables.