Vanderbilt Child & Family Center Advisory Task Force


The VCFC Advisory Task Force was created to build on the strengths of the current program and address:

  • The scope of services provided to the Vanderbilt community;
  • Accessibility, via an Opportunity Vanderbilt-inspired tuition structure;
  • The development of a professional development and compensation philosophy for teaching staff; and
  • The physical manifestation of the child care vision in a new facility or neighborhood of facilities.


  • Kathleen Seabolt (chair), program director, Vanderbilt Child and Family Center
  • Samantha Barclay, preschool teacher
  • Camilla Benbow, Patricia & Rodes Hart Dean of Education & Human Development
  • Eric Bymaster, associate vice chancellor for finance
  • Shenika Cawthon, preschool teacher
  • Vivian Gama, assistant professor of cell and developmental biology
  • Tassany Henderson, program coordinator, transition programs
  • Laura Nairon, associate vice chancellor for business services
  • Amanda Rose, professor of law
  • Tanga Russell, preschool teacher
  • Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical engineering
  • Christina Weathers, preschool teacher
  • Amber Williams, site director, 19th avenue site, Vanderbilt Child and Family Center