Megan Lightfoot founded Preferred ChildCare, Inc in 2001 as a resource for families to find quality childcare providers. Megan has worked with children for over twenty years as a nanny, a KinderMusik educator, a preschool teacher, and an experienced childcare provider. Megan is a wife and Mom to four young children, Colton, Hunter, Lily and Emma Grace. She brings her experience, passion for children, and insight as a Mom to create the best team of ChildCare Specialists and find the perfect matches for families throughout the Triad. She is the past President of The International Nanny Association and shares her knowledge and experience with agency owners across the globe in her consulting business, Megan Metzger Consulting.
Kate Jones hails from the North and has a degree in Psychology from Stockton University in New Jersey. She moved down to North Carolina to be with her husband, Stephen in 2012. Kate has worked with Preferred ChildCare as a ChildCare Specialist, Answering Service Representative and Office Manager. She is now our Chief Financial Officer and handles all the day to day fiances, billing, and payroll for the company. Dubbed Megan's "better business half" Kate enjoys attending industry conferences and is always learning more about business. Kate loves reading a good book, when she's not sprinting in ultimate frisbee games! Kate is also very involved in her church, College Park Baptist, where she serves on their deacon board and sings in the adult choir.
Jamie Passaro moved from New Jersey to North Carolina in 2001 with her family after her dad transferred jobs. She is a wife and mom of one adorable son, Jonah. Jamie came to know Preferred ChildCare because she was our favorite barista at a local Starbucks! We love her positive attitude, great sense of whit, and work ethic and we were thrilled to bring her on board as our Executive Placement Coordinator! When Jamie is not making placements, she enjoys hiking the trails of North Carolina, spending time with her family, and exploring new local restaurants.
Heather joined the office team, after 13 years as a nanny for our agency! She was ready to put her Business Admin degree to work and show her new skills as our Director of Recruitment. When Heather is not busy at work, you will find her spending time with her two beloved children, traveling around the globe, or relaxing reading a good book. She is also busy being a current foster mom!