Program Staff

Libby Ungvary

Libby Ungvary

Libby Ungvary is a health educator and director of the Early Childhood Education Linkage System (ECELS). She received her master's degree in Community Health from Temple University. Before coming to ECELS in 1993 as a training/technical assistance coordinator, Libby was a Head Start Health Coordinator in Philadelphia.   In 2004, she became director of ECELS.  As director, she oversees all program operations, including workplans, budgeting and staff management.  Libby has presented educational sessions for early learning practitioners at the PA Early Childhood Summit, for PA STARS managers, and Child Care Health Consultants. In addition, Libby serves on several statewide workgroups. She and her husband Mike have three children. They enjoy skiing, water sports, tennis and traveling.

Susan S. Aronson

Susan S. Aronson

‘Dr. Sue’ is a pediatrician and the founder of ECELS-Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania.  Currently she is an author of several national publications. She serves as an advisor, the webmaster and editor of Health Link Online for ECELS-Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania. She is an advisor to three federally-funded national resource centers working to improve quality in child care and an advocate of child care initiatives of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Early in her career, she was the founder and executive director of a child care center for children from infancy through school age, including some with special needs. She has served as a consultant for Head Start, and an advisor to federal agencies, as well a NAEYC Accreditation Standards Commissioner. All five of her grandchildren have attended early education and school age child care programs.

Nancy Alleman

Nancy Alleman

Nancy is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and certified school nurse with over 30 years of public health nursing experience.  She moved to Pennsylvania in 1987 and began developing a specialty within her home care nursing position to provide education for early education and school age caregivers/teachers.  ECELS contacted her in 1989 and she began her affiliation with ECELS through her employment at Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Central PA.  Eleven years ago Nancy joined the ECELS Training and Technical Assistance staff.  She works part-time for ECELS and specializes as a mentor for Child Care Health Consultants and ECELS instructors, serves as a liaison with the AAP for PedFACTs, and coordinates health and safety professional development events throughout Pennsylvania. Nancy is originally from Iowa and lives in southcentral PA. She works in the ECELS "satellite" office from her home in the Harrisburg area.

 

Sandy McDonnell

Sandy McDonnell

Sandy McDonnell is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner with experience in a variety of pediatric health care settings. In the 30 years since graduating from Villanova University, Sandy has worked in acute, primary and home care. Subsequent to earning a MS in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, she began her career as a pediatric nurse practitioner and child care health consultant (CCHC). She expanded her role as a CCHC in 2001, when she joined ECELS as a Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator. Since 2006, Sandy has taught early care and education professionals a variety of health and safety topics. Sandy also works as an independent CCHC. In addition to assisting early learning practitioners/CCHCs with health and safety questions, Sandy works on special projects and creates health and safety professional workshops and self-learning modules. Sandy coordinates the PA Department of Health (PA DOH) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Grant. She also works in the Nursing Resource Lab at Temple University. Her hobbies include photography, computers and travel.

Sandy Sandos

Sandy Sandos

Sandy has been an ECELS program Assistant for 11 years.

She handles self learning module requests and prepares workshop materials. Sandy also provides technical assistance to WellCare Tracker users. In her spare time, Sandy enjoys spending quality time with her 4 grandchildren, photography, and playing the ukulele.