Child Care Services Association

Leadership Team


Marsha Basloe, President

Marsha Basloe is the new President of Child Care Services Association (CCSA).  Most recently,  Marsha was Senior Advisor for the Office of Early Childhood Development at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where she was responsible for coordinating early childhood homelessness working closely with the Office of Head Start and the Office of Child Care and the Interagency Workgroup on Family Homelessness. She also worked on early childhood workforce initiatives, communications from the Office of Early Childhood and interagency efforts and other initiatives aimed at young children and families.

Before joining HHS, Marsha served as the executive director of the Early Care & Learning Council, the statewide CCR&R agency for New York State’s 37 CCR&R agencies where she was a member of the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council. Prior to New York, she was in North Carolina as the executive director of Durham’s Partnership for Children.


Joe Bloomer, Vice President of Operations

Joe Bloomer is Vice President of Operations for CCSA and has worked in the non-profit sector for over twenty years.  He oversees non-program operations including facilities, Information Technology, risk management and contract administration.  He also directs the agency’s meal services program.  Joe holds a BS in Public Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas, and is a Certified Facilities Manager.


Linda Chappel, Sr. Vice President, Triangle Area Child Care Resource and Referral Services

Linda Chappel is Sr. Vice-President, Triangle Area Child Care Resource and Referral Services.  She holds a doctorate in educational leadership, and a masters in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also has over thirty years’ experience in early education and youth development. Linda leads quality improvement initiatives, professional development and family support activities in Durham, Orange, and Wake counties. Before focusing on improving early education systems, and increasing access to high quality pre-kindergarten and child care, Linda spent two decades in the public schools, focused on parent and family engagement and extended learning opportunities for traditionally under-served youth.


Edith Locke, Vice President of Professional Development Initiatives

Edith Locke currently serves as Vice President of CCSA’s Professional Development Initiatives Division. In 1993, Edith joined CCSA just as the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Project was expanding into a statewide early childhood workforce initiative in North Carolina. Since Edith joined CCSA in 1993, her role has evolved.

In the mid 1990’s, when CCSA first became an administrative home for various Smart Start funded initiatives in Orange County, Edith managed projects on the local level before becoming the lead program administrator for North Carolina’s T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program in 1996, a function she continues to perform.

In 2002, Edith joined the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center and today serves as a technical assistance specialist responsible for supporting other early childhood focused organizations, nationwide, in their administration of their respective T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program.


Mary Martin, Vice President for System Research and Development

Mary Martin, Vice President for System Research and Development, began work with Child Care Services Association in 1994.  Her responsibilities include overseeing the continued work of the statewide Child Care Resource Referral services through both the CCR&R Council and the Infant-Toddler Enhancement Project and performing both the systems research studies undertaken by the agency and the major program evaluation services.  She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary.


Allison Miller, Vice President of Compensation Initiatives

Allison Miller is Vice President of Compensation Initiatives for Child Care Services Association.  In her role, she directs the Child Care WAGE$® Project in North Carolina, an education-based salary supplement initiative designed to provide critical financial support to the early childhood workforce.  She has been with CCSA and WAGE$ since 1994 and works directly with other states that have licensed the initiative as a model.


Emmanuel Paul, Vice President of Finance and Human Resources

Emmanuel Paul is the Vice President of Finance and Human Resources at Child Care Services Association (CCSA).  Mr. Paul has been with CCSA, holding various Accounting positions, since 1993.  He has also served as an adjunct faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill, teaching “Nonprofit Financial Management”.  He is an experienced leader in management of accounting and financial systems, human resources leadership, and non-profit management.  He holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.