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P5FS benefits from the expertise of several consultants who bring deep experience across various aspects of the prenatal to five system, supporting the work of P5FS in states and communities.


Abby McCartney

Abby McCartney has served in federal and local government, as a nonprofit leader, and as a classroom teacher. At P5, Abby supports fiscal mapping and cost modeling work, with a focus on engaging stakeholders and gathering their input. She most recently advised Senator Elizabeth Warren on education issues, leading the Senator's work on child care, children and family issues, and K12 and higher education. Abby previously served as the executive director of Camden Enrollment, a non-profit organization overseeing the school enrollment system in Camden, New Jersey. In that role, she worked with district and school leaders and community stakeholders to build a family-friendly single application for pre-k through 12th grade schools across all school sectors. She helped to launch Camden Enrollment at the Camden City School District after completing her Masters in Public Affairs degree from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs in 2015. Abby started her career teaching mathematics at Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in political science, where she was a Truman Scholar. Her hobbies include baking, ballet classes, crossword puzzles, and long walks with her beagle, Kermit.

Carina Lane

Carina Lane has worked with children prenatally through adolescence for about 18 years as a teacher, home visitor, Head Start & Early Head Start Programs both in urban and suburban areas. She has also most recently worked in infant and early childhood mental health, Early Intervention and child welfare advocating for what is best for young children and their caregivers. She has mostly worked supporting P5 in during provider input sessions, specifically leading or co-leading Spanish speaking sessions.

Casey Amayun

Casey Amayun has over 20 years of experience in the prenatal to five sector. Casey’s work at P5 focuses on conducting provider input sessions and supporting cost modeling. After starting as a preschool and kindergarten teacher, she worked for many years in child care administration, leading several for-profit and non-profit high quality child care centers. Casey then transitioned into systems building work supporting local and regional communities ensuring all children had access to quality early care and education experiences. Casey holds a M.S. in Child Development specializing in Administration from Erikson Institute and a B.S. in Child and Family Services from Iowa State University. Originally from rural Iowa, she currently lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and children. She is the Secretary of her local School Board and serves as a board member of a nonprofit in her community.

Jeff Quinn

Jeff Quinn is based in Durham, North Carolina and comes to P5 with over 19 years of experience in the early childhood and family sector, community engagement, systems building, non-profit management, and scale-up of home visiting programs. Jeff's work for P5 is currently focused in Oregon, New Mexico, and Riverside California. He has worked in multiple settings that include small rural communities, counties, and states nationwide as well as experience working with county and federal government agencies. Jeff likes to spend his free time with his 12-year-old son Nolan (watching him play soccer and baseball) and his 9-year-old daughter Lily (watching her play gymnastics and the piano). Jeff is also in a band called The Referrals that partners strictly with non-profits and supports them in fundraising for different causes across NC.

Jessica Rodriguez Duggan

Jessica Rodriguez Duggan is an experienced professional in the prenatal to five field with over 20 years of work focusing on program development, community collaboration, technical assistance, and systems building. She has worked extensively within the home visiting, child care, education, and child welfare sectors. She has provided a broad range of support and technical assistance across different states and communities, focusing on systems work to develop strategies and programming to improve the quality of the prenatal to five system. Jessica also has expertise in creating and implementing information and referral systems and has supported various states and communities in designing their own to best leverage existing resources, identify gaps, and streamline processes across programs. Jessica’s work with P5 utilizes her professional experience to support comprehensive fiscal analyses and cost modeling projects across several states and communities. Based in Delray Beach, FL, Jessica is a native Spanish-speaker and also provides fiscal modeling content expertise for Spanish-speaking professionals on behalf of PS. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master of Science in Child Development from the Erikson Institute.

Karen McKnight

Karen McKnight has 25 years of experience in the early childhood field, most recently working in early childhood policy. She has worked as a pre-kindergarten teacher, child care center director, Head Start disabilities manager, and as North Carolina’s Head Start Collaboration Office Director. Prior to joining P5, Karen was the Deputy Director of Early Learning at The Hunt Institute. At P5, Karen focuses on building relationships with policy leaders to support building state and community fiscal capacity and building robust prenatal to five systems. Karen is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Katie Fallin Kenyon

Katie Fallin Kenyon has over two decades of experience in birth to early childhood research, policy, and systems change. At P5, Katie provides support on fiscal mapping and cost modeling, with a focus on data collection, survey design and implementation, as well as data analysis and report writing. Since 2018, Katie has worked as an independent consultant providing support to nonprofit, philanthropic and government clients in areas such as strategic planning, research and evaluation and programmatic and policy development related primarily to child care and early learning. Prior to becoming a consultant, Katie served as Director of Early Care and Education as well as Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation at First 5 LA, an independent public agency created by California voters to change systems and policies to better support children birth to age 5. Katie holds a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University and a B.A. in Psychology from Scripps College. Katie lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband Matt, their daughter Camille, and their pug Mimi.

Sapna Arvind

Sapna Arvind is an economist and child care policy specialist, passionate about generating solutions that improve children’s outcomes. Sapna comes to P5 with an extensive background in finance, having held leadership positions in sales and product development at Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers. She brings her quantitative analytics and modeling expertise to P5, in addition to her passion for early childhood development. Sapna has an EdM in Economics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a BS in Finance from the Stern School of Business, New York University. In her free time Sapna does Bharatanatyam - Indian classical dancing, plays cricket in a women’s league in Westchester, and spends time with her husband and their 17- and 13-year-old boys.


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