Randi Abramowitz, MSW is the Director of Piper Preschool. Before coming to Piper as the Director of Parent Programming in January 2014, Randi was the Coordinator of the Parenting Program for Cassidy Preschool. Prior to joining Cassidy in September 2009, Randi spent 20 years developing programs for parents and grandparents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers throughout the Los Angeles area.
Randi has her MSW, studied Reggio Emilia in Italy, and has consulted and presented workshops on Reggio practices. She is past president of the Association of Child Development Specialists and has hosted numerous professional round table discussions for the association’s membership and founded the Infant Toddler Network for the Bureau of Jewish Education. Previously, Randi was on the staff of the National Association of Social Workers, California. She loves what she does and also loves to talk… often over Helen, our Admissions Director.
Randi is the proud mother of three children. In 2013, she became a first-time grandma and in summer 2015, became a second-timer.
Corinne Gutstadt is a mother of three and stepmom of two. She is also a Piper mom. Originally from Toronto, Corinne also lived in NY for 13 years. While there she worked at a crisis hotline and earned her Master’s in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from NYU. Since moving to LA 5 years ago, she has kept busy having and caring for three little kiddos.
Corinne and her husband live in West LA. When she’s not busy with her family, Corinne enjoys creating new parent hacks, recipes, organizing, and DIY. The Container Store is her happy place. She has a passion for health and wellness, clean food and lifestyle, but also believes good chicken and waffles should be its own food group. And bacon. Don’t forget the bacon. It’s about balance people #amiright?
Veronica Barbery Mandelbaum is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, child development, and parent education. She trained and earned her graduate degree at UCLA and worked in the child and adolescent mood and stress disorder clinic for 11 years. Veronica now enjoys working with children, young adults, and parents in her private practice. She also leads mommy and me and toddler classes at the Pump Station, and of course enjoys leading parenting classes at Piper Preschool. Her favorite job is being a mommy.