Our Staff

Laurie Deavers

Executive Director

Laurie joined Generations Crossing as Executive Director in 2008 and has guided the Center through the opening of its new building and the introduction of fulltime childcare. For the previous six years, she had been the director of Community Child Care Center in Staunton. Laurie also operated a child care center in Ohio for two years, leading them through a national accreditation process. Laurie received her Bachelors degree in Early Education from Eastern Mennonite University. She and her family live in Harrisonburg.

Jenny Waizecker

Child Care Director

Jenny joined Generations Crossing as the lead teacher in the Infant Room in August of 2009.  She is a graduate of James Madison University and holds a BS degree in Psychology and a teaching certificate for nursery through eighth grade.  Before joining our center Jenny spent seven years teaching fourth and fifth grades and 12 years as a stay-at-home mom.  Jenny and her husband, Karl, live in Massanutten.  They have two grown children.

Glennette Poland

Intergenerational and Outreach Coordinator

Glennette is the newest addition at Generations Crossing, joining the team in October 2014. She received her Child Development Associate Credential and taught preschool for 13 years. She then worked at the Sunnyside Retirement Community for 9 years as the Activities Coordinator in the Health Care Center. Coming to Generations Crossing was an organic next step in combining her work with both adults and children. In her free time, Glennette is a certified Zumba instructor and works closely with Relay for Life, an organization she’s particularly close to after battling thyroid cancer in 2013. She celebrates being cancer-free today. Some of her other passions include dance, peanut M&Ms, and exploring the natural beauty that Skyline Drive and the Valley have to offer.

Jeanne Troyer

Nurse Coordinator

Jeanne began working at Generations Crossing when we opened our doors at Park View Mennonite Church in 2002. She earned her BSM from Eastern Mennonite University in 1974. Her background is in community health and she spent several years serving the Richmond community before returning to Harrisonburg. In her spare time Jeanne enjoys spending time with her four adult children and five grandchildren.