Who We Are

Annie Burns

Director of Permanent Placements

Annie helps personalize each family’s search to make great, long-term matches and remains available to families for on-going support. A native of DC, Annie graduated from St. Andrew’s Episcopal High School and received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Marymount University. A former nanny herself, Annie is the mother of two and understands both sides of the nanny search.

Denise Rossel

Director of Temporary Placements

Denise oversees day to day operations of our temporary division. She handles customer relations and screens and vets all of our temp nannies to insure only the most qualified applicants are placed. Fluent in Spanish, Denise is a graduate of the Academy of Holy Cross High School and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland.

Michelle Sorensen

Nanny Recruiter and Social Media Specialist

Michelle graduated from Richard Stockton College with a BS in International Business. The mother of two active children, Michelle has been with White House Nannies for over nine years. She oversees all of WHN social media and excels at recruiting and screening nannies for both divisions.

Brittany Bonato

Placement Coordinator, Temporary Division

Brittany is originally from Denver, Colorado, and was a nanny through college. She graduated cum laude from High Point University in North Carolina with a BSBA in Business Administration, an emphasis in Marketing, and a minor in Human Relations. Brittany carefully screens and vets our temporary nannies and matches them for temporary assignments and events.

Stephanie Ehlmann

Placement Coordinator,Permanent Division

A Pennsylvania native and a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree in Government and minored in Women and Gendered Studies. She works to screen and vet all nanny applicants and collaborates to help find them great new positions with our families.

Barbara G. Kline

Founder and President

Barbara has been helping DC families find outstanding nannies and childcare since 1985. Barbara has been featured as a leading nanny expert on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, CNN, NPR (All Things Considered) and on Fox as “Power Person of the Week.” She is a current board member of the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) and sits on their ethics committee. She is also a current member and former board member of the International Nanny Association (INA).

Richard Kline

Vice President

Richard handles the legal and financial side of White House Nannies and oversees all corporate partnerships and event staffing. A DC native, Richard has an undergraduate degree in real estate from American University and a law degree. Together with Barbara, he is the proud parent of two adult children.

To learn about how we can help you find the right nanny for your family, contact us today at (301) 654-1242.