Who We Are

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 the current board President of the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) and was formerly the Chair of 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.

Gillian Kline Reiman

Director of Strategic Development

Gillian joined the family business after a decade of experience working in Business Strategy and Account Planning for top advertising and marketing firms in NYC, including award-winning global communications company M Booth. As part of the WHN team, Gillian is focused on building strategic partnerships, community outreach, and expanding existing programs. As a new mother of identical twins, Gillian understands the anxiety associated with making those first and most important hires. Gillian is a native Washingtonian and attended the Potomac School and St. Andrew’s. She is a graduate of Tufts University.

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.

Stephanie Ehlmann

Senior Placement Associate, 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.

Molly White

Staffing Coordinator, Temporary Division

Molly works to connect clients looking for short term, temporary care with one of our fully screened and highly-qualified nannies working in our temp division. A local to the DMV, she graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross. She received her undergraduate degree in Business and Psychology from Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, Ind. 

Julie Minsinga

Recruitment Coordinator

Julie works to screen, vet, and process all Temporary Division nanny candidates. She is often the main point of contact for candidates throughout their onboarding process. Julie also assists in matching caregivers to clients seeking temporary care. Julie is a graduate of Penn State University where she earned her degree in International Relations.

Kim Gasing

Onboarding Specialist

Kim brings years of experience in talent acquisition and onboarding management to White House Nannies. In her role as Onboarding Specialist, Kim ensures that caregivers working in our Temporary Division are processed in a timely fashion and receive training around WHN’s processes and policies. Clients may also have the opportunity to speak with Kim, as she helps manage our on-call/emergency request phone line. Kim has her BA in nursing and is proud mother of one sweet little boy.

Chele Ricarte

Recruiting Assistant

Chele is the warm voice many candidates hear when they first interview with White House Nannies. She helps lead recruiting and initial screening efforts across both our Permanent and Temporary divisions. Originally from Iligan City in the Philippines, Chele has her BA in Behavioral Sciences, and brings years of recruitment and talent acquisition experience to WHN.

Michelle Sorensen

Screening Specialist

Michelle has been with White House Nannies for over a decade. She assists with screening and vetting candidates across our Permanent and Temporary Divisions. Michelle has a BS in International Business and is the mother of two active children.

Allyssa Rivera

Staffing/Onboarding Specialist

Drawing on her background in providing exceptional customer service and creating tailored training programs, Allyssa serves as our Temporary Division’s Onboarding and Staffing Specialist. She helps thoughtfully match clients in need of occasional care with the most suitable caregivers, conducts caregiver orientations, and helps manage the on-call phone. Allyssa graduated with a degree in Mass Communication with academic distinction.

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