2023 Annual Conference

Conference Speakers

Sarah Salisbury

2023 INA Nanny Speaker - Sarah Salsbury
Sarah Salisbury has been a nanny for 17 years in the Central New York area! She started as a Mother’s Helper for a neighbor when she was ten years old, and those children, now adults with children of their own, still remember her and the fun they had together! Sarah is a passionate, dedicated nanny and she is so honored and proud to share her knowledge with others! Sarah is married to her wonderful husband, Eric and they have a thirteen-year daughter who is the light of their lives! In her free time Sarah likes to hike, practice her photography skills, do genealogy, and read!

Watch the Meet the Speakers Feature with Sarah.


When The Pieces Don’t Fit: Modifying Activities To Fit Your Needs

We all know that children learn best through play. What can be difficult for many nannies is the planning process and choosing of these play activities. Planning can sound hard and time consuming and choosing the activities can be overwhelming. Even more frustrating at times, a nanny will find a great activity, but it’s meant for children at a different developmental level than the children in their care. In this workshop session, Heidi and Sarah will go over practical planning, choosing activities and most importantly how to modify activities to fit the needs of the children in their care. Whether it’s taking an activity and stripping it down completely or modifying the same activity to fit the needs of multiple children at multiple stages, this is an important skill for nannies to have in their toolbox and this is what we will explore in depth during this presentation.

Meet your 2023 INA Conference Speakers!

Nash Fung

Keynote Speaker

Fuel Your Curiosity. The magic behind innovative thinking

The message is simple yet powerful: “Curiosity Matters”! Because being innovative is born from having the curiosity to: Explore what ifs, welcome new ideas, and take action. In this entertaining keynote weaving magic, engaging stories and interactive exercises, Nash will teach your team how to harness their curiosity to enhance their innovative thinking so they can create more impactful ideas together.

Pauline Thimas

Lindsey Taggart

Annie Duguid

Takita Tunstall

Brooke Weglarz

Lauren Holgate

Tassecia Simpson Little

Angela Johnson

Ryan Jordan

Jennifer Hassett

Franny Wood

Stefanie Hudgins

Wendy Sjaardema

Christine Lasser

Jacqueline Sutton

Chelsea Klassen

Shenandoah Davis

Cynthia Wilkinson

Tamara C. Gardner

Kenda Horst

Rachel Lawrence

Rachael Lubin

Karen Sheean

Elizabeth Agrapidis

Stephanie Bauchum

Danielle Bunjak

Diamond Knights

Janet Rose

Cortney Gibson

Ali Klika

Kim Brown

Courtnee Jones

Carrie Bland

Greta Schraer

Maria Gianfilippo

Kavita Sawh

Sarah Salisbury

Heidi Joline

Aakash Goel

Jill Getto Lee

Sheryl Mays

Reagan Fulton

Alicia Amerson

Danielle Sadler

Michelle LaRowe