SitterCentral Dallas Staff

About SitterCentral Dallas

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SitterCentral Dallas (SCD) was launched in 2007 and has grown into a company serving more than 350 families in 2014. It’s hard to believe in 2013 we gave 400+ sitters on average 600 babysitting jobs a week. SCD provides great job opportunities for the many students attending numerous colleges in the Dallas Metroplex. SCD loves helping busy families connect with great sitters!

SCD believes in giving back to the community. By hosting educational and fun events for parents and children, as well as, volunteering and providing sitters for community events such as the Westminster Spring Carnival, U.P.P.A. Halloween Party, Temple Emanu-EL Carnival, and the St. Jude's 'Notes of Hope' event. We also help at local PTA meetings and other neighborhood and social events. In 2012, SCD began hosting a Parent Lecture Series with educational speakers from our community with topics such as nutritious meal ideas, great breakfast and snack ideas for busy families, effective parenting strategies and educational activities for children of all ages.

SCD is committed to providing convenience, customer service and a peace mind for all of our busy parents and sitters.

Betty Rose Devers Director of Operations

Betty Rose Devers is originally from Helena, Arkansas in the Mississippi River Delta, which is sometimes called the “most southern place on earth.” She moved to Dallas in 1988. Betty Rose studied Business Management and Accounting at the University of Arkansas. She was an Executive Recruiter for ten years; a Wellness Center Manager; and her corporate work life includes management/ownership in the utility industry and manufacturing. She has also been an active Business Consultant for over 20 years.

Betty Rose grew up in a large, busy, bustling family and learned to care for children and the extended family early in her life. She learned that patience, persistence and dedication will solve problems. She loves cooking with her family and has a passion for horticulture and gardening.


Allie GerushSite Coordinator

Allie Gerush is from Dallas, Texas, and attended Ursuline Academy of Dallas. Upon graduation, Allie ventured to the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated a semester early with her Bachelors in Communication and a minor in Spanish. She has volunteered at the Head Start Program as well as tutored children after school.

Allie started working for SitterCentral remotely back when she was in college, and has continued after moving back to Dallas. Allie has a passion for reading, and worked at Barnes and Noble for three years in high school and college. She is also very fond of pets, travelling, and of course finding awesome childcare for you and your family.


Amanda Vance - SchimmelSite Coordinator

Amanda Vance - Schimmel is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Dallas in February 2011. She graduated from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a Minor in Chemistry and Sociology. She is currently living in St. Louis attending U.M.S.L. completing her Masters in Psychology. Upon completion of her masters, she will be working on her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology.

Amanda started working with children while in high school when she became a lifeguard and swim instructor. She has been teaching swim lessons for 9 years. While living in Dallas Amanda worked as a nanny for two families and a babysitter for multiple families through SitterCentral Dallas.  She was on the all-girl cheerleading squad at Lindenwood University for 3 years. She also taught cheerleading skills to many young girls. Amanda enjoys being around children and is passionate about teaching children new skills.


Missy  Heusinger Placement Advisor

Missy Heusinger is originally from San Francisco, California.  She studied Psychology and Early Childhood Development at Davidson College and received her Master of Business Administration from Emory University.  She has been involved in recruiting for over 17 years and has also worked as a consultant across industries including: banking, healthcare, insurance and technology.  She currently also teaches and trains candidates on their career paths at the graduate school level.

While Missy was growing up, she worked as a lifeguard/swim instructor, camp counselor and a first grade teacher for inner city schools.  She has welcomed many nannies into her own home for her family and understands the importance of finding a great match on behalf of both the caregiver and the family.  She loves baking and creating art projects with her two daughters.



Tonya Bilodeau Membership

Tonya is from a one stop light town nestled in the Finger Lakes of upstate NY.  She attended SUNY Geneseo where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Special Ed K-12 and Elementary Education pre K-6th

After teaching special education for two years in New York and two years in Georgia she relocated to Dallas to work as a professional nanny. Tonya worked as a professional nanny for 8 years where she wore many hats.  Tonya acted as a house manager, personal assistant and chef.

Tonya is very crafty and loves DIY projects and is an avid knitter.  Tonya is an active member of the Junior league of Dallas.  She also enjoys cooking and entertaining.  She just recently gave birth to her first child a little baby boy named Greyson.  

Jen Sanders

Camille BettsSocial Media Coordinator

Camille Betts was born and raised in Plano, Texas. She moved to Dallas to attend Dallas Baptist University. She is a Communications Study major minoring in Entrepreneurship with a focus on Marketing. She is passionate about creating a positive environment for those around her and loves to travel, play volleyball, and do pilates.

Camille has been a nanny for multiple families since high school and loves working with children. She is currently a mentor to a sweet first grade boy. Their favorite pastime is to talk about dinosaurs and color together.


Crystal Martinez

Crystal MartinezCPR Instructor


Crystal Martinez was born In Dallas and raised in Garland, Texas. She currently works for Garland ISD teaching in their Career Technology and Education/Health Science Technology Department as well as, around DFW/Central Texas providing CPR training and Certification. She has been teaching for 8 years but has been in the healthcare field for over 23 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy Technician. She holds 2 associate degrees and graduated from Texas Women’s University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and is currently working on her Masters of Science in Forensic Science from the University of Florida. She is an American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross and ASHI certified CPR Instructor. She teaches CPR for SitterCentral's staff, sitters and parent members.

Crystal enjoys reading books, teaching, doing makeup, traveling and learning new things! As a true Texan she loves all things football and enjoys watching Baseball as well! She is a huge Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys fan. HUGE!

If you are ready to get cpr certified sign up today!

Laura Vari

Laura Vari Lead Graphic/Web Designer

Laura Vari resides in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and has been a part of the SitterCentral team since conception. She has worked extensively on the creation of SitterCentral’s brand identity, marketing materials and website design.

Laura works from her home office where she mastering the art of balancing work and family. Her 2 daughters Hazel and Mira make sure she takes plenty of work breaks so they may go to the park or silly dance around their living room. In her spare time, Laura enjoys working out, cooking, painting and watching "The Office" episodes over and over with her husband.

Rachel Logan Visit for more information about Swim Lessons.

Rachel LoganChief Executive Officer

I enjoy children - their innocent joys, their energy and laughter, as well as their amusing viewpoints on life! I love being able to positively influence a child’s growth, development, and happiness. Making a difference in just one child’s life is priceless - and a privilege.

As a babysitter since the age of 12, I have a personal understanding of the importance of finding a consistent, caring, and responsible sitter to care for your children while you are away from home. After all, your children are your greatest gift and finding a suitable substitute caregiver is one of the most difficult challenges for a parent.

A Chicago native, I moved to Dallas to finish a double degree in Child Psychology and Business Administration at Southern Methodist University. While there, I was able to accept some babysitting jobs for families who lived near campus. The biggest problem was turning down jobs due to scheduling conflicts. I heard from many other students who were experiencing the same difficulties. I was inspired to create a win-win solution for both students and families. From that desire, SitterCentral Dallas was launched - a web based network that matches qualified sitters with local families. Parents have the peace of mind knowing an experienced sitter will show up on time to care for their child(ren), and sitters know that they will be working for great families.

This unique concept has proven to meet the needs of both the parent and the sitter. It is my desire to enable other cities to benefit from the huge success experienced in Dallas. Franchising opportunities are now available in other cities across the country as we seek to positively influence young lives, assist parents by ensuring availability of qualified sitters, and encourage young people to find satisfying jobs and careers in the area of child development. I hope you enjoy using this site as much as I have enjoyed creating it for you!