SitterCentral Dallas Staff
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.
Gabrielle Kifer was born and raised in Chicago, IL and loves the Midwest. She loves interacting with people and being able to connect exceptional sitters with wonderful families. Gabrielle was a nanny for several years and loves working with children. She has a passion for creating positive relationships with children and making the memories last a lifetime.
Gabrielle is actively involved in volunteering, group sports, and loves to workout with Zumba classes being her favorite. Staying busy and enjoying everyday to the fullest is Gabrielle’s way of living and thinking. Gabrielle and her husband have an incredible son, Brody, born in late 2015. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Speech Communications.
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 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 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.
Social Meida Coordinator
Originally from the Sunshine State, Brie moved to Dallas in 2010 to attend SMU. Since graduating, she’s worked for Teach for America in Jacksonville, FL, a teen tour company in Southeast Asia and most recently moved back to Dallas to work for Southwest Airlines as a Social Media Specialist. Ever a kid-at-heart, Brie loves babysitting through Sitter Central and tutoring with Reading Partners at Burnet Elementary.
Aneesa Meherali was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She currently works at Cooper Clinic in Dallas as a exercise physiologist. She graduated from Texas Women’s University in 2014 with a kinesiology degree and a minor in biology. She is an American Heart Association (AHA) certified CPR Instructor. She teaches CPR for SitterCentral sitters and parent members.
Aneesa enjoys exercising and being outdoors, such as playing basketball, flag football, and volleyball. Besides that she also loves baking, anything from cakes to cookies to pies. She is a huge Dallas Mavericks and Dallas cowboys fan. If you are ready to get cpr certified sign up today!
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 daughter Hazel makes 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.
Chief 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!