Association Leadership

The Region 9 Head Start Association Board of Directors is comprised of representatives of four states – Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada – and individuals seated on the boards as friends. The board meets regularly, often attached to conferences and institutes. For a specific schedule of board meetings, contact the R9HSA office at (916) 259-0971 ext. 101 or email headstartr9@region9hsa.org

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS (2017-2019)

Wassy Tesfa, Chair
Pacific Clinics Head Start/Early Head Start

Tiffany Alston, Vice Chair
Sunrise Children’s Foundation

Jay Lerman, Treasurer
Consultant

Bill Donaldson, Secretary
Mindful Insurance Solutions, Inc.

Tameka Henry, Parliamentarian
Acelero Head Start, North Las Vegas

Denyse Cardoza, Ex-Officio
Placer Community Action Council/KidZKount

STATE REPRESENTATIVES

ARIZONA

Rosa Banuelos
City of Phoenix

Larry Campbell
Catholic Charities Community Services Head Start and Early Head Start

Amy Corriveau
City of Phoenix Head Start

Kim Pollins
Booker T. Washington Child Development Center, Inc.

Mindy Zapata
Southwest Human Development

CALIFORNIA

Rosalba Barragan
Neighborhood House Association

Denyse Cardoza
Placer Community Action Council/KidZKount

Damon Carson
Neighborhood House Association

Wassy Tesfa
Pacific Clinics Head Start/Early Head Start

Colleen Versteeg
Orange County Head Start

HAWAII and OUTER PACIFIC

Debbi Amaral
Maui Economic Opportunity

Stacy Brown
Family Support Services of West Hawaii

Carla Juarez
Parents and Children Together HS/EHS Oahu

Ben Naki
Parents and Children Together HS/EHS Oahu

Cedrick Ondra
Family Support Services of West Hawaii

Silvia Sharrar
Parents and Children Together HS/EHS Oahu

NEVADA

Tiffany Alston
Sunrise Children’s Foundation

Cassie Calstrom
Little People Head Start

Lori Cox
Head Start/Early Head Start of Northeastern Nevada

Tameka Henry
Acelero Clark County Head Start

Rory Sipp
Acelero Clark County Head Start

FRIENDS

Bill Donaldson
Mindful Insurance Solutions, Inc.

Jay Lerman
Consultant

Dave Scahill
The Discovery Source

R9HSA Board of Directors – 2018 Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference – Maui, HI

 

The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.


The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.

Contact Us

1225 8th Street, Suite 342
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-259-0971
headstartr9@region9hsa.org

Contact

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Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada

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