Larry Campbell

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As a human rights advocate, Larry deeply cares for people.  He has dedicated his professional career defending the dignity of all persons regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, income, or any other status.  He believes strongly that every family is worthy to receive parenting supports that empower them to raise children to their full potential and to love unconditionally.

To this end Larry has served Head Start families for 15 years in the capacity of senor management and executive director roles.  “One of my greatest joys throughout my Head Start career was working with families in policy council,” affirms Larry.  He found it incredibly rewarding to see parents, guardians, grandparents, or other caring family units dedicate themselves to advocacy and learning transparent governance practices.

Prior to coming to Head Start Larry worked on federally funded Ryan White grants that provide HIV care and treatment services to low-income people with HIV/AIDS who are uninsured or underserved. In this capacity Larry did outreach to high-risk population groups, conducting HIV testing and linking HIV positive persons to case management services.

Throughout the 1990’s Larry spent 10 years working oversees in Argentina, South America where he provided faith and hope to vulnerable families and children living in poverty and in need of spiritual resources.

Larry has had the privilege to serve on the Region 9 Head Start Association Board of Directors since 2017 and currently serves as the Treasurer on the Executive Team.  Understanding the demanding work required to run a great Head Start program and with a strong passion to help Directors, Larry began consulting and organizational development coaching in 2019 helping them build strong leadership teams.

Following his graduate master’s program, he continues investing in his personal and professional development.  Larry is a graduate of the UCLA Fellows Program, holds three professional certifications from the Certified Coaches Alliance, and a certificate from Cornell University in Change Management.

Married, he and his wife reside in Phoenix, Arizona along with their three adult children.  Larry has four grandchildren under the age of three.  “I loved parenting my children, but I never imagined the tender spot in my heart that grandchildren would fill with joy,” reveals Larry.

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