Natalie Alvarez has been with the Greater Phoenix Urban League (GPUL) for over 25 years and is now the Chief Operating Officer. She has dedicated her career to working with children and families; the GPUL provides one of the largest Head Start programs in the city of Phoenix, providing services to ...read more
Bill’s career started in Seattle in the early 80’s in business banking, with specialized training from the American Institute of Banking (AIB) and a finance degree from Columbia Pacific University. Shortly after, Bill started volunteering in the community with United States Triathlon Series and a few years later, with ...read more
Wassy Tesfa, Executive Director of Pacific Clinics Head Start in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Tesfa is the longest standing Chair of the Region 9 Head Start Association. Under her leadership, Region 9 Head Start Association has grown from a voluntary lead organization with one annual event, to a high impact community ...read more
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 ...read more
Colleen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Studies and Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Design. She possesses more than 19 years of experience in leading, evaluating, restructuring, and providing professional development opportunities to Early Childhood Education programs across the nation. As a Board Member for both ...read more
I have been to management workshops, not leadership training. This has totally changed my perspective and encouraged me to propel forward in developing my skills.
I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of the Region 9 Head Start Association’s Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship helped me get one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a Head Start Director.
I took part in The disproportionate impact of COVID 19, and how to provide “real” support for black/brown children and families and I just want to say this was an amazing webinar. I hope we can look forward to further conversation on this topic.
Thank you so much for making events like this! I really enjoyed and learned so much teaching strategies to implement STEM in the classroom.
The HR Network was an excellent opportunity to network and learn the best practices from other HR professionals within Head Start programs. You will be amazed by the level of talent and experience of the participants.
The Summer Camp training was powerful and inspiring! Each presenter was very engaging, it’s hard to even pick a favorite session!
The Leadership Challenge training was very relevant to my work as a Head Start leader! Great facilitation; stayed with the program yet allowed time for individual and small group reflections.
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