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  • Dana Staser
    Dana Staser Consulting, LLC

    Dana Staser is an early care and education consultant for Head Start programs. Drawing upon her years of work in the field, she assists programs in training staff and leadership to increase effectiveness of the overall program. Her services include:

    • Creating professional development trainings or frameworks and materials for staff and leadership on a variety of topics.
    • Consulting with Head Start/Head Start agencies on projects that include assessing program systems effectiveness to increase efficiency in overall program implementation.
    • Providing programs with a Head Start Federal Review practice process that includes the interview experience and connecting Performance Standards to program activities.

    Website: www.danastaserconsulting.com

    Phone: 480-678-9465

  • Scott Samborski
    SDC Consultant

    Scott is experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of construction having worked over 35 years as a Real Estate Developer and General Contractor. Scott has also had the unique opportunity to serve as a leading consultant in respect to Head Start Facilities having served in various roles including his most recent position as a Real Properties Facilities consulting expert to the Office of Head Start. Scott understands all aspects of federal facilities including facility planning and funding applications (1303s), new construction and major remodels, federal interest, facility assessments, SF-429s, deviations and dispositions. Scott Samborski understands regulations when it comes to facilities!

    It is no secret that facility projects are complex; however, Scott believes that with the right support and consultation, grantees can experience success with any facility project, large or small, getting it right the first time! From consulting and building capacity at the federal level to providing direct support to local grantees with real property management, including expediting funding requests to compliance with federal regulations, Scott is positioned as a leader in the field of Head Start Facility Consultants to assist your organization with all your facility needs.

    Website: www.sdcbuild.com

    Phone:  970-379-0315

  • Katharine Mason, MPA
    Management Consultant/Trainer

    Katharine Mason is a management consultant and trainer who has dedicated her 30 year career to improving outcomes for vulnerable children and their families. With this passion as her foundation Katharine provides consultation and training services to Head Start administrators and Governing Bodies that support data-driven decision making, continuous improvement and compliance in a strategic, innovative and inclusive manner.

    With a Master Degree in Public Administration focusing in Management and Organizational Change, Katharine brings over a decade of experience as a senior leader at a large and innovative Head Start program to support Early Care and Education and Family Support programs to develop Strategic Plans, redesign administrative and procedural systems, prepare proposals, conduct internal assessments, and become ready for compliance reviews. Katharine is experienced in project management and establishing community collaborations to meet and enhance program outcomes. She is knowledgeable of Head Start Performance Standards and California Title V and XXII regulations, and has supported grantees in creating systems and policies that are compliant across all regulations. Katharine’s areas of expertise include Leadership, Program Design and Management, Governance, Child Safety, and Staff Wellness and Professional Development.

    Contact: kmason830@earthlink.net or (925) 852-4408

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