R9HSA Training Partners

The Region 9 Head Start Association is pleased to recommend independent consultants who provide Head Start program operators, managers, teachers and staff with quality training and other services.



Steve Erwin
Provides over 40 years of promotion, education and advocacy for young children and their families. More

John R. Gunnarson
Provides professional development in workshop and the class setting for Head Start and Early Head Start teachers. More

Kristen Hayes
Provides management consultation, training and grant-writing services for Head Start grantees. More

Rick Mockler

Provides management consultation to Head Start programs on performance measurement, data use and quality improvement systems. More

Zoe Sameth

Provides a blend of creative and practical approaches to help her clients cultivate more awareness, connection, resilience and joy. More

Darci Smith

Provides leadership, group facilitation and strategic planning to boards and staff of local, regional and statewide nonprofit organizations. More

Jerry Parr

Provides his expertise in Head Start Performance Standards and Compliance Monitoring to Head Start grantees, and others. More



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



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