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

Ronald Mah
Provides practical yet conceptually sound trainings in the areas of children’s behaviors, child development, staff wellness, among other topics.  More

Rick Mockler

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

Kati Vaughn

Provides coaching and professional learning experience for teacher and school leaders to sustain and develop the powerful impact of hard-working educators. 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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