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.


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

Sheryl White, Psy.D.

Dr. White, a cultural psychologist and organization development consultant, brings over 25 years of experience.  Since 2008, she has been an executive leader at the Neighborhood House Association, one of San Diego county’s largest multi-purpose human services agencies. 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.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

Contact Us

2131 Capitol Avenue, Suite 307
Sacramento, CA 95816



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