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The National Head Start Association is governed by a 49 member Board of Directors composed of the immediate past president and a Head Start director, staff, parent, and friend from each of the 12 Head Start regions. Current board members are listed below. Download a copy of the NHSA Bylaws.

D-Director, S-Staff, P-Parent, F-Friend

Region I

Marianne Miller (D)
Pauline Carlson (S)
Amber Champlin (P)
James (Jim) Houlares (F)

Region II

Ruth Neale (D)
Heather Martindale (S)
Mariana Lima (P)
Juel Molloy (F)

Region III

Paul Pittman (D)
Mary Beck (S)
Sherri Taylor (P)
Almeta Keys (F)

Region IV

Eloise McClinton (D)
Madine Cummings (S)
Andresea Jackson (P)
Deloris Johnson (F)

Region V

Debbie Beeler (D)
Becky Glasure (S)
Laura Meulemans (P)
Vanessa Rich (F)

Region VI

Alvin H. Jones (D)
Mary Rose Cox (S)
Vacant (P)
Kay Floyd (F)

Region VII

Kimberly Sill (D)
Tracey Mavis (S)
Jonna Burns (P)
Pamela LaFrenz (F)

Region VIII

Lauren Nordeen (D)
Linda Meredith (S)
Alla Kirilovich (P)
Renee Olson (F)

Region IX

Denyse Cardoza (D)
Rory Sipp (S)
Tameka Henry (P)
Wassy Tesfa (F)

Region X

Mark Lackey (D)
Ken Lyday (S)
Michelle Gury (P)
Sabena Vaughan (F) 

Region XI

Jacki Haight (D)
Patty Brown (S)
Vacant (P)
Char Schank (F)

Region XII

William Castellanos (D)
Ivette Galarza(S)
Gabriela Diaz(P)
Biz Steinberg (F)

Board Officers

Chairman
Vanessa Rich

Vice-Chairperson
Alvin Jones

Secretary
Mary Rose Cox

Treasurer
William Castellanos

Immediate Past Chairman (ex officio)
Ron Herndon

Assistant Secretary
Vacant

Parliamentarian
Tracey Mavis