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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 representative from each of the 12 Head Start regions. Current board members are listed below. Download a copy of the NHSA Bylaws.

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

Region I

Marianne Miller (D)
Dianne Farrar (S)
Robyn Giragosian (P)
James (Jim) Houlares (F)

Region II

Ruth Neale (D)
Heather Martindale (S)
Johnny Vega Perez (P)
Juel T.R. Molloy (F)

Region III

Jennifer Branch (D)
Vacant (S)
Vacant (P)
Blair Hyatt (F)

Region IV

Eloise McClinton (D)
David Theroith (S)
Berekia LaFaille (P)
David White (F)

Region V

Debbie Beeler (D)
Debra Wege (S)
Aaron Dorsey (P)
Dennis DeMers (F)

Region VI

Jerry Adair (D)
Mary Rose Cox (S)
Vacant (P)
Kay Floyd (F)

Region VII

Kimberly Sill (D)
Terry Wilson (S)
Jonna Burns (P)
Pamela La Frenz (F)

Region VIII

Vicki Lowry (D)
Linda Meredith (S)
Vacant (P)
Renee Olson (F)

Region IX

Damon Carson (D)
Denyse Cardoza (S)
Lietzah Daniel (P)
Jay Lerman (F)

Region X

Mark Lackey (D)
Teresa Weadick (S)
Dasia Collins (P)
Sabena Vaughan (F) 

Region XI

Lee Turney (D)
Jennifer Oatman (S)
Vacant (P)
Teri Stringer (F)

Region XII

William Castellanos (D)
Ivette Galarza (S)
Teresa Luque (P)
Biz Steinberg (F)



Board Officers

Ivette Galarza

Vice Chairman
Damon Carson

Marianne Miller 

William Castellanos

Immediate Past Chairman (Ex-Officio)
Ronald Herndon

Executive Director
Yasmina S. Vinci

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