Board of Directors

Esmirna Valencia, Ed.D

President
Esmirna Valencia, Ed.D (2016-2018)
Riverside County Office of Education
3939 Thirteenth Street P.O. Box 868
Riverside, CA 92502
(951) 826-6617
evalencia@rcoe.us


Colleen Versteeg Vice President
Colleen Versteeg (2016-2018)
Orange County Head Start Inc.
2501 S. Pullman Street Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 241-8920
colleen.versteeg@ochsinc.org


Denise LeeSecretary
Denise Lee (2016-2018)
Sacramento Employment & Training Agency, Children & Family Services Department
925 Del Paso Boulevard, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-3916
denise.lee@seta.net


Brian HeeseTreasurer
Brian Heese (2016-2018)
Northern California Child Development Inc.
220 Sycamore St. Suite 200
Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 529-1500
bheese@nccdi.com


Pamm ShawPast President
Pamm Shaw (2016-2018)
YMCA of the Central Bay Area, Early Childhood Services
2009 Tenth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 848-9092
pshaw@ymca-cba.org

Cluster Representatives

Cluster I
Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino
Alethea Arguilez
(2017 - 2019)
MAAC Project Head Start/Early Head Start
aarguilez@maacproject.org
Diana Alexander
(Alternate) (2017 - 2019)
San Bernardino County Preschool Services Dept.
diana.alexander@psd.sbcounty.gov
Cluster II
Los Angeles Co. Office of Education (LACOE) Grantee and Delegates

Keesha Woods
(2017 - 2019)
Los Angeles County Office of Education
woods_keesha@lacoe.edu

Laurel Parker
(Alternate) (2017 - 2019)
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
lparker@nlmusd.org
Cluster III
Los Angeles County Grantees

Stacey Scarborough
(2017 - 2019)
Venice Family Clinic
sscarborough@mednet.ucla.edu

Delia Vicente
(Alternate) (2017 - 2019)
UCLA Early Head Start
dvicente@mednet.ucla.edu
Cluster IV
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Asael Picasso
(2017 - 2019)
Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc
apicasso@capslo.org

Lorraine Neenan
(Alternate)(2017 - 2019)
Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County
lneenan@cacsb.com
Cluster V
Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz

Camilla Rand
(2017 - 2019)
Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department
crand@ehsd.cccounty.us

Ana Trujillo
(Alternate) (2017 - 2019)
Santa Clara County Office of Education
ana_trujillo@sccoe.org
Cluster VI
Amador/Tuolumne, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo-Mono, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare
Yolanda Gonzales
(2017 - 2019)
Community Action Partnership of Kern
ygonzale@capk.org

Sheila Neal
(Alternate) (2017 - 2019)
The Resource Connection
sneal@trcac.org

Cluster VII
Humboldt/Del Norte, Lake Mendocino, Marin, Napa/Solano, Sonoma

Debbie Peralez
(2017 - 2019)
Child Start Inc./Napa-Solano Head Start
dperalez@childstartinc.org

Lisa Grocott
(Alternate) (2017 - 2019)
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
lgrocott@capsonoma.org

Cluster VIII
Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas/Sierra, Shasta, Siskiyu, Tehama, Yuba/Sutter

Carla Clark
(2017 - 2019)
Shasta Head Start
e-d@shskids.org

Jodie Keller
(Alternate) (2017 - 2019)
E-Center
jkeller@ecenter.org
Cluster IX
El Dorado, Placer/Nevada, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Yolo

Edenausegboye Davis
(2017 - 2019)
WCIC /Playmate Child Development Center
edavis@usfca.edu

Tabitha Thompson
(Alternate) (2017 - 2019)
Twin Rivers USD
tabitha.thompson@twinriversusd.org
Tribal Head Start Representative

 

 
Migrant Head Start Representatives

Mattie Mendez
(2017 - 2019)
Community Action Partnership of Madera County
mmendez@maderacap.org

Jenny Pettit
(2017 - 2019)
Central California Migrant Head Start
jpettit@stancoe.org

Staff Representatives


 

 

Parent Representative

 

 

 

Friend Representative

 


Board Resources


Board Liaisons

Federal Liaison

Jan Len
Regional Program Manager
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Head Start - Region IX
90 - 7th Street, Ninth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103-6710
(415) 437-8447
(415) 437-8438 fax
jan.len@acf.hhs.gov

State Liaison

Stephanie Myers
Consultant/CHSSCO Coordinator
California Department of Education/
Child Development Division
California Head Start
State Collaboration Office
1430 N Street, Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-9727
(916) 323-6853 fax
smyers@cde.ca.gov

Region 9 Head Start Association Liaison

Denyse Cardoza
President, Region IX Head Start Association
Executive Director, KidZKount: Placer Community Action Council, Inc.
dcardoza@pcac-inc.org