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Christopher Maricle Executive Director
916-444-7760 ext. 105
As Executive Director, Christopher provides oversight and management to the day-to-day operations of the Association. He is responsible for leading policy advocacy and liaison work, guiding training and development activities and fostering relationships among Head Start agencies.
Paula Carrino, IT & Project Manager
916-444-7760 ext. 104
As IT and Project Manager, Paula implements specific projects in support of CHSA's mission and goals and responsible for grant funded project activities and contract obligations, Association web sites and electronic communications.
Christine Feenstra, Professional Development Manager
916-444-7760 ext. 102
As the Professional Development Manager, Christine is responsible for leading and expanding all aspects of CHSA’s conferences and learning programs, and directs all aspects of logistical planning for CHSA learning events.
Joe Franklin, Accounts and Benefits Manager
916-444-7760 ext. 103
As Accounts and Benefits Manager, Joe is responsible for accounting/bookkeeping and human resources.
Brianna Hollingsworth, Office and Events Coordinator
916-444-7760 ext. 106
As Office and Events Coordinator, Brianna is responsible for supporting CHSA staff with their respective duties, office management, and assisting the Professional Development Manager with logistical planning for CHSA events.
Kelsey Howard, Business Development Manager
916-444-7760 ext. 107
As the Business Development Manager, Kelsey is responsible for leading and developing CHSA’s membership and corporate partner programs.
John Berndt, L.C.S.W.- State Coordinator, Family Development Credential Program
As State Coordinator of the California Family Development Credential Program, John works with agencies to train and certify their family service workers through a program that takes a strength-based approach to working with families and focuses on empowerment rather than crisis intervention.
Donna Sneeringer, Governmental Relations Consultant
Donna guides CHSA’s legislative strategy, through a partnership with the Child Care Resource Center.
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