NHSA Board of Directors

NHSA is governed by a 49-member Board of Directors composed of the immediate past president and a Head Start director (D), staff (S), parent (P), and friend (F) representative from each of the 12 Head Start regions. Current board members are listed below.

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Chairwoman - Linda Meredith

Linda Meredith

Kimberly Sill


Kimberly Sill

Treasurer - David White

David White

Past Chairman - Damon Carson

Past Chairman
Damon Carson

Executive Director - Yasmina Vinci

Executive Director
Yasmina Vinci

Region I

Mary Varr (D)
Marianne Bouthilette (S)
Katya Salamatina (P)
Nicole Taxiltaridis (F)

Region II

Reva Gershen-Lowy (D)
Vacant (S)
Vacant (P)
Maureen Moorehead (F)

Region III

Karen Browning (D)
Katie Quigley (S)
Dr. Jessica Spradley (P)
Dawn Ault (F)

Region IV

Eloise McClinton (D)
Dorothy Foster, Ed.D. (S)
Maria Boykin (P)
David White (F)

Region V

Kathy Fudge-White (D)
Deb Wege (S)
Holly Unger (P)
Rico Alexander (F)

Region VI

Gloria Lopez (D)
Vacant (S)
Vacant (P)
Jackie Govan (F)

Region VII

Kimberly Sill (D)
Christie Ference (S)
Jessica Johnson (P)
Pam LaFrenz (F)

Region VIII

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

Region IX

Yolanda Gonzales (D)
Denyse Cardoza (S)
Michael Jenkins (P)
Larry Campbell (F)

Region X

Mark Lackey (D)
Monique English (S)
Karey Perkins (P)
Vacant (F)

Region XI

Melissa Harris (D)
Jennifer Oatman (S)
Vacant (P)
Kathleen Sando (F)

Region XII

Lourdes Villanueva (D)
Karelia Harding (S)
Adriana Villanueva (P)
Vacant (F)