Role of the Governing Body
The Head Start Grantee for Black Hawk, Buchanan and Grundy Counties is Tri-County Child and Family Development Council, Inc. This is the governing body. As stewards of their organization, the Head Start governing body must actively participate in a strategic planning process with the policy group, program staff, and other community organizations. This process includes determining the program’s philosophy, developing long-and-short range goals and objectives, and securing adequate resources for the agency to implement its goals and fulfill the mission. The governing body has the legal and fiduciary responsibilities for the Head Start grant. They must oversee the integrity of the program and assure fiscal oversight including internal controls.
Our Board of Directors:
Megan Lostroh – Board Chair, Parent of a special needs child Linda Nielsen – Auditor, University of Northern Iowa Mike Prideaux – Black Hawk County Health Department Jean Richardson – Retired Elementary School Teacher Charletta Sudduth – Early Childhood Coordinator, Waterloo Community Schools Sandra Kahler – Registered Nurse MA, Allen Women’s Health Center Angela Montgomery – Waterloo Community Schools, former Head Start parent and Policy Council President Pauline Harding – Retired Professor-Communication Department Sue Burnett– Director of WIC Program Operation Threshold Christopher Tims – Middle School Teacher, Waterloo Community Schools-Dr. Gaëtane Jean-Marie, Ph.D. – Dean and Richard O. Jacobson Endowed Chair of Leadership in Education Professor of Educational Leadership College of Education University of Northern Iowa Dr. Harrison E. Cass, Jr – Cass & Company