Board of Directors

The Minnesota Head Start Association is governed by an elected Board of Directors. 

Board members are elected their respective affiliate group; Directors, Staff and Parents.  Directors and Staff board members are elected for 2 year terms, and Parents are elected for 1 year terms. 

In addition to elected members, there are currently two Friend Affiliate members and two Ad Hoc members of the Board of Directors.  Of the Ad Hoc members, one is the accountant that currently provides fiscal management /oversight. 

Within the Board we maintain elected Officer positions:  Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer.  With the addition of the accountant from our fiscal management, this makes up our Executive Committee of the Board.  This group can make decisions on behalf of the Board as a whole.

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTORS
Kraig Gratke 
Lakes & Pines CAP 
Chairperson
D’Anne Johnson      
Inter-County Community Council 
Secretary
Sandy Simar
Families First MN
STAFF
Gaylene Spolarich
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Vice Chairperson
Tiffany McKinnon
Lakes & Prairies CAP    
Judy Baker
PICA Head Start
PARENTS
Rebecca Calvin  Juanita Wilkes  April Menk
FRIENDS
Cherry Brouwer
Treasurer
Dennis DeMers
AD HOC
Jane HantenJason Carlson