816.550.6388

Board of Directors


Linda Bleything, MO
Director, President

Kim Sill, KS
Director, Vice President*

Deb Ross, NE
Director, Treasurer


Pam La Frenz, MO
Friend, Secretary*

Tonya Weber, IA
Director

Bob Russell, DDS, MPH, IA
Friend


OPEN, IA
Parent, Board Member

Julie Lang, IA
Staff Representative

Terry Wilson, KS
Staff, Board Member*


Sierra Moussa, KS
Parent

Sandy Patchen, KS
Friend, Board Member

Jonna Burns, MO
Parent, Board Member*


Christie Ference, NE
Staff

Arizona Brooks, NE
Friend, Board Member

 

 

 

R7HSA Ex-Officio Board Members


Mike Baugher
Director of Executive Services, R7HSA

Joan Luebbers
Nebraska Head Start State Collaboration Office

Ashley Otte
Iowa Head Start Association


Tom Rendon
Iowa State Collaboration Project

Peggy Kelly, Executive Director
Kansas Head Start Association

Kim Kennedy
Kansas Head Start Collaboration Office Director


Tina Bernskoetter, Executive Director
Missouri Head Start Association

Stacey Owsley Wright
Missouri Head Start State Collaboration Office

Clarence Small, M.ED, Regional Program Manager (RPM)


Linda Benoit, Region VII Head Start
Training/Technical Assistance Coordinator 

 

*R7HSA – NHSA Representative

 

R7HSA pays tribute to the memory of Tracey Mavis who passed away in March of this year.
Tracey was a past board member of the Iowa Head Start Association and served as a IHSA Representative to the Regional Board from 2009-2015. During her tenure on the R7HSA Board, Tracey served as Vice President and R7HSA Representative to NHSA where she served as Parliamentarian. Tracey was formerly with the Matura Head Start Program. She was a past Head Start parent who was passionate in her service to children and families.

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