Governing Bodies

Board of Directors

2016 Board of Directors
Board of Directors (front row, left to right) are Joyce Kornegay, Grettel Huber, Donzell Harmon, Carroll Shannon, and Leslie Lee, Vice Chairperson; and (back row, left to right) Jeff Benatti, Executive Director, Eric DeFeo, J.D. Lee, Chairperson, Bill Brady and Anthony Longo. Not Pictured are Marty Carlino, Donald Goldberg, Faith Mwaura, Secretary and Michael Mood, Treasurer.

New Castle County Head Start, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board of Directors serves as the governing body and oversees strategic planning, fiscal management, funding allocations and program policies.

The membership of the board consists of the Executive Director, serving in a non-voting capacity, and 12 to 20 elected members. The board is responsible for recruiting and selecting its members. A service term is three years, and a member can serve consecutive terms. If you would like more information about serving on New Castle County Head Start, Inc.’s Board of Directors, please contact Executive Director, Jeffrey Benatti at 302-452-1500.

New Castle County Head Start, Inc. would like to thank and recognize current and past board members for their dedication and service to the program.

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Board of Directors
J.D. Lee, Chairperson Bill Brady Donzell Harmon
Leslie Lee, Vice Chairperson Marty Carlino Grettel Huber
Faith Mwaura, Secretary Eric J. DeFeo Joyce Kornegay
Michael Mood, Treasurer Donald Goldberg Anthony Longo
    Carroll Shannon
     

 

Past Board of Directors
Haile Alford Teri Guidi Patricia Moran Chuff
Patricia Blevins Louis Hering George Meldrum
Lynn Buchanan Peter Horty Cheryl Moustafa
Loretta Coney-Smith Phil Hough Mary Proctor
Ethel Cooper Johnetta Huggins Gina Ridgeway
Phyllis Davis Glover Jones Kristen Robertson
Murray Dingwall Tanya Kerns Tamara Sampson
Joseph deJuliis Stephanie Kinder Rosemary Truitt
Judith Fisher Robert Kwapinski Todd Veale
Kym Fisher Sheila Leary Angie Watts
Susan Fisher Dan Losco Marilyn Whittington
Dr. P. Francisco Dr. Frank Matthews Kevin Young
Crystal Gillis Phyllis Barnes Randy Roberts
David Facciolo Maria Staman  

Policy Council

The Policy Council is the parent governing body of the organization. The Policy Council works closely with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to establish policies and practices related to the program.

Current parents at each center choose Policy Council members through the Center Parent Committee. Once elected by the committee, the parents serve as members of the Policy Council. The Policy Council may select Community Representatives, e.g., non-current parent members, to serve on the council. All service terms are for one year with a three-year-lifetime limit. New Policy Council members receive an extensive orientation prior to beginning their terms.

New Castle County Head Start, Inc. would like to thank the Policy Council members for their time and service to the program.

2016-2017 Policy Council Members
Rogelio Mercado Lataoya Snow Maggie Evans
Carmen Gillot Crystal Jackson Emma Ebale
Benjamin Waters Alison Mendez Najah Lawrence
Nadirah Saunders Cecilia Barry Ana Garcia
Lizeth Flores-Nunez Lucia Ortiz Oriana Rodrigues Abreu
Edwina Matthews Martha Hernandez Jessica Sandoval
Tuesday Banner Traci Faust Yinka Shomide
Gerald Hughes Jacqueline Charmane  

Advisory Committees

New Castle County Head Start, Inc. maintains Advisory Committees in the areas of Early Childhood Development & Education, Health and Family & Community Partnerships. The committees consist of parent representatives from each of the centers and professionals from the community who are knowledgeable in the program areas.

The advisory members work closely with the agency’s program coordinators in planning and evaluating the Head Start services. The committees meet three times per program year. If you would like more information about serving on New Castle County Head Start, Inc.’s Advisory Committees, please contact a program coordinator at the Administrative Office by calling 302-452-1500.

New Castle County Head Start, Inc. would like to thank the Advisory Committee members for their time and service to the program.

2016-2017 Advisory  Members
Jim Thornton    
Amy Harter    
Carol Moore    
Pamela Denney Griffiths    
Jeri Turner    
Karen Kozlowski    
Onesimus Al-Amin    
Amber Shelton