2021-2022 Board of Directors 

The Virginia Head Start Association is excited to introduce Alison Noble, MSW, our new Board President as of October 2020. 

Alison was the coordinator for Smart Beginnings Crater for four years and has been the Director of Smart Beginnings Southeast for four years. She serves the communities of Sussex, Surry, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Prince George. She has a Master’s Degree in Systems Level Social Work from VCU meaning she loves to coordinate different services, programs and activities for families and children. She also sits on the Parents as Teachers home visiting advisory board, The Southside Trauma Informed Care Network Planning Committee, The Improvement Association Head Start Education Committee, and the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Programing Board. With her dedication and expertise we know we are in good hands!

Name Region Category
Alison Noble   President
Joe Lacey NE Treasurer
Kathy Channell NE Community
Isha Barrie NE Director
Mariela Gonzales NE Parent
Jennifer Tonkin NE Staff/Secretary
Cynthia Hutchinson NW Community
Ashley Rhodenzier NW Director
Kerri Banks NW Parent
Fay Butcher NW Staff
Beth Parker SE Community
Katie Quigley SE Director
Vacant SE Parent 
Chanell Paynter  SE Staff
Kim Austin SW Community
Shirley Wells SW Director
Vacant SW Parent
Kim Hill SW Staff/Vice President
Julie Greene   Health Advisory Chair Representative
Brandi Miller   Early Childhood Systems Specialist
Taundwa Jeffries   HSCCO Director
Dawn Ault   Executive Director
Melissa Palombi   Communications and Events Manager