Helping Families Ensure Their Children Enter School Ready to Learn


Executive Team

Connie Stophel, Chief Executive Officer

Brian Zaletel, Chief Financial Officer

Jeanne Dillard, Chief of Center Operations

Teresa Matheny, Chief of Programs

Temple DePlato, Chief Administrative Officer

Lauren Hopkins, Chief Development Officer


Leadership Team

Heather Hodges, Vice President of Human Resources

Autumn Tomas, Vice President of Head Start/Early Head Start

Melanie Clough, Assistant Vice President of Early Childhood Education

JewRonda Greene, Senior Director of HS/EHS Educational Operations

Maria O’Donnell, Senior Director of HS/EHS Comprehensive Services

Martha Cox, Senior Director of Grants & Research

Robert Simmons, Senior Director of Information Technology

Bryan Ward, Senior Director of Facilities and Transportation

Altoria White, Director of Strategic Communications


Human Resources Team

Heather Hodges, Vice President of HR, 904-726-1500, ext. 285
Strategic planning, compliance and oversight.

Rae Durham, HR Director, 904-726-1500, ext. 214
Employee relations, recruitment, training and professional development, compliance, benefit support, performance reviews, and general HR-related issues.