Head Start Policy Council

About Us
Our Head Start Policy Council works in partnership with the County Board of Supervisors and other key management staff to develop, review and approve planning functions, general procedures, and human resources related issues. The Policy Council serves as a link to Head Start Parent Committees in communicating with parents to ensure that they understand their rights and opportunities in our programs, and to encourage their participation.

The Policy Council is comprised of elected parent representatives of current and past children and local community representatives. At least 51 percent of the members must be the parents or guardians of currently enrolled children. All members stand for reelection annually.

Policy Council meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 pm at 500 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523. For more information, please call (925) 313-1551.

The members of the policy council are elected in August of each year. This year's council has the following members:

 Ada Martinez
 Enrique Sanchez  Patricia Quintero
 Alma Candelario  Irma Ruiz, Secretary  Regina Alvarez
 Andrea Brenes  Janelle Lafrades  Sandra Mauricio
 Armando Morales  Jesy Hernandez  Sandra Velazquez
 Belinda Lucey  Josefina Pacheco  Shuandra Major
 Christina Grounds  Karina Martinez  Susana Rodriguez
 Crystal Stagg  Lakisha Hill  Ti Carolyn Rucks, Parliamentarian
 Dignora Silva  Lashanique Snowden  Veronica Covarrubias, Vice-Chair
 Doria Mueller-Beilschmidt  Luis Dominguez  Wendy Hall
 Ebony Lond  Maria Barrera  Willie Mendoza
 Edith Vinner, Chair  Najla Sabir  
 Edwina Cotton  Nancy Vandell  

Meeting Information
Third Wednesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

500 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523