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Current VHSA Board Members

VHSA Board and voting membership consist of one director of each of the seven Head Start organizations in the state.  One representative and one alternate from the Vermont Head Start – State Collaboration Office are voting VHSA Board members.  One parent and one alternate from each Vermont Head Start program elected by the parents’ Policy Council may also be VHSA Board members.

  1. Paul Behrman, Chair, Champlain Valley Head Start
  2. Marianne Miller, Capstone Community Action
  3. Betsy Rathbun-Gunn, Secretary/Treasurer, Bennington County Head Start
  4. Debra Gass, Board Member, Early Education Services
  5. Linda Michniewicz, Board Member, Northeast Kingdom Community Action Agency
  6. Joanne Mattsson, Board Member, Rutland County Head Start
  7. Lori Canfield, Board Member, Southeastern Vermont Community Action Agency
  8. Ben Allen, Ph.D., Board Member, Vermont Head Start State Collaboration Office
  9. Vacancy, Parent Board Member, from each Vermont Head Start program
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