Early Head Start Director
Sherrie coordinates services with Family Child Care Providers, Child Care Centers and Community Agency Partners. She served as a psychological therapist for 15 years in private practice and has experience as a mental health counselor and pregnancy prevention facilitator.
Michelle manages the expenditures for the program. She previously worked as a Grants and Contracts Manager at Ohio State’s Medical Center Department of Neuroscience and has 14 years’ experience in grants management and fiscal operations with the state of Ohio.
Don has over 20 years in leading early childhood education programs around the state. He serves as director for The Ohio State University Child Care Program located on the Columbus campus as well as The Early Head Start Partnership Program. Don is a part-time faculty member at the University of Akron, School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
During her 20 years in field of early childhood education, Stacy has taught and advocated for young children inside and outside of the classroom, mentored, coached and directed field staff and presented trainings at the local, state and national level. The Reggio Emilia Approach to education is central to her teaching philosophy.
Service Integration Coordinator
Melanie works with Early Head Start’s community partners and providers to bring essential comprehensive services to the children and families enrolled in the program as well as leveraging new partnerships to fill gaps in service. She has extensive experience in marketing and communications and over 20 years of reputation building in higher education. She is the recipient of three American Advertising Awards (ADDY) from the American Advertising Federation.
Jessica Woodruff, MBP
Data Analytics & Compliance Manager
Jessica has worked with the EHS partnership since 2017, first serving as the Education Coordinator. She currently manages data and empowers proactive and ongoing compliance efforts. She has over 15 years of experience with project management and process improvement. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (psychology, sociology & business management) from Capital University and a master’s degree in Business Psychology from Franklin University.
Project & Data Manager
Erin supports overall program operations as well as the partnership directors. She previously worked for Dublin City Schools as a substitute teacher and coach. She also served as an administrative assistant at The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute and the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology.
Lead Education Specialist
Lisa coordinates the Early Head Start curriculum, assessment and learning services with EHS directors, teachers and child care providers. She has over 15 years experience in the field of early childhood education as an early childhood special educator, early intervention service coordinator, supervisor, and professional development consultant. She presents regionally and nationally on evidence-based early childhood practices including coaching, family-centered practices, and team collaboration.