TFEC’s Early Education Advisory Committee

Our first step to creating community change was to create an Early Education Advisory Committee with representation from each county in TFEC’s footprint. To be effective and relevant, the committee includes representatives from business and industry, community leaders, school representatives, and early learning providers. The committee will explore the systems, partnerships, and leadership roles that best enhance and strengthen connections focusing on service to children from prenatal to five years of age, which is critical due to the lack of cohesiveness in the early education sector.

Advisory Committee

David Volkman, Chair
Department of Education

Kathleen Bentley
Perry County Literacy Council

Eric Bostick
Capital Area Intermediate Unit

Tia Bruner
Early Education Center of Perry County

Carolyn Dumaresq
Immaculata University

Denise Feeser
Waynesboro Day Care Center

Amber Fields
United Way of the Capital Region

Lisette Gonzalez
Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region

Karen Grimm-Thomas
Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Brenda Hanthorn
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13

Hannah Killian
Dauphin County Library

Nichole Lehr
Hamilton Health Center

Andrea Lown
HACC Lancaster Campus

Jesse McCree
SCPa Works

Lynda Morris
Capital Region Partnership for Career Development

Stacy Ott
Shippensburg Head Start

Kathleen Pavelko

Jo Pepper
Capital Area Head Start

Amy Reed
Cumberland/Perry MH/IDD Program

Christy Renjilian
Child Care Consultants, Inc.

Annette Searfoss
Franklin County Head Start, Inc.

Tamara Willis
Susquehanna Township School District

Lucy Zander
United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County

Zachary Moore Music Memorial Fund

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Pillars with Purpose

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