Policy Council 2016-2017

Policy Council members are elected from each Head Start and Early Head Start Center location to make up the Policy Council. Policy Council members participate in the process of making decisions about the nature and operation of the Head Start/Early Head Start program.

Policy Council members must be a parent of a currently enrolled child and be elected by the parent committee at their center. Also a representative of the community that has an interest in low-income families, can contribute to the program and must be approved by all parents from all centers in the program.

Policy Council members attend a Policy Council Orientation offered in the Fall. Policy Council Meetings are held the second Thursday of every other month (Jan, March, May, July, September, November) at 6 pm at the Pocahontas Black River Center. Called meetings may also be held, when necessary. Child care is provided and transportation costs incurred are supplemented.

Policy Council members share in decision-making processes for BRAD Child Development Programs with the BRAD Board of Directors.

Policy Council Members for the 2016-2017 Program Year

Black River Early/Oak Street Early Child Development Center

  • Kristin Perez – Recording Secretary
  • Maddy Delgadillo (Alternate)

Black River Child Development Center

  • Cortney Walker – Assistant Recording Secretary
  • Brad Caffrey (Alternate)

Corning Child Development Center

  • Amy Bruton
  • Jennifer Little (Alternate)

Virginia Atkison Child Development Center

  • Savanna Graves
  • Brian Smith (Alternate)

James W. Graves Child Development  Center

  • Christina Boyd – Chairperson
  • Samantha Seymour (Alternate)

Piggott Child Development Center (EHS)

  • Sierra Owen – Vice Chairperson
  • Harry Bageant (Alternate)

Piggott Child Development Center (HS)

  • Lura Brown
  • Breanna Wallace (Alternate)

Walnut Ridge Child Development Center

  • Kim Brandon
  • Vanessa Brawley (Alternate)

Walnut Ridge Early Child Development Center

  • Leslie Woodard
  • Kenny Jones (Alternate)

Community Representatives

  • Katrina Burch, Lawrence County
  • Pat Reynolds, Randolph County
  • Mary Wiedeman, Clay County

BRAD Board of Directors/Policy Council Liason (Non-voting Member)

  • Vickie Mitchell, Joint Planning and Finance Committee