EMAA is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, three from each county served. One-third of the Board members come from local government, one-third from private organizations, and the final third are elected by low-income citizens of the county served.

Board Members and Committee Assignments

Private Sector Representative

Debbie Lincoln

Low Income Representative

 Miranda Schrader

Public Official

Leo Arnzen

Private Sector Representative

Elzena Simmons

Low Income Representative

Elva Session

Public Official

Vacant

Private Sector Representative

Tami White

Low Income Representative

Loretta Graham

Public Official

Ben Young

Private Sector Representative

Denis Moore, Chairperson

Low Income Representative

Amber McCutcheon

Public Official

Jim Thompson, Board Treasurer

Private Sector Representative

Mike Sauer

Low Income Representative

  Vacant

Public Official

Daniel Wichmer

Private Sector Representative

Thomas T.R. Dudley

Low Income Representative

Sarah Thurman/Board Secretary

Public Official

Harold Gallaher

Private Sector Representative

Joan Huck

Low Income Representative

Barb Sherry

Public Official

 Julie Bova

Private Sector Representative

 Kerri Martin

Low Income Representative

Michelle Roland

Public Official

Janey Radford

Board Representative to Head Start Policy Council

Sarah Thurman

Head Start Policy Council Liaison

Erica O’Neal