2021-2022 Members

Chairperson: Angie Mehrtens

Vice Chairperson: Sheila Robinson

Recording Secretary: Sydney Deese

Parent Rep

Morgan Hines

Community Rep

OPEN / Term Expires

Parent Rep

Sydney Deese

Community Rep

OPEN / Term Expires:

Parent Rep

Diana Wolfery

Community Rep

Dianne Shy

Expires June 2026

Parent Rep

Johnna Easter

Community Rep

Jennifer Cook / Term Expires November 2026

Parent Rep

Hayley Cathey

Community Rep

OPEN/ Term Expires:

Parent Rep

OPEN    (Bonne Terre), OPEN (Farmington I), Joe Mayes (Farmington II), Mark Werley (Mid St. Francois)

Community Rep

Tina Kater / Term Expires: April 2026

Parent Rep

Sheila Robinson

Community Rep

OPEN

Parent Rep

OPEN

Community Rep

Angie Mehrtens / Term Expires: November 2023

Sarah Thurman

The Head Start Policy Council is the governing board for the Head Start program, along with the EMAA Board of Directors. The Council is made up of one parent representative from each center and one community representative from each county. The Council meets the first Monday of each month with each meeting beginning at 10:30 am. Parent Representatives are elected each year by the parents at each Head Start Site. The Community Representatives are nominated by the local Head Start Sites in their county.

Policy Council Meeting Highlights

2020 Annual Report

2020-2021 Head Start Self Assessment

2022-2023 Head Start Community Assessment (Pre-Approval)