Executive Director+ View BioAboutMelanee Cottrill Executive Director Questions? Contact us »
Melanee works with the board of directors to plan for the association’s future and provides direction and oversight for day-to-day operations. She serves as the primary liaison with other state, regional and national associations, as well as other policy and research groups that impact Head Start. She has over 15 years of experience in association leadership and holds a Master of Business Administration from the California State University, Stanislaus. Melanee lives in Elk Grove with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, gardening and watching Star Trek.
Manager, Finance and Operations+ View BioAboutJoe Franklin Manager, Finance and Operations Questions? Contact us »
Joe manages the association’s finances, including preparing reports for the board and its finance and audit committees, as well as overseeing grant and contract budget management. He is responsible for banking, insurance and employee benefits. He oversees much of our office operations and assists the executive director with human resource issues. Joe enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hiker and cyclist.
Director, Membership and Communications+ View BioAboutKaren Burke Director, Membership and Communications Questions? Contact us »
Karen creates, manages and directs the workflow of marketing, messaging, and membership communications through a variety of channels including the website, emails and social media, print media and webinars. Karen enjoys baking cookies, beach vacations, and watching war movies.
Director, Member Learning & Events+ View BioAboutThreasa Hernandez Director, Member Learning & Events Questions? Contact us »
Threasa leads and directs logistical and programmatic planning for all of Head Start California’s online and in-person events and learning programs. Threasa enjoys visiting amusement parks with her family, kayaking and getting lost in a good book.
Engagement Coordinator+ View BioAboutKindell Graham Engagement Coordinator Questions? Contact us »
Kindell supports HSC’s member engagement activities including virtual and in-person events, member communications, meeting coordination, and advocacy activities.