Board of Directors

WHSA holds an annual meeting in January of each year, with quarterly meetings held in the fall, winter, and spring where the business of the Association is conducted.  A representative of each affiliate is selected through a vote to represent the state of Wisconsin on the Region V Board.

Board of Directors 2018 Executive Leadership:

  • President- Dr. Tim Nolan, National Centers for Learning Excellence
  • Vice President- Jen Bailey, Reach Dane/ Reach Green
  • Recorder- Beth Tilleson, CESA 11 Head Start & Early Head Start
  • Treasurer- Dr. Cathy Howe-Thwaits, Marathon County Child Development Agency, Inc.
  • Past Board President- Mary Anne Wieland, Jefferson County Head Start / CESA 2

Director Affiliate 2018 Leadership:

  • President- Hillary Gunther- Advocap Head Start
  • Vice-President- Beth Tillerson, CESA 11 Head Start & Early Head Start
  • Recorder- Jen Bailey, Reach Dane/Reach Green
  • Region V Representative- Dr. Tim Nolan, National Centers for Learning Excellence
  • At-Large Representative- Dr. Cathy Howe Thwaits, Marathon County Child Development Agency, Inc.

Staff Affiliate 2018 Leadership:

  • President- Jessica Nemecek, Advocap Head Start
  • Vice President- Betsy Yunker, Jefferson County Head Start/ CESA 2
  • Recorder- Kristin Karnes-Frederickson, CESA 11 Head Start & Early Head Start
  • Region V Representative- Chedra White, Indianheadd Community Action Agency
  • At-Large Representative- Kristie Stebig, CAP Services, Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start

Parent Affiliate 2018 Leadership:

  • President- Falcen Whitston, CAP Services, Inc. HS and EHS
  • Vice President- Theron Gohde, UW-Oshkosh HS
  • Recorder – Theresa Sahotsky, ADVOCAP Head Start
  • Region V Representative- Emily Shrader, Reach Dane
  • At-Large Representative- Kimberly Stricklen, Indianhead Community Action Agency HS
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