Team and Leadership

 

Our Team

 

Supporting Early Childhood Professional Registries

Strengthening equitable recognition, enhanced preparation, and quality data reflecting the workforce

The goal of the National Workforce Registry Alliance is to be the central hub of data collection and dissemination used to inform and strengthen the Early Learning and Out-of-School-Time Workforce through collaboration with state workforce registry systems and national partners.

The NWRA staffing team is tiny but mighty. We are dedicated to growing our bench with professionals who help us rise to the occasion, supporting the operational functions of our membership organization. Much of our work is powered through one of the numerous committees composed of registry volunteers from the states. In 2019, we benefited from the efforts of upwards of 140 volunteers. Our work is also guided, in part, through the leadership of our volunteer Board of Directors.

The NWRA Board of Directors and staff. October 2023
NWRA Board of Directors and Staff. October 2023

Our Team:

Board of Directors

 

The goal of the National Workforce Registry Alliance is to be the central hub of data collection and dissemination used to inform and strengthen the Early Care and Education Early Childhood and After-school Workforce through collaboration with state workforce registry systems and national partners.

Registry Directors and vested workforce allies strengthen our organizational outputs by volunteering on our Board of Directors.

President

Dr. Katari Coleman (IL)
Co-Lead
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE)
Education Development Center

President Elect

Jené Chapman
Early Childhood Program Specialist, NDE.
Nebraska Office of Early Childhood Training Center

Treasurer

Becky Millard
Director
Northern Lights
Community College of Vermont

Secretary

Elise Crane (CA)
Director
Early Care & Education Workforce Registry
Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles

Region 1: Board Rep

Pam Prevost (ME)
Director
Maine Roads to Quality Registry

Region 2: Currently Vacant

Contact us if you are a registry member from this state and you'd like to serve in this capacity!

Region 3: Currently Vacant

Contact us if you are a registry member from this state and you'd like to serve in this capacity!

Region 4: Board Rep

Lisa Walsh
Registry and Training Manager,
Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance

Region 5: Currently Vacant

Contact us if you are a registry member from this state and you'd like to serve in this capacity!

Region 6: Board Rep

Dr. Tracy Anne Jones (TX)
Director,
Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System
University of Texas Houston

Region 7: Board Representative

Erin Clancy (IA)
Child Care Program Manager,
Division of Family Well-Being and Protection, Child Care Bureau

Region 8: Currently Vacant

Contact us if you are a registry member from this state and you'd like to serve in this capacity!

Region 9: Board Rep

Dr. Veronica Chacón
Director,
Arizona Early Childhood Career & Professional Development Center
Arizona PBS – Arizona State University

Region 10: Board Rep

Cassie Hulse (AK)
Alaska SEED Manager,
Alaska SEED

Ex-Officio Member

Dr. Walter Gilliam, (CT)
Executive Director,
Buffett Early Childhood Insititute

Member-At-Large

Jim Murphy– (D.C.)
Executive Director/CEO, National Association of Regulatory Administration (NARA)

Standards & Data Committee Co-Chair

Amy Yagil (PA)
Data Systems Supervisor Pennsylvania Key at Pennsylvania Key

Standards & Data Committee Co-Chair

Katy Love (WI)
Director of Information Management
Wisconsin Registry

(B) JEDI Committee Chair

Rocio Martinez(CA)
Registry Operations Manager-
ECE Workforce Registry,
Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles

Workforce Professional Development Committee Co-Chair