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 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.

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

Diana Diaz (NY)
The Aspire Registry
NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
City University of New York

Coleman

President-Elect

Dr. Katari Coleman (IL)
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE)

Education Development Center

Treasurer

Mark Becker (AZ)
Arizona Early Childhood Career & Professional Development Center
Arizona PBS – Arizona State University

Secretary

Kris Madden (PA) Pennsylvania Professional Development Registry Pennsylvania Keys To Quality/Berks County Intermediate Unit

Region 1 Board Rep

Margaret Gustafson (CT)
Connecticut Early Childhood Professional Registry
Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

Region 2 Board Rep

Jhoana Taboada (NY)
The Aspire Registry
NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute at City University of New York

Region 3 Board Rep

Donna Wennerholt (PA)
Pennsylvania Professional Development Registry
Pennsylvania Keys To Quality/Berks County Intermediate Unit

Region 4 Board Rep

Christi Moore (GA)
Georgia Professional Development System (GAPDS)
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Region 5 Board Rep

Emily Finnerud (MI)
Michigan Registry
The Registry, Inc.

Region 6 Board Rep

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

Region 7 Board Rep

Hannah McGahey (KS) Kansas State Department of Education

Region 8 Board Rep

Jennifer Zook (WY)
Wyoming Statewide Training & Resource System (STARS)
Align

Region 9 Board Rep

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

Region 10 Board Rep

Vasilya Mendybaeva (WA)
MERIT Managed Education & Registry Information Tool
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, & Families

Ex-Officio Member

Dr. Walter Gilliam, (CT)
Child Study Center, Edward Ziglar Center in Child Development & Social Policy
Yale: School of Medicine

Member-At-Large

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Standards & Data Committee Co-Chair

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

Standards & Data Committee Co-Chair

Katy Love (WI), Director of Information Management

Partnership Outreach Public Policy (POPP) Committee Lead Co-Chair

Currently Vacant