Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization committed to accountability and transparency. Our bylaws ensure representation from Early Childhood Council members and detail governance procedures.
ECCLA is governed by board of directors comprised of Council members and community leaders. Committees comprised of Council members provide an advisory role in the areas of communications, data and evaluation, finance, membership, and policy.
If you have further questions about ECCLA’s governance, please contact us.
ECCLA Board of Directors: 2017-2019
Jennifer Sanchez McDonald, President
Council Coordinator, Huerfano and Las Animas Early Childhood Council
Stacy Petty, Vice President
Council Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council
Sheri Hannah-Ruh, Treasurer
Director, Promises for Children, Weld County’s Early Childhood Council, United Way of Weld County
Maegan Lokteff, Secretary
Executive Director, Grand Beginnings, Grand and Jackson Early Childhood Council
Director, Douglas County Early Childhood Council
Retired Partner, Davis, Graham and Stubbs
Executive Director, Connections 4 Kids, Early Childhood Council
Systems Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton
Senior Strategist, Early Childhood Initiatives, Children’s Hospital Colorado
ECCLA Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs
Communications: Angie Shehorn, Pueblo Early Childhood Council and Stacy Petty, Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council
Data and Evaluation: Heather Hawk, Early Childhood Council of La Plata County
Finance: Sheri Hannah-Ruh, Promises for Children, Early Childhood Council, United Way of Weld County
Membership: Kathleen Merritt, Bright Futures and Julie Witt, Cheyanne, Kiowa, Lincoln Counties Early Childhood Council
Policy: Lucinda Burns, Early Childhood Options, Summit County Early Childhood Council