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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

Sandy Gregory
Director, Douglas County Early Childhood Council

David Hammond
Retired Partner, Davis, Graham and Stubbs

Betsy Overton
Executive Director, Connections 4 Kids, Early Childhood Council

Kelly Schultz
Systems Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Abby Waldbaum
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