Carol S. Shattuck has served as President and CEO for Collaborative for Children since 1998. In this role, she works with all sectors of the Houston community to strengthen the early care and education system for young children from birth to age six. By working with private philanthropists, business leaders, elected officials, parents, educators, child development experts and children's service providers, Ms. Shattuck continually seeks to put quality early care and education on the community agenda. She also represents Collaborative for Children to increase public awareness of the significant return on investment available when we make early childhood education a priority.
Prior to joining Collaborative for Children, Ms. Shattuck directed a collaboration in the field of women's health care. She worked with a number of health care providers to design a full continuum of care in the area of breast health care for low-income women. In her professional career, Ms. Shattuck has held positions in strategic and financial planning, program development, and management in both the public and nonprofit sector. For four of those years, Ms. Shattuck operated a consulting practice that specialized in strategic planning, board of directors' development, program evaluation, meeting facilitation and collaboration development. Ms. Shattuck has a Master’s degree from Rice University's Jones School of Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University.