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Collaborative for Children’s leadership team has the collective experience to be effective advocates for early learning and reflects our belief that we must come together as a diverse community around the idea that all children deserve the opportunity to succeed.

Board of Directors

Allison Falender, Ph.D., Chair

Jennifer Klein Strauss, Vice Chair

Dreanna Belden

Bryan Brown

Michol Ecklund

Hollie Kleitz

Steve Gomez


Chris Hensman

Janet Horton

L’Sheryl Hudson

Khambrel Marshall

David Mercado

Tiffany S. Roland

Debra Saldana Sharp

Jamie Sanders

Charles Schwartzel, CFA

Caren Sweetland

Charlie Yardley

Senior Leadership Team

Why Early Childhood Education? Children who experience a high-quality early learning experience are ready to face the future with confidence, and prepared to seize all of its opportunities. Learn More
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