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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

Robert J. Eschweiler, CFA, Chair

Allison Falender, Ph.D., Vice-Chair

Julie Brook Alexander

Robert J. Austin, M.D.

Ana Baskharone

Dreanna Belden

Bryan Brown


Jane Ehinmoro

Janet Horton

Chris Hensman

Eric Kline

Melanie Lowther

Darryl Montgomery

Jenny Philip

Stephanie Rudd, CPA

Nasruddin Rupani


Debra Saldana-Sharp

Barbara Samuels, Ed.D

Charles Schwartzel, CFA

John R. Sparger

Jennifer Klein Strauss

Caren Sweetland

President’s Circle

Ginni Mithoff, Co-Chair

Bobby Tudor, Co-Chair

Dorothy Ables

Lee E. Beckelman

Robert “Bob” Graham

Ann Kaufman

Stephen Kaufman

Steven Kean

George Martinez

Kathryn Martinez

Scott McClelland

Nancy Powell Moore

Pamela Onstead

Glenna Pierpont

Laura Sayavedra

Barbara Sklar

Louis Sklar

J.D. Slaughter

Phoebe Tudor

Cyvia Wolff

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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