2020-2021 Board of Directors


The Virginia Head Start Association is excited to introduce Alison Noble, MSW, our new Board President as of October 2020. 

Alison was the coordinator for Smart Beginnings Crater for four years and has been the Director of Smart Beginnings Southeast for four years. She serves the communities of Sussex, Surry, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Prince George. She has a Master’s Degree in Systems Level Social Work from VCU meaning she loves to coordinate different services, programs and activities for families and children. She also sits on the Parents as Teachers home visiting advisory board, The Southside Trauma Informed Care Network Planning Committee, The Improvement Association Head Start Education Committee, and the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Programing Board. With her dedication and expertise we know we are in good hands!

Name Region Category
Alison Noble   President
Joe Lacey NE Treasurer
Kathy Channell NE Community
Isha Barrie NE Director
Mariela Gonzales NE Parent
Jennifer Tonkin NE Staff/Secretary
Jacqueline Wake NW Community
Angela Barnes NW Director
Renita Strange NW Parent
Fay Butcher NW Staff
Vacant SE Community
Joyce Jones SE Director
Vacant SE Parent 
Ramona Fisher SE Staff
Kim Austin SW Community
Vacant SW Director
Kacey Dalton SW Parent
Kim Hill SW Staff/Vice President
Julie Greene   Health Advisory Chair Representative
Brandi Miller   Early Childhood Systems Specialist
Taundwa Jeffries   Collaboration Office
Dawn Ault   Executive Director
Julia Beglane   Executive Assistant
Shikee Franklin SE Ex Officio President