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BOD Committees

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee is responsible for working with legislators in order to educate and promote funding and support for early care and education.

Members

  • Alfred Sanchez (Chair)
  • Matthew Bruno
  • Mayor Holly Merrill Raschein

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee meets to discuss audits carried out by outside independent entities to ensure that the Coalition is in accordance with State Statutes and Laws as governed by the Agency for Workforce Innovation.

Members

  • Ileana Alvarez (Chair-non-board member)
  • John Madariaga (non-board member)
  • Jose Thomas (non-board member)

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for providing leadership for the Board. This is accomplished by setting policies to encourage effective governance, administration, and legal representation; reviewing and recommending legislative proposals at all levels of government, and resolving conflicts among committees and between the Coalition and other units of government.

Members

  • Matthew Bruno (Chair)
  • Dr. Daniel Armstrong
  • Loreen Chant
  • Iris Strachan

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for providing oversight of the Coalition's financial operations, for reviewing compliance with Coalition policies, procedures and applicable laws and regulations

Members

  • Loreen Chant (Chair)
  • Dr. Daniel Armstrong
  • Matthew Bruno
  • Chuck Mohr
  • Richie Tandoc

Governance & Bylaws Committee

The Governance and Bylaws Committee periodically reviews the Coalition's Bylaws, and policies, and procedures. They are responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding policies that provide specific guidance and direction to the Coalition and its leadership concerning all significant aspects of governance. 

Members

  • Chuck Mohr (Chair)
  • Dr. Denisse Barrera
  • Aaron Slavens
  • Richie Tandoc


 

Litigation Committee

The Litigation Committee is responsible for any legal issues the Coalition may have.

Members

  • Aaron Slavens (Chair)
  • Matthew Bruno
  • Loreen Chant
  • Iris Strachan

Monroe Advisory Committee

The Monroe County Advisory Committee makes recommendations on matters related to the education and care of young children ages birth to twelve and their families who reside in Monroe County.

Members

  • Sandi Bisceglia (Chair)
  • Gilda Ferradaz
  • Aleida Jacobo (non-board member)
  • Mayor Holly Merrill Raschein
  • Marla Russell (non-board member)
  • Lisa Taylor

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating Officers and Members, and nominating replacement Officers when there are vacancies on the Board.

Members

  • Iris Strachan (Chair)
  • Sandi Bisceglia
  • Aaron Slavens
 

Program and Policy Committee

The Program and Policy Committee is responsible for evaluating Coalition programs, formulating strategy and making policy recommendations to improve the quality of early care and education in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. 

Members

  • Chereen Coile (Chair)
  • James Haj (Vice-Chair)
  • Dr. Denisse Barrera
  • Sandi Bisceglia
  • Gilda Ferradaz
  • Eileen Fluney
  • Laurie Joasil
  • Joycelyn Lawrence
  • Dr. Maite Riestra-Quintero

Provider Services Committee

The Provider Services Committee is responsible for addressing the issues and concerns of both School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) early care and education providers in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Members

  • Rick Beasley (Chair)
  • Dr. Daniel Armstrong
  • Loreen Chant
  • Chereen Coile
  • Gilda Ferradaz
  • Eileen Fluney
  • Lynn M. Maceyras 
  • Dr. Maite Riestra-Quintero
  • Jeni Roig

Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning Committee provides support to Coalition leadership and the Board of Directors to help determine the strategic direction of the organization.

Members

  • Loreen Chant (Chair)
  • Dr. Denisse Barrera
  • Sandi Bisceglia

Early Head Start Policy Council

The Policy Council is responsible for the direction of the Early Head Start Program.  The Policy Council is comprised of Early Head Start parents and community members who help lead and make decisions about the program.

For more details visit https://www.elcmdm.org/parents/our-services/early-head-start