Our Board of Directors is comprised of voluntary members of the communities we serve. They’re chosen for their expertise as required by Head Start and also for their valued leadership within our communities. They serve five-year terms and can serve an unlimited number of terms. Their insight provides guidance to the agency on a variety of needs.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Calhoun/Dallas/Ouachita Counties

Dale Smith
Fordyce
Former Parent
Terms: 12/11-9/16, 10/16-9/2021
Dr. Levenis Penix, Chairperson
Thornton
Terms: 11/03-9/08, 10/08-9/13,
10/13-9/18, 10/18-9/2023

Columbia           

Brenda Holley
Magnolia
Accounting Expertise
Term: 9/19-9/2024
Dr. Lisa Oden
Magnolia
ECE Expertise
Terms: 9/08-9/13, 10/13-9/18
10/18-9/2023

HEMPSTEAD/LAFAYETTE/NEVADA COUNTIES

Dr. Bobby Hart
Hope
Term: 9/19-9/2024
Mayor Ethan Dunbar
Lewisville
Term: 1/2021-1/2026

Union County

Don McGaugh, Vice-Chair
El Dorado
Accounting Expertise
Term: 9/19-9/2024
James McMenis
El Dorado
Legal Expertise
Terms: 2/11-9/16
10/16-9/2021
Susan M. Spicher
El Dorado
Education Expertise
Terms: 1/2021-1/2026
Debbie Watts
El Dorado
Term: 9/19-9/2024

Board of Directors By-Laws