CHSA Staff

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Christopher MaricleChristopher Maricle Executive Director
chris@caheadstart.org
916-444-7760 ext. 105

As Executive Director, Christopher provides oversight and management to the day-to-day operations of the Association. He is responsible for leading policy advocacy and liaison work, guiding training and development activities and fostering relationships among Head Start agencies.


Paula CarrinoPaula Carrino, IT & Project Manager
paula@caheadstart.org
916-444-7760 ext. 104

As IT and Project Manager, Paula implements specific projects in support of CHSA's mission and goals and responsible for grant funded project activities and contract obligations, Association web sites and electronic communications.


Sala ChidambaramSala Chidambaram, Accountant and Benefits Administrator
sala@caheadstart.org
916-444-7760 ext. 103

As Accountant and Benefits Administrator, Sala is responsible for human resources, accounting/bookkeeping, and office/facility maintenance.


Christina HakeChristina Hake, Manager of Events & Corporate Relations
christinah@caheadstart.org
916-444-7760 ext. 102

As the Manager of Events and Corporate Relations, Christina is responsible for managing statewide meetings, trainings and events as well as, cultivates and directs the Association's corporate partnerships.


Norah ShimokawaNorah Shimokawa, Administrative & Membership Assistant
norah@caheadstart.org
916-444-7760 ext. 106

As the Administrative and Membership Assistant, Norah is responsible for supporting CHSA staff with their respective duties including special projects, professional development and membership.


Independent Consultants

 

John BerndtJohn Berndt, L.C.S.W.- State Coordinator, Family Development Credential Program
john@caheadstart.org
562-477-1841

As State Coordinator of the California Family Development Credential Program, John works with agencies to train and certify their family service workers through a program that takes a strength-based approach to working with families and focuses on empowerment rather than crisis intervention.


Donna SneeringerDonna Sneeringer, Governmental Relations Consultant
d.sneeringer@comcast.net

Donna guides CHSA’s legislative strategy, through a partnership with the Child Care Resource Center.



Laura Keeley-SaldanaLaura Keeley-Saldana, Project Manager, Early Math Initiative
laura@caheadstart.org
510-996-2361

Laura is responsible for managing CHSA’s Early Math Parent Engagement Project, a grant funded initiative.

Mission Statement

The California Head Start Association is the unified voice providing leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community.

Vision Statement

The California Head Start Association will be an important strategic partner representing Head Start interests in California and the nation.