ELCFV

Governance

Our dedicated Board of Directors provide oversight and help us by:

  • Formulating key policies and strategic goals
  • Helping evaluate and manage risk
  • Reviewing annual budgets, financials and evaluating operations
  • Encouraging identification, forecasting and planning for both financial and program supports

Board members are volunteers and are not compensated for service.

Meet the Board

John Birney

Interim Chair

Heidi Rand

Vice Chair

Kristen Perry

Treasurer

Paul Schandel Board Secretary photo

Paul Schandel

Secretary

Sharlene Barhoo

Patricia Boswell

Dona Butler

Shane Carter, DC

Carol Court

Andy Dance

Sandra Emery

John Endara

Jenn Hale

Bev Johnson

Janine Killmer

Donald O’Brien

Jennifer Overley

Pat Patterson

Piroska Pazaurek

Nancy Rizzo

Joel Rosen

Dmitriy Shevchenko

Robert Snyder

Wendy Reaves

Alex Szinegh

Roger Thayer, MD

Cathy Twyman

Standing Committees

This committee reviews overall strategies and operations of the Coalition, making decisions on behalf of the Board when needed and acting as the overall leadership for the Coalition. The Executive Committee meets on the 3rd Monday at noon of August, October, December, January, March, May, and June.

Quality Committee

This committee provides oversight on program quality of early learning opportunities, including the measurement of current quality, activities to improve quality, and review of Office of Early Learning initiatives for Voluntary Prekindergarten and School Readiness early learning programs. The Quality Committee also collaborates with child care providers to help educate parents on the importance of skill building.  This committee meets at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st Thursday in January, March, May, June, August, and October. 

This committee provides financial oversight for the organization, including budgeting and financial planning, contract compliance, financial reporting and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies. The Finance Committee meets in January, April, July, and October.

Special Committees

This committee meets to review disputes made by providers against action taken by the Coalition pursuant to the terms of the Statewide School Readiness and VPK Provider Contracts. 

The Family Engagement Committee works to strengthen families, giving them a platform to be heard. This committee also fosters educational interactions and quality of child care within our community.

This committee advises on and assists in reaching community members to build relationships and increase marketing efforts. 

Bylaws Committee

Offers advice and modifies corporate by-laws and Articles of Incorporation. 

This committee advises on appropriate responses to possible legislative and regulatory developments affecting Florida’s early learning environment. 

This committee assists ELCFV staff in fundraising efforts, including planning and implementing fundraising events. 

Operations Committee

The Operations Committee recommends effective and efficient changes to operational functions support quality and programmatic activities in manners. 

Upcoming Meetings

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Webinar: Using Children’s Books to Develop Foundational Literacy and Foster Social & Emotional Development 4:00 pm
Webinar: Using Children’s Books to Develop Foundational Literacy and Foster Social & Emotional Development
Jul 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teachers of three, four and five year olds, build your skills in literacy instruction by participating in this one hour training offered by The University of Florida Lastinger Center. Using Children’s Books to Develop Foundational ... Read more
One Goal Summer Conference 8:00 am
One Goal Summer Conference
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm
The One Goal Planning Committee is committed to making the 2021 One Goal: Building The Future Together “Putting Families And Children First” Summer Conference a safe event with your health a top priority. We will ... Read more
Deadline to Register for Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors (TICD) 5:00 pm
Deadline to Register for Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors (TICD)
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
NEW!! Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors (TICD) course begins August 4, 2021 This 40 hour course, taught at Daytona State University in Daytona Beach by Rutha Corley, can be used to meet the ... Read more
Grade Level Reading Week – No Small Matter Documentary Available 24/7 8:00 am
Grade Level Reading Week – No Small Matter Documentary Available 24/7
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm
No Small Matter Documentary Available 24/7 Registration required Please contact Nancy Walsh with any questions: nwalsh@elcfv.org
Finance Committee Meeting 10:00 am
Finance Committee Meeting
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Combined Finance Mtg Packet 07.27.21  
Webinar: Engaging Elected Officials and Business Leaders in Local GLR Campaigns 10:30 am
Webinar: Engaging Elected Officials and Business Leaders in Local GLR Campaigns
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
This webinar will include key business leaders and elected officials who are currently engaged in supporting early learning and literacy efforts in local communities and at the state level. Registration required. Please contact Nancy Walsh ... Read more
Florida Gap Map 1:00 pm
Florida Gap Map
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research at the Florida Chamber Foundation will present the newly updated Florida Gap Map, highlighting zip code poverty levels and school level third grade reading scores. Registration ... Read more
School Attendance 1:00 pm
School Attendance
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hedy Chang of Attendance Works presents best practices and helpful resources in increasing school attendance awareness across Florida. Registration required. Please contact Nancy Walsh with any questions: nwalsh@elcfv.org
Volusia County Backpack Bash 9:00 am
Volusia County Backpack Bash
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Check out PayIt4Ward’s 4th Annual Backpack Bash Saturday, July 31st at Jackie Robinson Ballpark!

Join the Board

The makeup of the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties, Inc. Board is identified by Florida State Legislation. The board is made up of 15-30 members with representation from both Flagler and Volusia Counties. The Governor of the State of Florida appoints the Chair and two other board members. To apply for a governor-appointed position, please apply online at http://www.flgov.com/ appointments. Additional members are comprised of public and private sector representatives.

Board meetings take place:

  • Six (6) times per year on the 4th Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in January, March, May, June, August, and October
  • Locations vary (check schedule)
  • Open to public participation (encouraged)
  • Board Members are required to:
  • Attend regular meetings
  • Participate in committees
  • Develop core knowledge of and keep current on trends in early childhood development, School Readiness (SR) and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

If you are interested in becoming a board member or would like more information, please contact DJ Lebo, Chief Executive Officer at (386) 323-2400 ext. 3350 or djlebo@elcfv.org.

Sunshine Law

Early Learning Coalitions follow The Florida Government in the Sunshine Law, which prohibits discussion outside a duly noticed meeting between any two or more Board members about any topics that may come before the Board. Communications made or received by Board or staff members are considered public records that must be retained and made available upon request.