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Policy Council

The Policy Council is the governing body of the Head Start Program and acts as the parents voice in making major decisions for the program. Policy Council is comprised parents/guardians of currently enrolled children and representatives of our community to make up the voting members.

Policy Council Representatives

Ash Street School
Minerva Llamas

Blacow School
Denise Ambriz

Cal Safe Burke 
Ricardo Hernandez

Chabot Children's Center 
Heather David

Decoto Plaza Center
Vanessa Gussman

Glassbrook School 
Sammy Jake Furagganan

Hillside School
OPEN

Home Base  
Shamaneh Donahue

Jefferson School 
OPEN

John Muir School 
Colleen Cagurangan

Kidango 
Saul Zaragoza

Lorenzo Manor School 
Maria Flores

Madison School 
Myra Carrillo

Musick School
Minerva Llamas

Peixoto – Head Start  
Deniece James (Poli)

Peixoto – Early Head Start 
Flora Dodoo

Ruus Park  
OPEN

San Leandro Adult School 
Shanika Monroe

Sunset Adult School 
Mariam Haleem

Delegate Agency C.A.P.E.
Bianca Johnson

Community Representatives

4C’s of Alameda County
Christine Julian

Past Community Representative
OPEN

2-1-1 Program Manager
Sharan Aminy

HUSD Special Education
Shalini Verma

Careers

“Hello to you all. My name is Linda Golden. I first learned about Head Start from a resource agency after becoming a foster parent. I have been happily involved with Head Start on the Policy Council as a Council Representative, Vice Chairperson, and now Chairperson. Being involved in the Policy Council has allowed me to gain a tremendous amount of knowledge and great understanding of Head Start through numerous conferences and workshops. I proudly serve on the Policy Council in the efforts to have a positive effect on the community in which my children live.”

PC Executive Committee Members

Seth Schalet

Chief Executive Officer

Minerva Llamas

Chairperson

Denise Ambriz

Vice Chairperson/ Secretary

Raquel Carmona

Fiscal Committee

Shamaneh Donahue

Policy Council Safety Ambassador

PC Members

Minerva Llamas

Ash Street School

 Denise Ambriz

 Blacow

Ricardo Hernandez

Cal Safe Burke

Bianca Johnson

CAPE

Heather David

Chabot

Vanessa Gussman

Decoto

Sammy Jake Furagganan

Glassbrook

OPEN

Hillside

Cristina Gonzalez

Home Base

OPEN

Jefferson

Colleen Cagurangan

John Muir

Saul Zaragoza

Kidango

 Maria Flores

Lorenzo Manor

Myra Carrillo

Madison

Minerva Llamas

Musick

Deniece James (Poli)

Peixoto HS

Flora Dodoo

Peixoto EHS

OPEN

Ruus

Shanika Monroe

San Leandro Adult

Mariam Haleem

Sunset

Shalini Verma

Community Representative