Board Members

Todd Barnhouse

Position: Director

Location: Columbus, OH

Organization: Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association

Todd is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA). In 2010 after almost 15 years working in state government, Todd joined OCCRRA and transitioned into his role supporting the OCCRRA Board of Directors and a team of experienced and well respected professionals who develop and implement programs, products, and services.

Patricia Barron

Position: Director

Location: Arlington, VA

Organization: Association of the United States Army

Patty Barron joined the staff at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in January of 2012 as AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness. She supports all AUSA family programs and activities by providing management and oversight to all directorate activities.

Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD

Position: Director

Location: Boston, MA

Organization: Boston Medical Center

Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. She is a practicing primary care pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, a social epidemiologist, and the founding director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network.

Katherine Cothern

Position: Director

Location: Jackson, TN

Organization: Southwest Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral program

Katherine Cothern is the Program Manager for the Southwest Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral program, which serves 19 counties in northwest and southwest Tennessee, which serves 19 counties in northwest and southwest Tennessee. She has served in this capacity since the program’s inception in 1999.

Encarni Gallardo

Position: Executive Director

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Organization: Children’s Service Society

Encarni Gallardo is the Executive Director of Children’s Service Society, the oldest child welfare agency in the state of Utah providing support for families and caregivers to ensure safe environments for children.

Walter S. Gilliam, Ph.D.

Position: Director

Location: New Haven, CT

Organization: Child Study Center - Yale University

Walter S. Gilliam is the Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine.

Tim R. Hawkins

Position: Treasurer

Location: Vienna, VA

Organization: LT Business Dynamics, PC

Managing Partner Tim Hawkins divides his professional time at LT Business Dynamics between working with small businesses and nonprofits. He also serves as the company’s primary business development officer as he cultivates relationships with new and established clients and develops strategic partnerships with outside firms and other industry leaders.

Ann McCully

Position: Director

Location: St. Paul, MN

Organization: Child Care Aware® of Minnesota

Ann McCully joined Child Care Aware® of Minnesota as Executive Director in April 2002. During her time with the agency, the statewide system has gone through significant changes in the structure of its service delivery, and the work of the coordinating agency has expanded to include direct support to various programs.

Paula Neth

Position: Vice President

Location: Kansas City, MO

Organization: The Family Conservancy

Paula is currently the Vice President of Programs at The Family Conservancy in Kansas City, which is a member agency in both the Kansas and Missouri Child Care Aware® networks. She has over twenty years of experience in child care resource and referral at both the state and local level.

Dan Pedersen

Position: Director

Location: Atlanta, GA

Organization: The Atlanta Speech School/Buffett Early Childhood Fund (Retired)

Daniel J. Pedersen is the Sr. Advisor of The Atlanta Speech School and was from 1999 until 2012, founding president of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, which invests in early childhood practice, policy and knowledge to ensure a better start for very young children growing up in families facing the greatest odds.

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