Board Members

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.

Stephanie Berglund

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Anchorage, AK

Organization: thread

Stephanie Berglund is the Chief Executive Officer of thread, Alaska’s Child Care Resource and Referral Network. She oversees a network of partner organizations helping to strengthen access to quality early care and learning in Alaska. She has experience working on social public policy, creating innovative partnerships, and improving the quality of services in Alaska.

Lynne Borden, Ph.D.

Position: Professor

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Organization: University of Minnesota

Lynne Borden joined the University of Minnesota in 2013 as a Professor in the Department of Family Social Science. Borden's research and discovery endeavors to better understand the relationships young people have in various contexts and how those relationships affect their overall development.

Renee Boynton-Jarrett, M.D., Sc.D.

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.

Dan Harris

Position: Executive Director

Location: Bloomington, IL

Organization: Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA)

Dan Harris is the Executive Director of the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA). Harris has over 20 years of experience administering social service programs in Illinois, New Mexico and Wisconsin.

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: Executive 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.

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