About Us

Leadership

EOCF is governed by the Parent Policy Council, Board of Directors, and its Executive Management Team

The Policy Council and Board of Directors play a critical role in program governance, as mandated by Head Start and ECEAP performance standards. Both groups represent a wealth of experience, talent and dedication to EOCF’s mission, vision and values.

Executive Management Team

EOCF’s executive management team assures that all operations of the agency are compliant with state and federal regulations.

Diane Uphoff

Diane Uphoff

Director of Early Childhood Education and Family Services

Email: diane.uphoff@eocfwa.org
Phone: 360-567-2721

Alana Rhea

Alana Rhea

Director of Finance

Email: Alana.Rhea@eocfwa.org
Phone: 360-567-2759

Brad Lebowsky

Brad Lebowsky

Director of Operations

Email: brad.lebowsky@eocfwa.org
Phone: 360-567-2702

Cheryl Hamilton

Cheryl Hamilton

HR Administrator

Email: cheryl.hamilton@eocfwa.org
Phone: 360-567-2713

Pam Teseniar

Pam Teseniar

Interim Associate Director of Child and Family Services

Email: pam.teseniar@eocfwa.org
Phone: 360-567-1694

Roni Stephens

Roni Stephens

Executive Assistant

Email: roni.stephens@eocfwa.org
Phone: 360-567-2705

Board of Directors

EOCF’s Board of Directors share program governance functions with the Parent Policy Council as a continuing body of community members with an interest in and a commitment to an oversight role and to serving as fiduciary agents for the agency. The board is responsible for ensuring compliance with EOCF’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. The board’s membership includes the business, legal, educational, financial and social services communities of EOCF’s service area and also has a representative from the Parent Policy Council whose children and/or family received services from EOCF.

Parent Policy Council

EOCF’s Policy Council (PC) consists of parent and guardian representatives from EOCF’s centers and works in cooperation with the Board of Directors to provide a formal means to be involved with program design and operation, long and short-term planning goals and objectives and taking into account the annual community-wide strategic planning and needs assessment and self-assessment. Participating in PC gives parents and guardians the skills to advocate toward improved education and better opportunities for their children.

Parent representatives on the Policy Council are elected by their peers at their Center committee meetings and they’re responsible for making decisions about:

  • Short and long-term goals and objectives
  • Recruitment areas and selection criteria
  • Head Start/Early Head Start Grant application
  • Policies
  • Self-Assessment
  • Quality Improvement Plans
  • Head Start/Early Head Start yearly budget
Elections for new Policy Council members are in progress. Photos will be posted once positions are finalized.
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