Indiana Head Start Association Board of Directors
Indiana Head Start Association Board of Directors
Meet our outstanding Board of Directors that work diligently to make Indiana's Head Start an accessible, top-notch program for Indiana's children.  Our directors help ensure a better education for Indiana's pre-schoolers that will last a lifetime.

Cheryl Miller
Executive Director

1845 W. 18th St.,
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-916-0810
1-800-455-8051
317-634-7947 fax
CAMiller@incap.org
Board of Directory Biographies

John Pennycuff, President

John Pennycuff is the Director of Children’s Services for ICAP Head Start in New Castle. He has been with Head Start for 17 years. John has a Bachelor’s Degree from Anderson University. He has worked in early childhood education for 28 years.

David Serrano, President Elect

David Serrano is an Assistant Director for Quality Assurance at Family Development Services in Indianapolis.  He has been at FDS since 2006.  David has a Master’s in Education from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Mary Paulsen, Treasurer

Mary Paulsen is the Director of the Area IV Head Start program. She has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with coursework and training in early childhood education. She has been a member of the IHSA Board for several years.

Mary Lee Freeze, Secretary

Mary Lee is the Vice President of Early Childhood Services at CANI Head Start/ Early Head Start in Ft. Wayne.  She has held this position for 9 years and has been with CANI for 12.  Before that, she worked at Garrett-Keyser-Butler Head Start for 10 years, leaving there after serving as assistant Director.

Mary Lee has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education (K – 7/8 non-departmentalized.)  She is also certified as a WestEd infant/toddler trainer.

Debbie Beeler, Director Representative to the Region V HSA Board

Debbie Beeler is the Director of Children’s Services for Hoosier Uplands EDC in Mitchell.  She has been with Head Start since 1988.  Debbie is a past president of IHSA.  She is an elected member of the Mitchell Community School Board of Trustees.

Julie Worland, Past President

Julie Worland is the director of the Kokomo Center Schools Head Start program.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ball State University.  She holds a principal’s license.  Previously, she owned a preschool for 11 years and taught kindergarten for 6 years.

Anita Lascelles, Early Head Start Cluster Representative

Anita Lascelles is the Director of Infant and Toddler Services Division at Hamilton Center, Inc. in Terre Haute. She joined Hamilton Center, Inc. in 1988. She has been on the IHSA Board since 2005.  Anita holds a Master of Education from Indiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family from Southern Illinois University.

Shane Matlock Staff Representative to the IHSA Board

Shane is the Education Data Manager at Kokomo Center Schools Head Start.

Marie Pace Staff Representative - Region V

Marie Pace started employment with Head Start as a Home Visitor in 1990. She became involved in the Association’s work in 1992. She is currently the Assistant Director of Children Services-Healthy Families Manager at Child Adult Resource & Services, Inc.

Cindy Hatten, Northern Cluster Representative

Cindy Hatten has been the director of Area Five Head Start for 13 years.  She has been a member of the IHSA Board for 7 years.  She has a Bachelor’s in Education with High Distinction from Indiana University and a Master’s  in Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education from Ball State University.

Mary Ellen Brausa, Central Cluster Representative

Mary Ellen Brausa is the Education Coordinator for ICAP Head Start in New Castle.  She has been with ICAP for fourteen years.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Baptist Bible College and a Master’s Degree from Ball State University.  She has been in the field of education since 1982, also teaching elementary grades and early childhood.  Mary Ellen also teaches ECE at Ivy Tech.

Kris Mathews, Southern Cluster Representative


Robin Curry-Shumaker, Early Head Start Director Representative

Robin Curry-Shumaker is the Head Start Division Director for CAP, Inc. of Western Indiana.  She holds a bachelors degree in early childhood education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a Masters degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue.  Robin is a past president of the IHSA Board.  She has worked in Head Start for 20 years.

Melody Minger, Director Representative

SIEOC

Head Start Director

Nurse

Almost 30 years experience with SIEOC as Health Coordinator and now Director

Events
Board Contact
Information

Indiana Head Start Association
Board of Directors and Partners
2014-2015

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David Serrano
Family Development Services, Inc.
Assistant Director for Quality Assurance
3637 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317-803-3826
317-803-4490 fax
dserrano@fds.org
Julie Worland
Kokomo Center Schools Head Start
Director
900 S Goyer Road
Kokomo IN
765-454-7082
800-497-0774
765-454-7086 fax
jworland@kokomo.k12.in.us
Mary Lee Freeze
CANI
Vice President of Children's Services
227 Washington
PO Box 10570
Fort Wayne IN  46853
260-420-2833
260-420-8353  fax
maryfreeze@canihelp.org
Mary Paulsen

Area IV Agency On Aging and
Community Action Programs, Inc
Director
660 N 36th St
P.O. 4727
Lafayette, IN  47905
765-447-7683 or 800-382-7556
765-447-6862  fax
mpaulsen@areaivagency.org

Melody Minger
SIEOC
Director
110 Importing St
PO Box 240
Aurora, IN  47001
812-926-3190
812-926-4475  fax
hsdirector@sieoc.org
Shane Matlock
Kokomo Center Schools Head Start
Education Manager
900 S. Goyer Road
765-454-7082 or 800-497-0774
765-454-7086  fax
smatlock@kokomo.k12.in.us
Robin Curry-Shumaker
CAP of Western Indiana
Director
PO Box 188
Covington, IN  47932
765-793-4881
765-793-4884  fax
rcurry@capwi.org
Kris Mathews
Hoosier Uplands EDC
Family Services Specialist
500 W Main St
Mitchell, IN  47446
812-849-4447
812-849-0627  fax
812-583-6412  cell
kmathews@hoosieruplands.org
Mary Ellen Brausa
ICAP Head Start
Education Coordinator
615 State Road 38 W
P.O. Box 449
New Castle, IN  47362
765-529-4403
765-593-2510 fax
mbrausa@icapcaa.org
Cindy Hatten
Area Five Head Start
Director of Children’s Services
1801 Smith St.
Logansport, IN   46947
574-722-4451 or (800) 654-9421
574-722-3447 fax
cindyh@areafive.com
Debbie Beeler
Hoosier Uplands EDC
Director
500 W. Main St.
Mitchell, IN  47446
812-849-4447 or 800-827-2219
812-849-0627 fax
dsbeeler@hoosieruplands.org
Marie Pace
Child Adult Resource & Services, Inc. (CARS)
Assistant Director
6th and Moore St.
Mooresville, IN   46158
765-516-4255 (cell)
317-834-4543 fax
msphs@yahoo,com
Cheryl A. Miller
Executive Director
1845 W. 18th St.,
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-916-0810
1-800-455-8051
317-634-7947 fax
CAMiller@incap.org
Beckie Minglin
Director
402 West Washington Street  W-386
Indianapolis, IN     46402
317-233-6837
317-232-7948 fax
beckie.minglin@fssa.in.gov

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