Our Governing Board

Corporate Sponsorship

As a corporate sponsor, your company can establish and strengthen its connection to our member network.

Membership

When you join RIVHSA, you’re making a commitment to strengthen the region’s HS/EHS programs.

President

Jonathan Bines, Ph.D.

Mississippi

First Vice President

Belva Weathersby, MSW

Tennessee

Second Vice President

Linnie Miller

South Carolina

Secretary

Chris Lanford

South Carolina

Assistant Secretary

Vidya Deonarine

Florida

Treasurer

Arthur Nelson, MS

Alabama

Parliamentarian

Roger Givens

Mississippi

Historian

Tanya Thomas, Ph.D.

Georgia

Past President

Nannette Phillips, DBA

Alabama

Director

Eloise McClinton, MSW

Mississippi

Parent

Maritza Vasquez

Florida

Staff

Dorothy Foster, Ed.D.

Mississippi

Friend

David White, MBA

North Carolina

A Unified Voice for Head Start

Advocacy

RIVHSA is committed to telling your collective story in a compelling manner through direct campaigns, government relations strategists, multi-level networks, and coalitions with shared interests to achieve results.

Because Opportunity Matters

Partnership & Initiatives

RIVHSA actively seeks innovative partnerships opportunities with private, public, and government sector entities. Partnerships amplify our mutual interests and success while also increasing awareness of what we do best - prepare today’s students for tomorrow.

Quality Learning Experiences

Professional Development

RIVHSA offers training opportunities that support federal regulations and policies, and strengthen program administration, staff development, parent engagement, and community partnership.