Lisa works with and on behalf of the Marion & Polk counties to ensure that children are ready for kindergarten and academic success, with a focus on coordinated and aligned systems and family stability. She convenes and catalyzes action around strategies focused on serving children and families that have limited opportunities. Lisa has over 20 years of experience at the state level, focusing on early childhood, child welfare and organizational development policy initiatives. She was involved in work at the policy and structure level to create the early learning hubs that are now around the state. Working locally in the community where she lives, works and plays provides her great energy and satisfaction.
Maria provides technical assistance, training and support to family childcare providers working toward their Oregon's Quality Rating and Improvement System portfolio. Her primary focus is to increase the number of trainings and educational opportunities for our Spanish-speaking childcare providers. Maria completed her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) and has worked in Early Education for eight years. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Veronica focuses on building capacity for parent education with our community partners. A major goal for this work is to normalize parent education as a resource for all families. Veronica received her undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from Western Oregon University. During her free time, she enjoys playing with her toddler and spending time with her family.
Tiffany provides support to all of the initiatives and programs of the Hub, and oversees administration of social media pages and the website. She has worked in public health and in local elementary schools. She loves to bake and try new recipes, spend time with friends and family, and go to sporting events.
Skye's work is focused on helping to meet the social and emotional needs of young children in child care by connecting providers and families with resources. She earned her master’s degree in public health with an emphasis in health promotion from Portland State University and previously served as the service integration coordinator for Salem Health. She is a mom to two energetic young boys and enjoys all of the cultural and outdoor recreation opportunities in the Willamette Valley.