The Lane Early Learning Alliance Governance Consortium serves as the governing body of the Lane Early Learning Alliance. Membership includes representatives from Lane County Government, parent representatives, and five designated community sectors: health, K-12 education, early education and pre-kindergarten, social/human services, and business and community leaders.


2017-2018 Governance Consortium Members


Gustavo Balderas, Eugene 4J School District

Marian Blankenship , PacificSource Health Plans

Noreen J. Dunnells , United Way of Lane County

Debi Farr , Trillium Community Health Plan

Leslie Finlay, Early Learning Stakeholders

Karen Gaffney , Lane County Government

Tina Gutierez-Schmich , Bethel School District

Todd Hamilton, Creswell School District

John Lively , Oregon State Representative

Judy Newman , Early Childhood CARES

Sue Norton , Lane Community College

Chris Parra, Bethel School District

Darcy Phillips, Cornerstone Community Housing

John Radich , Department of Human Services

Sue Rieke-Smith, Springfield Public School District

George Russell , Community Leader

Lise Schellman, Early Learning Stakeholders

Liz Schneider, Parent Representative

Tony Scurto, Lane Education Service District

Annie Soto , Head Start of Lane County

John Stapleton, PIVOT Architecture


Governance Consortium meetings are considered public meetings and therefore are open to the public as required under ORS 192.630. Click here to view the meeting agenda, materials, and notes.