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.


2020-21 Governance Consortium Members


Marian Blankenship, PacificSource Health Plans

Reta Doland, Oakridge School District

Noreen J. Dunnells, United Way of Lane County

Debi Farr, Trillium Community Health Plan

Karen Gaffney, Lane County Health & Human Services

Lynne Grilley, Parenting Now!, Early Learning Stakeholders Representative

Tina Gutierez-Schmich, Bethel School District

Todd Hamilton, Springfield Public Schools

Cheryl Henderson, Lane Community College

Theya Joslin, Quality Care Connections

John Lively, Oregon State Representative

Judy Newman, Early Childhood CARES

Chris Parra, Bethel School District

Darcy Phillips, Cornerstone Community Housing

John Radich, Department of Human Services

George Russell, Community Leader 

Tony Scurto, Lane Education Service District

Jeanine Taylor, Early Childhood CARES, Early Learning Stakeholders Representative

Annie Soto, Head Start of Lane County

John Stapleton, PIVOT Architecture

Jocelyn Warren, Lane County Public Health





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. Meetings are held the 2nd Friday of each month, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Early Childhood CARES (1500 West 12th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402). However, the ELA Governance Consortium does not meet in July, August, or November.