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.


2021-22 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

Leslie Finlay, Relief Nursery, Early Learning Stakeholders Representative

Jacob Fox, Homes For Good

Tina Gutierez-Schmich, Bethel School District

Todd Hamilton, Springfield Public Schools

Cheryl Henderson, Lane Community College

Melissa Ibarra, Eugene 4J School District

John Lively, Oregon State Representative

Judy Newman, Early Childhood CARES

Adrian Pollut, Parent Representative

Tony Scurto, Lane Education Service District

Annie Soto, Head Start of Lane County

Kraig Sproles, Bethel School District

John Stapleton, PIVOT Architecture

Jeanine Taylor, Early Childhood CARES, Early Learning Stakeholders Representative

Jocelyn Warren, Lane County Public Health

Nina Watkins, Parent Representative

Sheila Wegener, Oregon Department of Human Services





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 via Zoom. However, the ELA Governance Consortium does not meet in July or November.