Advisory Council


Sylvia Allgaier, Ph.D.

Retired teacher, assistant principal

Richardson Independent School District

David Brown, Ph.D.

Professor of Early Childhood Education

Texas A&M University

Barbara Einsohn, M.S.

Early Childhood Specialist

Getting In Touch

Sadie Funk, M.S.

Executive Director

First3Years

Sue Gainer, M.S.

Retired Vice President

ChildCareGroup

Joanna K. Gentsch, Ph.D.

Director of Student Programs and Community Engagement

UT Dallas

Phone: 972-883-4179

Email: jgentsch@utdallas.edu

Joan Buchanan Hill, Ed.D.

Head of School

Lamplighter School

Lynne Kirk, MD

Professor of Medicine, Internist

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Deborah Lane

Community Action Network Coordinator

Parkland Health & Hospital System

Paula Larsen, JD

Attorney at Law

Goranson Bain, PLLC

Ben Leal

CEO

Jubilee Park and Community Center

Patty Miller, M.S.

Founder & Certified Child Life Specialist

The Power of Nurturing Care

Judith Mullens, M.Ed.

Director of Early Childhood

The Lamplighter School

Melanie Rubin, MPA

Director

Dallas Early Education Alliance

Norma Stone, Ed.D.

Civic Leader

Amy Zuniga, M.A.

Parent Educator

Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas