Early Learning Leadership CouncilThe Early Learning Leadership Council (ELLC) is a cross-sector collaborative governance structure for the region’s Early Learning Hub and is integrated into the High Desert Education Service District (HDESD) organizational structure. The role of the ELLC is to ensure alignment of services, practices and priorities to achieve the region’s shared outcome goals for young children and their families, and to ensure a seamless transition for young children from the early learning years into school. The overarching responsibility of the ELLC is to work collectively across agency and organizational boundaries to:
- Maximize resources
- Help the region develop a coordinated and effective early learning system
- Ensure that all children, regardless of family situation, receive the opportunities and supports needed to enter kindergarten healthy and prepared for success in school.
Meeting ScheduleAll meetings from 2:00 – 4:00 at High Desert ESD
- March 6, 2019
- May 1, 2019
Tim Rusk, Chair, MountainStar
Patty Wilson, Vice Chair, NeighborImpact
Paul Andrews, Ed.D, High Desert ESD
Ben Bergantz, Pacific Crest Affordable Housing
Lori Colvin, Healthy Families of the High Desert
Caroline Cruz, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Muriel DeLaVergne - Brown, Crook County Health Department
Leticia Hernandez, Parent and Diversity Representative
Rena Gibney, Department of Human Services
Tamarra Harris, Mosaic Medical
Tamarra Harris is the System Clinics Manager for Pediatrics at Mosaic Medical. In addition to managing the pediatric clinics and programs, she enjoys collaborating with community partners in Central Oregon to identify and expand pediatric services to meet community needs. Her patients and their parents represent the most critical network that she is passionate about advocating for and continues to bring in various programs as well as expand services and locations to improve their access to quality healthcare. She is an alumni of both Simpson University and California Health Leadership College out of California.
Tamarra is married with four grown boys. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, camping, cross country skiing – well, all things outdoors.