Volunteers are vital to the success and growth of our organization. We hope you consider taking part to lend your expertise to one of these committees.  

Be part of making your professional community stronger by volunteering with FHSA for a committee! Committees typically meet monthly by conference call. Below is a list of our committees. If you find a committee or two you would like to lend your time and talents, simply fill out the volunteer interest form below by clicking on the Sign-Up and Volunteer button.  Committee involvement is only open to active FHSA members. We hope you take advantage of this wonderful member benefit and get more involved with helping move the association forward. 

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  • Advocacy Committee - The Advocacy Committee is responsible for supporting the mission, vision, purpose, and strategic plan of the Association. FHSA is dedicated to the issues that affect Head Start. As a state-level organization, we are a close-knit, collaborative community, and we celebrate daily the many successes that each Florida Head Start program provides for Florida's families.

Chair: Bob Bialas 

Awards Committee- The Awards Committee works in partnership with the Region IV Head Start Association (RIVHSA) on the development and implementation of the annual awards program. The committee is responsible for establishing a nomination and selection process and ratify state nominations to RIVHSA. 

Co-Chairs: Open

  • By-Laws Committee - responsible for creating and maintaining the organization's bylaws, which is the set of rules that guide FHSA operations and activities.
Chair: Tim Center
  • Finance Committee - shall prepare an annual budget, recommend fees for membership dues, review the Association's financial status, and provide direction and leadership in fundraising efforts in conjunction with the Board of Directors and staff of the Association. 

Chair: Gloria Gonzalez, FHSA Treasurer

  • Membership Committee - shall provide direction and leadership to expand membership in the Association, develop and evaluate member services, and review and recommend changes to the Association's Bylaws in conjunction with the Board of Directors and staff of the Association. 

Chair: Sean Murnane, FHSA Vice President

  • Professional Development Committee  shall work in partnership with Florida institutions to aid with articulation, identify funding streams for assisting staff with continuing education, and generally advocate for programs and staff to assist with meeting educational mandates. The Committee shall determine training and technical assistance needs, plan and implement training events in conjunction with The Board of Directors and staff of the Association. 

    FHSA Professional Development Committee has six (6) sub-committees to help assist with the annual conference planning. These sub-committees work hard to ensure our conferences have something for everyone while making the event an educational, memorable, and pleasant experience for all attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and special guests. Check them out by clicking here. 
Chairs: Francesca Brown and Michelle Toral
  • Research Committee shall conduct, support, and disseminate high-quality research that informs policy and practices and promotes successful children, strong families, effective programs, and healthy communities. 
Chairs: Dr. Maite Riestra-Quintero and Kim Singer