MCCC is governed by a Board of Directors, Parent Policy Council and Executive Management Team. Both the Board of Directors and the Parent Policy Council play an integral role in governance as required by Head Start Performance Standards, while the Executive Management Team ensures all agency operations are compliant with state and federal regulations.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is legally and financially responsible for administering and overseeing MCCC programs, including safeguarding federal funds. They play an active role in program development, planning and evaluation , as well as establish proceduces for recruitment.

  • Elke Geiger - Chair , Hood River Co
  • Anthony Connors - Vice Chair, Klickitat Co
  • Barbara Young - Treasurer, Skamania Co
  • Kim Granville Taylor - Secretary, Wasco Co
  • Cheryl Park - Director, Hood River Co
  • Maria Diaz - Director, Hood River Co
  • Daniel Blevins - Director, Klickitat & Skamania Co
  • Shannon M O'Brien - Director, The Dalles
  • Shawna Pruitt - Policy Council Chair

Parent Policy Council

The Parent Policy Council is comprised of parents who have a child actively participating in an MCCC program and elected by their peers from each site. The council is responsible for approving and submitting to the Board, all decisions regarding activities that promote parent involvement in program operations, responsiveness to community needs, and program activities.

Policy Council meets the last Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00PM at MCCC’s Central Office – 1100 E Marina Way, Suite 104., Hood River, Oregon 97031.

During COVID-19, and until further notice, all Policy Council meetings are conducted virtually via Zoom meetings.

  • Shawna Pruitt - Chair
  • Danyell Beyer - Vice Chair
  • John Young - Treasurer
  • Kaelene McNair - Secretary

Executive Management Team

MCCC is pleased to announce that Freddy Gonzalez will serve as Interim Executive Director as of October 25, 2022. Read More

  • Freddy Gonzalez - Executive Director
  • Ronda Hull - Associate Director
  • Collice Martens - Finance Director
  • TBD - Human Resource Director
  • Freddy Gonzalez - IT Facilities & Transportation Director

Management Team

  • Ronda Hull - Child Care Director
  • Julia Garcia-Ramirez - Child Care Director
  • Collice Martens - Finance Manager
  • Heather Odden - Human Resource Manager
  • Justin Phillips - IT System Administrator
  • Ryan Weddle - Education & Disability Manager
  • Karen Porter - Family Services Manager
  • Ellie Dirks - Health, Nutrition & Safety Manager
  • Noelle Hanson - Executive Assistant