Board of Directors

The HAAEYC Board of Directors serve to plan, coordinate, and oversee activities and functions of the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children. The President-Elect serves a one-year term. All other board members, including the President and Immediate Past President, serve two-year terms. HAAEYC members at the Affiliate, Comprehensive, or University Student level receive, on an annual basis, ballots for election of officers and directors. Candidates for office are selected by a nominating committee chaired by the Immediate Past President. Nominees must be members and have prior HAAEYC committee participation. Nominees shall reflect the diversity of the organization.

Board Meeting Schedule

The HAAEYC Board meets the second Tuesday of each month. Members are invited to attend. Please call the HAAEYC office at 713.781.2155 to RSVP the Monday morning before the meeting.


Office of the President

The 2013-2014 HAAEYC President is Dr. Deborah Irabor Deborah has been associated with HAAEYC for many years and has served in various board and committee positions over these years. Deborah is the owner of several early cchildhood education programs.


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PRESIDENT

Dr. Deborah Joy Irabor
Director / Owner
Happy Kids


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SECRETARY

Carolyn Wade
Adjunct Professor
UH Downtown


TREASURER

Barbie Brashear
HCDBCC


VICE PRESIDENT: MEMBERSHIP

Ayesha Simpson
Director of Staff Development
Metropolitan Montessori Schools


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VICE PRESIDENT: ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT

Deborah Harris
Regional Manager
Bright Horizons Family Solutions


VICE PRESIDENT: OUTREACH

Kimberly Gonzalez
Regional Director
Child Time


VICE PRESIDENT: PROGRAM

Janine Groth
ECE Trainer / Consultant


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AT-LARGE BOARD POSITION 1

Linda Draper
Administrator


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AT-LARGE BOARD POSITION 2

Maria Garcia
Pre – K Teacher
Katy’s ECEC


AT-LARGE BOARD POSITION 3

Dr. Lee Wright
Adjunct Professor
UH Downtown


AT-LARGE BOARD POSITION 4

Monica Aleman
Neighborhood Centers Inc.


AT-LARGE BOARD POSITION 5

Claudia Zelaya


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AT-LARGE BOARD POSITION 6

Dr. Mary White
Children’s Learning Institute


PAST PRESIDENT

Mary Jane Gomez
Houston Independent School District


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PROGRAM DIRECTOR – EX OFFICIO

Carolyn Green
Program Director
HAAEYC