Phone (517) 244-1267

Participating Partners

CACS Head Start
Lucy McClintic; Director
Phone: (517) 482-1504

Capital Area District Library
Marisela Garza; Youth Services Specialist
Phone: (517) 367-6300

Capital Area United Way
Patricia Hemingway; Vice President of Community Investment
Phone: (517) 203-5022

Capital Region Community Foundation
Pauline Pasch; Senior Program Officer
Phone: (517) 664-9852

CEI Community Mental Health
Melissa Threadgould; Supervisor Early Intervention
Phone: (517) 887-5263

Child and Family Charities

Christo Rey Community Center
Theresa Pittington; Office Manager
Phone (517) 372-4700 x135

Department of Health and Human Services, Ingham County
Rebecca Mesaros

Eaton RESA: Stepping Up Together
Andrea Ryan; Prevention Specialist
Phone: (517) 541-8785

Great Start to Quality Central Resource Center
Barb Monroe; Program Director
Phone: (517) 336-3767

GSC Family Coalition
Jessica Baker; Parent Liaison

GSC Parent Partners 

Ingham County Health Department

  • Tracie Bolton; WIC
    Phone: (517) 887-4460
  • Lisa Chambers; Family Outreach Services and Vision and Hearing
    Phone: (517) 272-4122
  • Tianna Leon; Strong Start | Healthy Start
    Phone: (517) 272-4106
  • Holly Smego; Children’s Special Health Care Services
    Phone: (517) 887-4322
  • Dana Watson; Strong Start | Healthy Start
    Phone: (517) 887-4322

Ingham Intermediate School District

Ingham Local Leadership Group (LLG)
Effie Alofoje-Carr; Coordinator
Phone: (517) 918-4729

Islamic Center of Greater Lansing
Sondos Al-Hachim
Phone: (517) 402-4065

Kinship Care Support Group
Francine Watts

Lansing Community College
Tricia McKay; Child Development Program
Phone: (517) 483-1972

Lansing Parks and Recreation
Emily Stevens; Manager of Leisure Services
Phone: (517) 483-6074

Lansing School District
Angie Barry; Great Start Readiness Program
Phone: (517) 755-3391

MSU Child Development Labs
Laurie Linscott, Director
Phone: (517) 355-1900

Macaroni Kid East Lansing-Okemos-Haslett
Macaroni Kid Lansing
Amy Romback; Publisher

Michigan State University

PNC Bank
Jennifer Ries; Branch Manager
Phone: (517) 334-1659

Refugee Development Center
Erika Brown-Binion; Executive Director
Phone: (517) 999-5090

South Lansing Ministries
Rev. Dr. Vaughn Thurston-Cox

Spartan Child Development Center
Gloria Sabourin; Assistant Director
Phone: (517) 353-5154

Willow Tree Family Center
Nicole Greiter, President
Phone: (586) 806-WTFC

WKAR: Ready to Learn
Robin Pizzo, Director of Education
Phone: (517) 884-4758



GSC Meeting Calendar

Dates and times of Ingham Great Start Collaborative meetings and work groups.

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Ingham Play & Learn Groups

Play and Learn Groups provide activities for families to play alongside their children and explore many developmental domains. Check out the most recent Play and Learn Group Schedule Here

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Great Start Family Coalition

Serves as a sounding board for parent members of the Great Start Collaborative (GSC)

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Family Learning Connection

Learn more about how you can improve your child’s overall experience and achievement in school.

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Great Start to Quality

The best place for families to search for child care. Check it out today.

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