Phone (517) 244-1267

Participating Partners

CACS Head Start
Oluwakemi Alomo; Early Intervention Services Manager
Phone: (517) 482-1504

Capital Area District Library
Marisela Garza; Youth Services Specialist
Phone: (517) 367-6363

United Way of South Central Michigan
Michele Strasz; Community Impact Director
Phone: (517) 203-5011

Capital Region Community Foundation
Laurie Strauss Baumer; President & CEO
Phone: (517) 281-9054

CEI Community Mental Health
Anne Hughes: Early Intervention Services Coordinator; Families Forward
Phone: (517) 887-5253

Consumers Energy
Wendy Noles; Community Outreach Specialist
Phone: (517) 867-3506

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

Department of Health and Human Services, Ingham County
Rebecca Meszaros; Community Resource Coordinator
Phone: (517) 887-9705

Eaton RESA: School Wellness & Prevention Services
Charles Weber; Prevention Specialist
Phone: (517) 541-8994

Great Start to Quality Central Resource Center
Barb Monroe; 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
  • Ali Rogers; Strong Start | Healthy Start
    Phone: (517) 272-4105
  • Breena Cutter; Children’s Special Health Care Services & Child Lead Program
    Phone: (517) 887-4479

Ingham Intermediate School District

Ingham Local Leadership Group (LLG)
LaSean Thompson; Co-Coordinator
Jasmine Tucker; Co-Coordinator

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

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

Lansing School District
Angela Barry; Universal Preschool
Phone: (517) 755-3391

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

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

St. Vincent Catholic Charities Refugee Services
Chelsea Lafferty; Director
Phone: (517) 323-4134

WKAR: Ready to Learn
Robin Pizzo, Director of Education
Phone: (517) 884-4700



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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Document Library

Important information, files and resources

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Great Start to Quality

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