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The Head Start of Washington County Board of Directors consists of a twelve member Board with four (4) year terms to provide policy and administrative oversight for the agency.
The Board has the following responsibilities:

  • Policy: Making policy decisions-establishment, review, and revisions.
  • Planning: Ensuring the development of long-range planning for human service programs; monitoring of agency activities.
  • Finance: Discretion over local funding; preparation and submission of budgets and reports to the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Personnel: Hiring the Executive Director and/or Directors and assuring that performance standards are met; monitoring the performance of other personnel.

PDF iconHSWC Board of Director By-Laws revision May 2019.pdf

PDF iconIN-KIND FORM revised 2019.pdf


Board of Directors 

Michael Keifer
Board President
Community Representative
Finance Committee Member

Dori Yorks, M. Ed. 
Vice President
Early Childhood Representative
Washington County Family Center
Finance Committee Member

Emily Radaker, CPA 
Fiscal Representative
JLG Industries
Finance Committee Member

Kent K. Matsumoto, Attorney
Legal Representative


Nellie Jorden
Early Childhood Representative


Brooke Kerbs, LMSW
Community Representative
Mental Health Authority


Jolene Wee, CIRA
Community Representative
JW Infinity Consulting
Finance Committee Member

Nicole Twigg, MS, SPHR,

Community Representative
Brooke Lane Health Services

Kari Farrow
Community Representative
Washington County Health Department
Past Head Start Parent



Dr. Lisa Miller
Community Representative
Capitol Woman’s Care


Additional Non-Voting Members:

Dawn Evans
Policy Council Chairperson


Tina Mussolino, CPA
Past HSWC Board of Director
Finance Committee Member

Lakeisha Thrower 
Policy Council Treasurer
Parent Representative

Finance Committee Member


If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors please complete the "Board of Directors Application" below:

 PDF iconHead Start Board Application.pdf

After completion of the application you can email to
or mail to: Head Start of Washington County, Inc., Linda Blontz, 325 W. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown, Md 21740

If you would like more information on our board please call 301-733-0088 x 104