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Advisory Council

Ready Start Advisory Council 

The advisory council advises and helps the network to make decisions to support the network’s mission and vision.  The advisory council will:

·        Ensure that necessary policies and procedures are in the bylaws

·        Approve and update the network blueprint

·        Advise on programs and initiatives to improve early childhood care and education

·        Endorse the allocation of funds to accomplish the goals outlined in the blueprint

·        Ensure transparent, collaborative decision-making is in place


Donald Songy

Gonzales Rotary Club

D-D Breaux 

Louisiana State University

Dr. Libby Sonnier

Director,  Louisiana Policy Institute

Hope Gautreau

Ascension Head Start

Torry Chatman

Little Learners Preparatory Academy

Barbara Guthrie

Community Member

Robert Burgess

Ascension Chamber of Commerce

John Diez Ascension Parish Government
Joni Buquoi Safe Harbor Learning Center