Region II Head Start Association 

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President

Iran Rodriguez, MSSW

First Vice President

Jose Gonzales

Second Vice President

Angie Torres

Treasurer

Joselyn Estevez Vargas

Recording and Corresponding Secretary

Reva Gershen Lowy, EdD

Reva Gershen-Lowy, EdD is the Senior Vice President of the Early Childhood Education Division of Cardinal McCloskey Community Services.  She is responsible for the oversight of the Division’s programs including Early Head Start/Head Start- Center, Home Based and Family Child Care Head Start, Department of Education- Pre-K for All/3K, ACS Early Learn Child Care and Family and Group Child Care along with spearheading and serving as lead for the Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School initiative.  Dr. Gershen-Lowy duties also include ensuring that the Division is meeting all compliance and regulatory requirements, working closely with various CMCS support departments including Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Facilities and Development, along with program expansion, program development and locating sources of funding for agency programs.

 

Dr. Gershen-Lowy was awarded her EdD in Special Education, Educational Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and she has received her NYS certification as a School Administrator-Supervisor along with her NYS Teaching certifications in Special Education and Nursey-6th grade.

Dr. Gershen-Lowy serves on various Head Start Boards and committees.  She services as a member of the National Head Start Association Board. She is a member of the Executive Committee and is the Corresponding Secretary of the New York State Head Start Association. Under her leadership, the Association created a mini-grant program which offers grants to Head Start programs throughout New York State.  

She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Region II-Head Start Association and is serving as corresponding and recording secretary and co-chair of the training committee for the Region’s Annual Conference.

Prior to working at CMCS, Dr. Lowy was the Executive Director/CEO of Little Angels Head Start and, for 23 years, as the Assistant Executive Director of the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center.

Recording Secretary

Parlamentarian

Bonnie Eggenberg

Board Members