2017 UHSA Leadership

TriChair Director:

Keri Allred (RUCD)

TriChair Staff:

Christine McAtee (UCA)

TriChair Parent:

Tiffany Pugh (TLC)

Our Mission

The mission of the Utah Head Start Association is to provide support, leadership and advocacy to Utah Head Start programs and their community partners so they can, unitedly, deliver exceptional education, health and family services that help disadvantaged children and families achieve their full potentialWe envision a community where all Utah children and families have the support necessary to thrive and be self-sufficient 

Our Vision for the Utah Head Start Association 

  • To ensure the well-being and self-sufficiency of disadvantaged children and families by supporting the development of Utah’s Head Start programs and staff 

  • To ensure that children and families living in poverty in Utah have equal opportunities 

  • To provide a unified voice to advocate on behalf of Utah’s Head Start programs 


Organizational Values 

Education – We believe in the influence of education to empower individuals and transform communities 

Health – We believe that personal and family health and wellness are the foundation for future success 

Impact – We believe in our ability to make a difference in the lives of children and families, and in the communities where they live  

Opportunity – We believe that everyone deserves the chance to have a successful, healthy, fulfilled life  

Support – We believe that facilitating assistance to those serving disadvantaged children and families increases the likelihood of our collective success