Sheila Hansen - Child & Family Policy Center

Sheila Hansen

Every Child Counts Director / (515) 280-9027 ext. 114

Sheila concentrates her work on building a strong network of support for the youngest citizens of our state.

She brings to CFPC over a decade of expertise in the early-childhood and advocacy fields. She worked with the WIC/MCH program serving several Iowa counties as the Maternal/Child Health coordinator and provided direct services and advocacy with parents through Head Start and Early Head Start. Sheila then decided to concentrate solely on advocacy and worked for the Iowa Head Start Association as executive director/advocacy consultant prior to joining CFPC in 2004.

Sheila serves on the boards of the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children and the Iowa Head Start Association and is co-chair of the Early Childhood Iowa Stakeholders Alliance Steering Committee. She holds degrees in sociology and psychology from the University of Iowa and has certification in Parents as Teachers, HOPES and as a Family Development Specialist.



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