The Alignment Rockford Health Starts Team's focus is to equip families of children ages 0-5 with the tools needed to excel in school. This team takes a regional approach to creating sustainable change within the early childhood system in Winnebago County. 

The team is comprised of the following members:

Chair: Kim Nelson, Rockford Public Schools
Vice Chair: Rebecca Epperson, Chartwell Agency

Vicki Beck - Crusader Clinic

Julie Chandler - Rockford Public Schools

Amy Jo Clemens - Northern Illinois University
Becky Cook Kendall - Rockford Health Council
Darcy Dunn - Fairview Early Childhood Center
Rachel Feigel - YWCA

Teresa Fillers - Rockford Public Schools
Omer Francis - Spirit of Truth Church
Cheri Fuller - Rockford Public Schools

Jessica Hendon - Alpine Bank
Kathleen Kurtz - Easter Seals Children's Development Center
Joanne Lewis - City of Rockford Head Start
Lynn Liston - Child and Family Connections
Julie Chandler - Rockford Public Schools
Bruce Parks - Youth Services Network
Ryan Reinecke – Harlem School District

Anita Rumage - Circles of Learning

Tiffany Staman – Pregnancy Care Center

Sarah Wolf - Discovery Center