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4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.


Ask the Experts Q and A LOCATION: Promenade 202 A-B


Get your questions answered on the biggest issues facing Head Start programs today! Join Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, Acelero, and Wipfli LLP for details on hot issues relating to program governance; monitoring; parent engagement; alternate funding sources, and the Supercircular.


NOTE: This hour-long special session is open exclusively to attendees of the following three special tracks:


Risky Business: Feldesman Tucker’s Managing Hotspots in Your Head Start Program Head Start/Early Head Start Requirements: Protocol, In-Kind, Governance, PARS, and Updates –Wipfli Training Solution Acelero Learning’s Improving Educational Practice: Supporting Center Directors as Educational Leaders.


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to ask your questions directly to the experts on this panel – between them they have decades of experience dealing with tough issues like those facing your Head Start program! The panel will feature the following experts:


Edward “Ted” Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Waters has worked with Head Start programs and other federal grantees for over 20 years on a wide variety of grants issues. As Managing Partner of the firm’s Health Law and Federal Grants practice groups, he focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems, usually in crisis situations. He has also led web-based and in-person trainings for thousands of Head Start staff on numerous topics, including the Supercircular.


Zoë Beckerman, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP A partner in the firm’s Federal Grants and Health Care practice groups, Beckerman helps Head Start and Early Head Start grantees solve compliance problems. She also designs and leads seminars and trainings across the country on a wide variety of grants-related topics. Her counseling and training work both ensure that grantees are up-to-date on legal and regulatory changes, monitoring strategies, governance, human resources issues, and techniques to help clients respond to critical events and protect their grants.


Lori Levine, SVP of Head Start Services, Acelero Learning, Inc. Levine oversees Acelero Learning's family and community engagement, ERSEA, health and nutrition, mental health/disabilities work and the home-based program. She has extensive background in public health, family support and organizational and systems change, and prior to joining Acelero Learning, she served as Borough Commissioner of Child Protection for New York City's Administration for Children's Service.


Steve Lipton, MBA, Partner in Charge, Wipfli LLP Lipton leads Wipfli’s Nonprofit and Government Practice and focuses on helping organizations improve the way they work, while staying in compliance, so they can focus on their mission. Working with organizations on diverse operational improvement and planning efforts, he helps ensure organizations are working in as community- oriented a way as possible.


Denes Tobie, CPA, Partner, Wipfli LLP As a partner in Wipfli’s Nonprofit and Government Practice (NGP), Denes oversees audit engagements and consult- ing opportunities. She works with clients to maintain compliance with laws and regulations. Denes also oversees NGP’s training practice, training agencies on regulations, best practices, and governance. She enjoys presenting the results of Wipfli’s work and helpful recommendations to boards of directors and management teams.


54 National Head Start Association APRIL/MAY 2014


MONDAY


5:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.


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