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About Us

head start teacher and students

Pinal Gila Community Child Services Inc. (PGCCS) is a family centered, community based, not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for pre-school children and promotes self-sufficiency for families, in order to build stronger, healthier communities.

PGCCS is the Head Start Grantee and Operator in Pinal & Gila counties serving prenatal to five-year-olds:

802 PGCCS Head Start Enrollment Slots

599 slots = 35 Preschool Center Base Classrooms

33 slots = 4 Toddler Center Base Classrooms

170 slots = 17 Home Base

Board governance

Jesse Kraus, President

Caryl Chase, Vice President

Linda Good, Treasurer

Aimee Powell, Secretary

Carolyn Lopez, PC Member

Diana Reed, PC Member

preschool head start classroom teacher

STAFF DIRECTORY

Senior Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer
Charity Russell MBA

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Claudine Sabel M.A.

Operations Director
Stacy Hernandez

Family Engagement Manager
Katrina Relph-Mueller

Health Manager
Connie Morrison

Facilities Manager
Juanoka Hall

Home Base Manager
Kimberly Williams

Lead Area Education Manager
Amy Hust

Area Education Manager
Barbie Moreno

Finance Director
Vanessa Mendoza MBA

Family Engagement Director
Carla Ramsey

Technology Systems Manager
Anthony Felix

Child Development Director
Jason Clark

Finance Manager
Paula Smith

Human Resource Manager
Rosaysela Talamantes

Planning & Data Manager
Sonia Loya

Disability Manager
Toni Limbrick

HQEL Manager
Gina Perez

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Compliance Specialist
Pat Davis

Program Quality Specialist
Carol Giddens

Health Specialist
Luz Anderson

Health Specialist
Norma Rodriguez

Nutrition Specialist
Jaida McLemore

Home Base Supervisor
Sara Maestas

Home Base Supervisor
Cassandra Honeycutt

Lead Coach
Tiffany Devereaux

Coach
Carmen Velarde
Martha Gonzalez
Vacant

Human Resource Specialist
Melissa Tidwell

Human Resource/IT Specialist
Mariana Ortega

Behavioral Health Manager
Adriana Soto

Mental Health Specialist
Richelle Kimura

Lead ERSEA Specialist
Leticia Guzman

ERSEA Specialist
Janet Aguilar

Education Specialist
Veronica Gant

Home Base Specialist
Tami Hoover

Home Base Coach
Marybel Beltran

Our locations

APACHE JUNCTION

900 N Plaza Dr.

Apache Junction, AZ 85120

CASA GRANDE

468 W McMurray Blvd

Casa Grande, AZ 85122

COOLIDGE

227 W Pinkley Ave, Coolidge, AZ 85128

ELOY

114 E 3rd St.

Eloy, AZ 85131

MAMMOTH

111 W Dungan Dr # 47

Mammoth, AZ 85618

MARICOPA

44931 W Edwards Cir.

Maricopa, AZ 85139

MIAMI

131 Plaza Ave.

Miami, AZ 85539

SAN TAN VALLEY

301 Combs Rd #505

Queen Creek, AZ 85140

STANFIELD

515 S Stanfield Rd.

Stanfield, AZ 85172

SUPERIOR

150 N Lobb Ave.

Superior, AZ 85173

TOLTEC

3905 W Marsh Ave.

Eloy, AZ 85131

WINKELMAN

824 Thorne Ave.

Hayden, AZ 85135

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