Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Early Childhood Alliance consists of community leaders who advocate for quality early care and education, and support ECA’s mission. Board members are charged with establishing policies, securing adequate funding, monitoring finances, ensuring effective planning, and reviewing the board’s performance.

Current Board Members


Amber Bauer Community Representative President
Ann Waters Travel Leaders Vice President
Nick Toney Community Volunteer Treasurer


Mark Bloom Beckman Lawson
Kelli Packnett Bridge of Grace
Jeri Burkhart Indiana Tech
Hayley Sauer Fort Wayne Community Schools
David Jackson Canterbury Schools
Kylee Bennett Parkview Health
Jeanine Herold Phillips Financial
Kelly Rentschler Indiana Michigan Power
Frank Gomez PNC Bank
Tyler Sipe PHP
Heidi Buffenbarger Stillwater Hospice
Kendall Dudley Billows PNC Wealth Management