All HOPES programs are staffed with dedicated professionals who have extensive experience and hold the necessary credentials for their field of expertise. Staff members are multi-lingual and ethnically diverse. HOPES recognizes the importance of ongoing professional development and provides opportunities for staff to enroll in specialized courses, workshops and credentialing programs.
Ora Welch, M. Ed.
President & CEO
Director, Finance and Accounting
Director, Human Resources
Joselyn Estevez Vargas, MS. Ed.
Director, Children & Family Services
Early Childhood Services
Barbara Panas, MA. Ed
Manager, Early Childhood Development and Education
Manager, Early Head Start Program
Yvette A. Ypelaar, MA. Ed.
Manager, Monitoring Systems & Analysis
Manager, Community Programs
Manager, Information Systems