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Stephanie Shine, PhD

Stephanie Shine, PhD

Grant Manager
Dr. Shine is a faculty member of Human Development and Family Studies. She coordinates policies and procedures between Early Head Start and Texas Tech University. She also oversees budget and grant renewals, works with community partners, supports EHS staff and Director

Denise Aimee Stovall, M.Ed.

Denise Aimee Stovall, M.Ed.

EHS Director
As EHS Director Denise Aimee Stovall performs a variety of duties involve in the development and implementation of the Early Head Start programs. She oversees staff, practicum students and volunteers, and provides direct assistance to parents. She acts as a liaison between the Lubbock Housing Authority, Texas Tech University, EHS parents, and the community.

Madeline Crain-Hewett

Madeline Crain-Hewett, M.Ed.

Parent Advocate Home Base
Madeline Crain-Hewett and her team are responsible for providing parenting skills, child development information, and developmentally appropriate activities for families. In addition they provide screenings, and referrals for developmental, nutritional, and social services as needed in a home base setting for children and families. They provide opportunities for group socialization experiences for families each month.

Dianne Taylor

Dianne Taylor

Health Specialist
As the Health Specialist Dianne Taylor oversees the children's health records for both center-based and home-based children. She also manages the enrollment process for new children. Her duties also include supervising the cook and the nutrition intern to ensure that the children are fed according to USDA standards.

Sherry Alheyari

Sherry Alheyari

Family Support Specialist
As a member of the EHS management team Sherry Alheyari maintains program records for children, parents, and staff. As part of her duties for the parent involvement program she develops and provides parent involvement activities. She also assists parents in finding employment, or higher education. Additionally she is responsible for child care billing, and payment collection.