Linda Warren, Ph.D.,
Founder and President of ECA, Inc. & the Warren Institute
Lisa Sullivan, B.A.
Nicole O’Dea, M.A.
Nicole O’Dea, M.A., is a doctoral student in the Developmental Psychology program at Clark University. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Community Health, an M.A. in Human Development and Family Studies specialized in Prevention and Early Intervention, and an M.A. in Developmental Psychology. Nicole’s previous applied experiences have involved the implementation and evaluation of early childhood interventions that provide education and support for diverse families with young children. Her current program of research focuses broadly on the applied developmental implications of caregiver characteristics, experiences of stress and support, and disparities in supports across ecological contexts such as the home, school, and community. Nicole’s educational training and previous experiences contribute to various projects at ECA through using data to inform quality improvement, implementation, and system-related change; developing and carrying out mixed-method evaluations; and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to enhance implementation strategies and ensure quality services.
Kim Davenport brings more than 25 years of experience in early education, higher education, and non-profit management. She has vast management and leadership experience, as well as content development expertise in early education. Kim’s consulting work includes strategic and action planning, grant writing, evaluation reporting, report writing, and coaching and professional development. She works with state and local non-profits, K-12 districts, and institutes of higher education. She supported the design of NH PDG Birth to 5 Strategic Plan; policy paper development for Strategies for Children; and vision, design, and implementation of Full Day Kindergarten in Needham Public Schools. She developed an ECE workforce degree for Fitchburg State University which included the design of 8 new courses for the university. She also holds adjunct faculty positions Fitchburg State University (Graduate Degree Special Education Programs), Worcester State University, and Quinsigamond Community College where she specializes in courses on leadership, collaboration, and communication. She serves as Managing Director of Birth to 3rd Grade Alignment at Edward Street Child Services in Worcester. In this role she is leading city-wide cross-sector partnerships and alignment efforts for educators, community organizations, and leaders. she is a member of the EC/OST Advisory Taskforce convened by DESE/EEC to develop targeted supplemental guidance for early learning programs and school districts related to COVID-19 health & safety practices, developmentally appropriate practice, and family engagement.