Ms. Burns is president/CEO of Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc. Prior to joining MVCDC in 2007, she served for 30 years as Head Start Director for a nine-county program. Her leadership responsibilities at MVCDC include full oversight of the program which serves over 2,900 children birth to age five, employs over 400 staff members, and has a total budget of approximately $25 million. In addition to her community involvement for MVCDC, Ms Burns is actively involved with the Head Start community at the state, regional and national levels. Ms. Burns has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in education from Wright State University.