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Kristen Hayes is an independent management consultant, supporting school districts, nonprofits,
institutions of higher education, and cities/counties with managing federal and state grant-
funded programs that provide critical education, health, and family support services.  As a
consultant, Kristen serves as a strategic planning facilitator, grant planner and writer, and
supports leaders with managing change. Previously Kristen was a Senior Program Specialist with
the Office of Head Start and a Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Education.
Kristen holds a Masters of Public Management in Social Policy from the University of Maryland
at College Park, and is currently enrolled in a Data Analytics Certificate Program at Cornell
University.  She is the Vice President of the Massachusetts Head Start Association Board of
Directors and a member of the Massachusetts Head Start State Collaboration Office Advisory
Council.