Advisory Group

The Advisory Group is comprised of:

  • faculty from two- and four-year colleges and universities
  • Early On Coordinators and early childhood intervention professionals
  • family members
  • other key stakeholders.


The primary tasks of the Advisory Group are to:

  • advise and provide input on the activities of the Early On Center
  • review and recommend instructional materials
  • share resources
  • discuss current trends and new requirements
  • strengthen the connection between research and practice

The Advisory Group strengthens the connections and collaborative activities among faculty, students, families, early childhood intervention systems and early intervention professionals.

Meetings are held quarterly (face-to-face, phone conference, and through webinars).



For more information

If you are interested in learning more about the Advisory Group or how to participate in meetings, please contact the Early On Center Coordinator, Kari Holmberg at

Advisory Group Members

The following people are members of the Early On Center for Higher Education Advisory Group:

Janine Bartley, Professor, Grand Valley State University

Cheryl Bloomquist, NMC Child Development Program Coordinator/Instructor, Northwestern Michigan College

Lisa Brewer, Occupational Therapy Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Saginaw Valley State University

Christy Callahan, Director, Clinton County RESA OIP

Mary Ann Ellis, Assistant Professor, Madonna University

Tricia Foster, Assistant Professor/Occupational Therapist, Eastern Michigan University

Sheryl Goldberg, Training Institute Coordinator, Michigan Assoc. for Infant Mental Health

Holly Hoffman, Associate Professor, Central Michigan University

Kari Holmberg, Coordinator, Early On Center for Higher Education

Kelly Hurshe, Consultant, MDE

Chandra Jones, Parent

Denise Ludwig, Associate Professor, GVSU

Stephanie Peters, Consultant

Julie Ricks-Doneen, Assistant Professor, Oakland University

Peggy Thelen, Associate Professor of Education, Alma College

Mary Tomczyk, Madonna University

Claire Vallotton, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Diana Wilcox, Assistant professor, Madonna University

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