Guylaine L. Richard
Presently Dr. Richard works as the Training and Technical Assistance Program Manager of the National Center on Parents, Family and Community Engagement at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Children Boston Hospital.
Dr. Richard has held several positions in Head Start and has had the distinct privilege to be recognized as a National Head Start Fellow, where she developed new project initiatives for the Health and Disabilities Branch, as well as representing the Family and Youth Services Bureau in research and health initiatives with other Federal agencies. She brings a wealth of experience as a Head Start Director, Training and Technical Assistance Health Specialist, Start-up Planner, and Head Start Federal Reviewer in the areas of Program Design and Management, Health, Nutrition, Mental Health, Disabilities and Early Head Start. Dr. Richard held consultant roles, namely that of an Early Childhood and Management Consultant for the National Head Start Association (NHSA) where she served as Team Leader for the NHSA Quality Initiative and is a faculty member of NHSA’s Annual Administrators and Mid-Managers Academy. As the President of RichardEtc, LLC, she provided training and consultation to Head Start and other local, regional and national programs in the areas of leadership, organizational development, program quality and staff professional development. She is the author of “Right from the Start: the Sooner, the Better”: a resource guide to quality services delivery to pregnant women and expectant families in Head Start and Early Head Start.
In addition, Dr. Guylaine L. Richard, is a medical graduate from the School of Medicine and Pharmacy in Haiti; a graduate from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Public Health and the John Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. She brings more than 25 years of experience leading successful programs, educating and providing training and technical assistance in the field of public health, administration and education to various national and international agencies serving at-risk populations. Dr. Richard is the founder and chairperson of WISEOP, a non-profit organization dedicated to the attainment of self-sufficiency through education and leadership. She is the President of Richard Etc, LLC, a woman, veteran, minority owned and certified small business enterprise providing training and consultation to local, regional, national and international programs in the areas of leadership, organizational development, program quality and staff professional