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Evelyn Polk Green

Project Director

Evelyn Polk Green is the STARNET Region V Project Director. She has been involved in early childhood education for over 30 years, working as a teacher assistant, classroom teacher, resource specialist, coach and administrator. A graduate of National Louis and Northern Illinois Universities, Evelyn is active in child and adult mental health advocacy. She serves as a member of the Network on Children’s MentalHealth Research funded by the MacArthur Foundation and is a past board member and National President of both the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).

Tiffany Posey

Family Resource Specialist

Tiffany Posey is the Family Resource Specialist with STARNET V. Tiffany began her employment with Chicago Public Schools in 2011 as a Children & Family Benefit Liaison. She transitioned into her current role as the Family Resource Specialist with STARNET in 2016. Prior to Chicago Public Schools, Tiffany worked as a Parent Educator with Christopher House. There she focused on the development of infants and toddlers and their bonding and relationships with their mother. Tiffany is a mom of twin boys and a toddler daughter. She has her Masters from North Park University and her Bachelors from Denison University in Educational Studies.

Monique Hovinga

Early Childhood Resource Specialist

Monique Hovinga is the Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARNET V. Monique has ten years of experience in the child development field; which includes working in private, state, and federally funded programs. She has served as a teacher, teacher mentor, private tutor, education coach, and disabilities mental health coordinator. Monique holds a Masters of Child Development degree from Erikson Institute, where she specialized in infancy and administration.