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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.

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 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.

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