The board of Riverbend Head Start & Family Services has appointed Kristin Tanzyus, market manager in WorkPlace Banking at PNC Bank in Missouri and Downstate Illinois, as board chairwoman.
She replaces outgoing Chairman, James Wing of New American Funding of Glen Carbon, who has served as chairman of the board since 2016.
Tanzyus has been a member of the RHSFS Board of Directors since 2011. Since that time, she has served on the Human Resources Committee and has been instrumental in the development of personnel policies and staffing plans. Additionally, Tanzyus has worked diligently during the executive search when the board appointed Eugene Howell as president and CEO back in December 2017 and in seeking a finance director.
Other officer roles were filled and elected by the board for the 2018-2019. The board members appointed to new roles include Angela (Braida) Adams, vice chairwoman; Matt Waters, secretary; and Cindy Smalley, treasurer.
New board members elected include Tom Haine, attorney at law; Krista Miller from Madison County Urban League; and Jen Weber, of the Bethalto School District.
Riverbend Head Start & Family Services began supporting the families and individuals of Madison County in 1916. The agency now operates six centers, offering a two generational approach supporting growth of both parents and children through its Head Start and Early Head Start programs that serve more than 2,000 people each year.