The Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Head Start Policy Council, and administrative team at Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) is committed to the thousands of citizens we serve each year in Mississippi. With strong checks and balances, the Agency’s fiscal integrity remains intact. With visionary leadership from the Board and CEO, creative and clear direction helps maintain focus. With unwavering loyalty and dedication, the Head Start Policy Council ensures quality educational experiences for children. With impeccable professionalism and commitment to the Agency’s mission, the administrative team ensures that the work gets done. This is the leadership of Hinds County Human Resource Agency.

The war on poverty requires a strong army, and that army is only as strong as its leadership. Fueled by the desire to help others help themselves, the leadership of HCHRA is always looking for new funding sources, creative ideas, and passionate volunteers. Our leaders understand that they cannot do it alone. The CEO serves as the visionary – establishing viable plans on how to attack poverty, and the Board provides general oversight of policy and procedures – ensuring that all plans are within acceptable guidelines and the Agency remains fiscally strong.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for Hinds County Human Resource Agency meets on the third Wednesday of each month, and meetings are open to the public.

President & CEO

Kenn Cockrell of Jackson, MS serves as President & Chief Executive Officer for Hinds County Human Resource Agency.

Head Start Policy Council

The Hinds County Human Resource Agency’s Head Start Policy Council provides policy oversight for the Agency’s Head Start and Early Head Start Centers.

Senior Staff/Directors

A group of senior staff and various directors make up the Agency’s management team.