The Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Head Start Policy Council, and administrative team at Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) are 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 Hinds County Human Resource Agency Board 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.

Executive Management

A group of senior staff members comprises the Agency’s Administration and Executive Management team.

Department of Family Opportunities (DFO)

Senior staff members that serve as the management and supervision of DFO.

Fiscal Department

HCHRA Financial leadership is responsible for the documentation and the controlling of incoming and outgoing cash flows and the actual handling of the cash flows.

Head Start/Early Head Start

Our Head Start program leaders are highly specialized in their respective fields, coming together as a team to ensure the development of our youngest minds in Hinds County.

Personnel Department

The Personnel Department is responsible for all employee services. The department leaders ensure that we attract, maintain, and motivate employees while ensuring that the organization’s goals are met, and values are upheld.

Planning and Development

The Planning & Development Department comprises three different internal divisions, the Planning & Development Division, Communications & Development Division, and the Quality Assurance Division.

Property Management & Accountability

The Department of Property Management and Accountability is responsible for developing and enforcing policies, standards, and metrics that guarantee the effective management, control, and accounting of Agency property while maintaining a high level of accountability.