Shawnee Hooper Joins Capital Area Head Start as New Executive Director

Hooper brings valuable experience, enthusiasm, and advocacy to her new role at Keystone Human Services’ Capital Area Head Start.

Keystone Human Services (KHS) announced that Capital Area Head Start (CAHS), a part of KHS and leader in supporting children and families in central PA for over 30 years, has completed a thorough search and named Shawnee Hooper as Executive Director. Hooper is a strong advocate for children and comes to KHS and CAHS from her recent role as Preschool Program Specialist for The Pennsylvania Key.

Allan Ausman, Chairman of the Board of Keystone Service Systems noted that “This appointment highlights our commitment to continued services, supports, and advocacy for all the children and families of our region. We look forward to working closely with Shawnee Hooper.”

Robert Baker, Vice President of KHS said, “Capital Area Head Start and KHS have selected a leader with experience, enthusiasm, and talent to continue to develop this strong program which is so vital to our community. Shawnee Hooper will advocate for the 1200 children and families supported by CAHS, and work hand in hand with its 270 employees and the community.  The entire KHS community from around the world joins with CAHS to welcome her to her new role.”