Cynthia Bonk-Foley Vice President of Head Start and Early Head Start oversees the operations of Head Start and Early Head Start in addition to Thrive by Five Detroit for Starfish Family Services. Cynthia joined Starfish in 1999 as Westwood Head Start Site Leader. Previously she was Head Start Site Leader for Wayne County Regional Education Service Agency (Wayne RESA).
During her tenure at Starfish Family Services, Cynthia has helmed the launch of four Head Start/ Early Head Start programs including two in Detroit which are known as Thrive by Five Detroit. Her entire career has been spent in Early Education in the city of Inkster. She is most proud that many on her team have been with her since her early days at Wayne RESA and believes that the cohesiveness of her team is proof that they truly believe they are making a difference in the lives of family and children in the community. She believes you must have a true passion for your work to be successful at it for thirty years.
Cynthia a life-long resident of Michigan has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education and Special Education from the University of Michigan. She has two children with her husband of thirty years, Kevin Foley. They share a passion for cooking and experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen.