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Board of Directors

Executive Board

Board Chair
Liz Hyde


Hyde Engineering, Inc.

Vice Chair
Kelly Metz

Director, Accounting Operations

Synovus Bank


Lauren Leach

AVP, Planning and Population Health

UAB Medicine

Michael "Mike" Rebholz

VP Operations

Protective Life


Past Chair
Jenna Dorlon

Manager of Business Development

American Express

Board Members

Dawn Anderson

Community Volunteer

Retired Early Education Professional

Laura Boyles

Community Volunteer

LaQuisha Buggs

Energy Services Manager

Alabama Power

Cynthia D. Copeland

Intelligence Analyst

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Nedonna Cooper

Executive Director

Tender Loving Educare, Inc.

Dr. William Harper-Hooper IV

Assistant Professor of

Early Childhood Education

University of Montevallo

Scott D. Kellner


Spoiled Rotten Photography

André A. Lessears, Sr.

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

UAB Medicine

Veronica L. Merritt

Chief Compliance Officer, HR

City of Birmingham

Dr. Kristin Powell


Blankenship & Seay Consulting

Mary Smith

Retired, VP Treasury Operations

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Paul S. Bell


Lloyd, Gray, Whitehead & Monroe

John C. Brown

City Manager,

Tarrant, Alabama

Michelle Chambers

Children's Church Ministry Leader

Sixth Avenue Baptist Church

Dr. Chardra Carter

Owner/Strategic Consultant

Hannah Chris Consulting, LLC

Albert Finch

Commercial Banking Professional

JP Morgan Chase

Stuart Johnson

Financial Advisor

Raymond James

Kamonte Kelly

Vice President, Relationship Manager

Cadence Bank

Brandy McKenzie

Project Accountant

Brasfield & Gorrie

Nikki Ming-White

Learning & Development Professional

Regions Financial

Stuart D. Roberts


Bressler, Amery & Ross

Linda Ware

Early Childhood Consultant

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