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Childcare Resources Announces New Board Leadership


Contact: Morgan Hargrove Emahiser, Director of Development or 205-945-0018 Ext. 306

Birmingham, Alabama (January 23, 2019) ─ Childcare Resources, a Birmingham-based non-profit organization that makes quality child care happen by providing information, education, and assistance to families, providers of child care, and the community, has announced the new Executive Committee and Members of their Board of Directors for 2019.  The leadership, including three new members, will continue to drive philanthropic endeavors to support the organization’s mission through community partnerships, donor relations, advocacy, and strategic planning, and will be installed on Friday, January 18, 2019 during the Agency Annual Meeting to be held at Childcare Resources.

“VOICES for Alabama’s Children 2018 Alabama Kids Count Data Book reports that 27% of children in Alabama live in poverty, while two-thirds of Alabama’s children live in households where both parents are in the workforce. Thankfully, our volunteer leaders value Childcare Resources as a contributing solution to helping children in our community find access to high quality education, and will champion efforts to grant these families access to resources and support rather than forego the opportunity for a brighter future for their children as a result of cost,” said Joan Wright, Executive Director of Childcare Resources.  “Our Board Members work tirelessly for those in need.”

The 2019 Board of Directors Executive Committee for Childcare Resources includes:

  • Board Chair – Samika Williams, VP of Strategic Network Partnerships, Alacare Home Health & Hospice

  • Vice Chair – Jason L. Bryant, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking, National Bank of Commerce

  • Secretary – Martina Winston, 2VP and Senior HR Partner/Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Protective Life 

  • Treasurer – Michael F. Walker, Partner, Bradley

  • Past Chairman – Keith P. Johnson, General Manager and Vice President, Ingram Equipment Company 

New Members of the Childcare Resources Board of Directors are Michelle Chambers (Sixth Avenue Baptist Church), Jessica Everest (Shareholder at Maynard Cooper & Gale PC), and Stuart Johnson (Financial Advisor, Raymond James).

Returning Members to the Childcare Resources Board of Directors include Darren Allen (Dean of Students, Lawson State Community College), E. Hayes Arendall (Corporate Counsel II, BBVA Compass), Harrison Bishop (President, Amerex Corporation), Molly Bruce (Program Manager, ProAssurance Companies), Jason Cook (Realtor, ReMax Advantage), Jennifer Couch (EMS Compliance and Quality Assurance, Southern Company), Carol Muse Evans (Publisher/Owner, Birmingham Parent), K. Christine Fontana (Attorney, The Fontana Law Firm), Mitchell Greggs (Associate, Maynard Cooper & Gale PC), Christopher E. Holmes (Production Director, Alabama Public Television), Michael Humber (Managing Director, Elyton Capital), Rick Morris (Owner/President, R2 Consulting), Martin Nalls (Director of Support Services, Homewood City Schools), Terrica Richardson (Recruiting Consultant II, Wells Fargo), and Corlette Stewart-Burns (Owner and Senior Strategist, Think Tank Communications).

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