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New Board of Directors Named as Advocates for Early Education

Childcare Resources Announces Board of Directors and Executive Officers for 2021

Childcare Resources, a Birmingham-based non-profit organization and United Way of Central Alabama partner agency, has announced Executive Officers and Board Members for 2021. The leadership, including four new members, will continue to drive philanthropic endeavors to support the organization’s mission through strategic partnerships, donor relations, advocacy, and strategic planning.

More than a quarter of children in the State of Alabama are missing out on resources vital to their development, with 57 percent of children between the ages of three and four not in school,” says Joan Wright, Executive Director of Childcare Resources. “Thankfully, our Board leadership values Childcare Resources as a contributing solution to the gap in support for young families across our community and will champion efforts that help ensure all children receive the absolute best start in life.”

Executive Officers and Board Members for 2021:

  • Chairman: Michael F. Walker – Attorney, Bradley

  • Vice Chairman: Rick Morris – President, R2 Consulting, LLC

  • Secretary: Jennifer Couch – EMS Compliance & Quality Assurance, Southern Company

  • Treasurer: Michael Humber – Managing Director, Elyton Capital

  • Past Chairman: Jason Bryant – Senior VP, Commercial Banking, CenterState Bank

New Members include Laura Boyles (Community Volunteer), Scott Kellner (Owner, Spoiled Rotten Photography), Dr. Ty Moody (Executive Director/Founder, Einstein’s Playground), and Dr. Kristin Powell (Psychologist/Consultant, Blankenship and Seay Consulting Group)

2021 Board Chair, Michael Walker

Returning Members include E. Hayes Arendall (Corporate Counsel II, BBVA Compass), John C. Brown (Contractor & Multifamily Housing, Business Development, Spire Energy), LaQuisha Buggs (Industrial Services Manager, Alabama Power), Michelle Chambers (Children’s Church Ministry Leader, Sixth Avenue Baptist Church), Terri Coleman, Ed. S. (Counselor, Hoover City Schools, Trace Crossings Elementary), Jason Cook (Realtor, Re/Max Advantage), Cynthia D. Copeland (Intelligence Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation), Jenna F. Dorlon (Manager of Business Development, American Express), Jessica Everest (Shareholder, Maynard Cooper & Gale PC), K. Christine Fontana (Attorney, The Fontana Law Firm), Liz Hyde (President, Hyde Engineering Inc.), Emily Jensen (Vice President, Private Banking, IBERIABANK), Stuart Johnson (Financial Advisor, Raymond James), Veronica L. Merritt (Chief Compliance Officer, HR, City of Birmingham), Kelly Metz (Vice President, Strategic Finance, Synovus Mortgage), Nikki Ming-White (Learning & Development Professional, Regions Financial ), Michael Rebholz (2VP Operations, Protective Life), Terrica Richardson (HR Recruiting Consultant II, Wells Fargo), Chasiti G. Shepherd (President, BGrace Media), Jay Snipes (Director of Debt Collection Services Division, Department of the Treasury), Donna Wages (Director of Professional Services, C Spire Wireless), and Martina Winston (AVP and Senior HR Partner, Protective Life).

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