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New Board of Directors Named as Advocates for Early Education

Childcare Resources Announces Board of Directors and Executive Officers for 2022

Childcare Resources, a Birmingham-based non-profit organization and United Way of Central Alabama partner agency, has announced Executive Officers and Board Members for 2022. The leadership, including five new members, will continue to drive philanthropic endeavors to support the organization’s mission through strategic partnerships, donor relations, advocacy, and strategic planning.

There are more than 40,000 eligible children in the state of Alabama without access to high-quality, affordable child care options and are missing out on resources vital to their development,” 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.”

The Executive Officers and Board Members for 2022 include:

Chairman: Rick Morris

President, R2 Consulting, LLC

Vice Chair: Jenna Dorlon

Manager of Business Development, American Express

Secretary: Liz Hyde

President, Hyde Engineering, Inc.

Treasurer: Jay Snipes

Operations Director/Senior Advisor, Bureau of Fiscal Service

Department of the Treasury

Past Chairman: Michael F. Walker

Attorney, Bradley

New Members include Albert Finch (Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Colony Bank), Lizzie Harbin (VP of Public Affairs, Communication, Education, and Human Relations, PCCA), Dr. William Hooper IV (Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Montevallo), Lauren Leach (AVP, Planning and Population Health, UAB Medicine), and Mary Smith (VP Treasury Operations – Retired, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama)

Returning Members include Laura Boyles (Community Volunteer), 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 (Loan Officer, MortgageRight), Cynthia D. Copeland (Intelligence Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation), Jennifer Couch (EMS Compliance & Quality Assurance, Southern Company), Michael Humber (Managing Director, Elyton Capital), Emily Jensen (Vice President, Private Banking, First Horizon Bank), Stuart Johnson (Financial Advisor, Raymond James), Scott D. Kellner (Owner, Spoiled Rotten Photography), 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), Dr. Ty Moody (Executive Director/Founder, Einstein’s Playground), Dr. Kristin Powell (Psychologist/Consultant, Blankenship & Seay Consulting), Michael Rebholz (2VP Operations, Protective Life), Terrica Richardson (HR Recruiting Consultant II, Wells Fargo), Donna Wages (Director of Professional Services, C Spire Wireless), and Martina Winston (AVP and Senior HR Partner, Protective Life).

To learn more about Childcare Resources, visit or call (205) 945-0018 Ext. 306.

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