Pre-K Task Force Members

ASRA Pre-K Task Force Chair

Bob Powers, President, The Eufaula Agency

ASRA Pre-K Task Force Members

Carolyn Akers, Executive Director, Mobile Area Education Foundation
Mike Luce, Retired Vice Chairman, Harbert Management
Dee Ard, Retired Head Start, Pre-K and Home Visiting Leader
Harriet Renorda McFarlin, Past President, Alabama Head Start Association; Region IV Head Start Association Board of Directors
Florence Bellamy, Past President, Alabama Association of School Boards
Sue McInnish, Retired Executive Director, Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
Tommy Bice, Education Director, Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation 
Maurice Mercer, Entrepreneur and Pelham City Councilman
Melanie Bridgeforth, CEO, Women’s Foundation of Alabama
Joseph B. Morton, Executive Director, Business Education Alliance
Jacqueline Brooks, Retired Superintendent, Macon County Schools
Caroline Novak, Retired Founding President, A+ Education Partnership
Jeanna Bulman, Pharmacist and Parent, Orange Beach
Corinn O’Brien, Vice President of Policy, A+ Education Partnership
Leslie Carlisle, Carlisle & Associates: Philanthropy Consulting, LLC
(Birmingham Rotary Representative)
Jim Page, President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama 
Jeff Coleman, President and CEO, Coleman World Group
Major General Butch Pair, US Army, Retired
Jerry Courtney, President and CEO, Heart of the Valley YMCA (Huntsville) 
Barbara Patton, Retired Opelika Chamber President and former Mayor of Opelika
Leslie Cowell, Dean, College of Education, Faulkner University
Martha Peek, Retired Superintendent, Mobile Public Schools 
Nikki Thomas Davis, Executive Director, Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
Gail Piggott, Executive Director, Alabama Partnership for Children
Thaylee Dickerson, Pastor, United Christian Church (Prattville) 
Bart Reeves, Assistant Executive Director for Government Relations
Mark Dixon, President, A+ Education Partnership
Dionne Rosser-Mims, Campus Vice Chancellor, Troy University (Phenix City)
David Donaldson, Vice President, Governmental & Community Relations, Vulcan Materials Company
Chandra Scott, Executive Director, Alabama Possible
Matthew Durdin, Director of External Affairs, Alabama Farmers Federation
Jimmy Shaw, Superintendent, Florence City Schools
Walter Gonsoulin, Superintendent, Jefferson County Schools
Cindy Shackelford, Child Development Chair/Program Coordinator, Jefferson State Community College
Gillian Goodrich, Trustee, Mike and Gillian Goodrich Charitable Foundation
Ann Sikes, Executive Director, Montgomery Education Foundation
Drew Harrell, Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Business Council of Alabama
Sally Smith, Executive Director, Alabama Association of School Boards
Liz Huntley, Associate, Lightfoot Franklin & White, LLC
Zeke Smith, Executive Vice President, Alabama Power Company
Kay Jennings, Executive Director, TCR Child Care Corporation 
Christie Steigerwald, Owner, Kid Plus Learning Center, Foley
Johnny Johns, President and CEO, Protective Life
Erin Stephenson, VP, Client and Community Relations Director, PNC Bank
Shelley Jones, Community Volunteer and Retired Elementary School Principal
Jera Stribling, Executive Director, Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation
Maria Kennedy, Executive Director, Daniel Foundation of Alabama 
Collier Tynes, CEO, VOICES for Alabama’s Children
Paul Kennedy, President, Walker Area Community Foundation
Leila Watson, Attorney, Cory Watson Attorneys
Drew Langloh, President, United Way of Central Alabama
Vic Wilson, Executive Director, Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS)
Barbara Larson, Consultant and Community Volunteer
Joan Wright, Executive Director, Childcare Resources 
Linda Lee, Executive Director, Alabama Chapter – American Academy of Pediatrics
Jay Love, Former State Representative; Chairman of Finance, Business Education Alliance