Pre-K Task Force Members

Pre-K Task Force Co-Chairs

Mike Luce, Vice Chairman, Harbert Management
Bob Powers, President, The Eufaula Agency

ASRA Pre-K Task Force Members

Carolyn Akers, Executive Director, Mobile Area Education Foundation
Linda Lee, Executive Director, Alabama Chapter – American Academy of Pediatrics
Dee Ard, Early Care Team Leader, Head Start/Early Head Start, Community Action Partnership of North Alabama
Jay Love, Former State Representative; Chairman of Finance, Business Education Alliance
Jeremy L. Arthur, President, Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama
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
Frank “Trippy” McGuire, District Judge, Covington County
Tommy Bice, Education Director, Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation 
Sue McInnish, Retired Executive Director, Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
Jeanie Box, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education, Samford University
Maurice Mercer, Entrepreneur and Pelham City Councilman
Melanie Bridgeforth, President & CEO, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham
Joseph B. Morton, Executive Director, Business Education Alliance
Jacqueline Brooks, Superintendent, Macon County Schools
Caroline Novak, Retired Founding President, A+ Education Partnership
Jeanna Bulman, Pharmacist and Parent, Orange Beach
Jim Page, President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama 
Leslie Carlisle, Carlisle & Associates: Philanthropy Consulting, LLC
(Birmingham Rotary Representative)
Major General Butch Pair, US Army, Retired
Jeff Coleman, President and CEO, Coleman World Group
Barbara Patton, Retired Opelika Chamber President and former Mayor of Opelika
Jerry Courtney, President and CEO, Heart of the Valley YMCA (Huntsville) 
Martha Peek, Former Superintendent (Retired), Mobile Public Schools 
Thaylee Dickerson, Pastor, United Christian Church (Prattville) 
Gail Piggott, Executive Director, Alabama Partnership for Children
Mark Dixon, President, A+ Education Partnership
Robbie Roberts, Executive Director, Harris Early Learning Center
David Donaldson, Vice President, Governmental & Community Relations, Vulcan Materials Company
Kristina Scott, Executive Director, Alabama Possible
Matthew Durdin, Director, State Legislative Programs-Senate, Alabama Farmers Federation
Jimmy Shaw, Superintendent, Florence City Schools
Walter Gonsoulin, Deputy Superintendent of School and Community Support,
Jefferson County Schools
Ann Sikes, Executive Director, Montgomery Education Foundation
Gillian Goodrich, Trustee, Mike and Gillian Goodrich Charitable Foundation
Sally Smith, Executive Director, Alabama Association of School Boards
Phil Hammonds, Co-Chair, Education Steering Committee,
BOLD GOALS Coalition of Central Alabama
Zeke Smith, Executive Vice President, Alabama Power Company
James Harrison, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Harco Drug, Retired
Christie Steigerwald, Owner, Kid Plus Learning Center, Foley
Liz Huntley, Associate, Lightfoot Franklin & White, LLC
Erin Stephenson, VP, Client and Community Relations Director, PNC Bank
Kay Jennings, Executive Director, TCR Child Care Corporation 
Jera Stribling, Executive Director, Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation
Johnny Johns, President and CEO, Protective Life
Lissa Tucker, Director of Governmental Relations, Alabama Association of School Boards
Shelley Jones, Community Volunteer and Retired Elementary School Principal
Leila Watson, Attorney, Cory Watson Attorneys
Maria Kennedy, Executive Director, Daniel Foundation of Alabama 
James C. Wiley, MD, Founder of FOCUS Pediatric Clinic, Mobile
Paul Kennedy, President, Walker Area Community Foundation
Vic Wilson, Executive Director, Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS)
Drew Langloh, President, United Way of Central Alabama
Stephen Woerner, Executive Director, VOICES for Alabama’s Children
Barbara Larson, Development Associate, Public Affairs Research
Council of Alabama
Joan Wright, Executive Director, Childcare Resources