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
Harriet Renorda McFarlin, Past President, Alabama Head Start Association; Region IV Head Start Association Board of Directors
Dee Ard, Retired Head Start, Pre-K and Home Visiting Leader
Frank “Trippy” McGuire, Retired District Judge, Covington County
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
Jeanie Box, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education, Samford University
Joseph B. Morton, Executive Director, Business Education Alliance
Melanie Bridgeforth, President & CEO, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham
Caroline Novak, Retired Founding President, A+ Education Partnership
Jacqueline Brooks, Superintendent, Macon County Schools
Jim Page, President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama 
Jeanna Bulman, Pharmacist and Parent, Orange Beach
Major General Butch Pair, US Army, Retired
Leslie Carlisle, Carlisle & Associates: Philanthropy Consulting, LLC
(Birmingham Rotary Representative)
Barbara Patton, Retired Opelika Chamber President and former Mayor of Opelika
Jeff Coleman, President and CEO, Coleman World Group
Martha Peek, Former Superintendent (Retired), Mobile Public Schools 
Jerry Courtney, President and CEO, Heart of the Valley YMCA (Huntsville) 
Gail Piggott, Executive Director, Alabama Partnership for Children
Nikki Thomas Davis, Executive Director, Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
Robbie Roberts, Executive Director, Harris Early Learning Center
Thaylee Dickerson, Pastor, United Christian Church (Prattville) 
Dionne Rosser-Mims, Campus Vice Chancellor, Troy University
Mark Dixon, President, A+ Education Partnership
Chandra Scott, Executive Director, Alabama Possible
David Donaldson, Vice President, Governmental & Community Relations, Vulcan Materials Company
Jimmy Shaw, Superintendent, Florence City Schools
Matthew Durdin, Director of External Affairs, Alabama Farmers Federation
Ann Sikes, Executive Director, Montgomery Education Foundation
Walter Gonsoulin, Superintendent, Jefferson County Schools
Matt Smith, Vice President of Policy, A+ Education Partnership
Gillian Goodrich, Trustee, Mike and Gillian Goodrich Charitable Foundation
Sally Smith, Executive Director, Alabama Association of School Boards
Drew Harrell, Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Business Council of Alabama and Executive Director of the Alliance of Alabama’s Infrastructure
Zeke Smith, Executive Vice President, Alabama Power Company
Liz Huntley, Associate, Lightfoot Franklin & White, LLC
Christie Steigerwald, Owner, Kid Plus Learning Center, Foley
Kay Jennings, Executive Director, TCR Child Care Corporation 
Erin Stephenson, VP, Client and Community Relations Director, PNC Bank
Johnny Johns, President and CEO, Protective Life
Jera Stribling, Executive Director, Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation
Shelley Jones, Community Volunteer and Retired Elementary School Principal
Lissa Tucker, Director of Governmental Relations, Alabama Association of School Boards
Maria Kennedy, Executive Director, Daniel Foundation of Alabama 
Leila Watson, Attorney, Cory Watson Attorneys
Paul Kennedy, President, Walker Area Community Foundation
James C. Wiley, MD, Founder of FOCUS Pediatric Clinic, Mobile
Drew Langloh, President, United Way of Central Alabama
Vic Wilson, Executive Director, Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS)
Barbara Larson, Development Associate, Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama
Stephen Woerner, Executive Director, VOICES for Alabama’s Children
Linda Lee, Executive Director, Alabama Chapter – American Academy of Pediatrics
Joan Wright, Executive Director, Childcare Resources 
Jay Love, Former State Representative; Chairman of Finance, Business Education Alliance