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I Alone Cannot Change the World, but I Can Cast a Stone Across the Waters to Create Many Ripples.
Mother Teresa

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Meet our Board of Directors​




  1. Tammy Branton
    Tammy Branton
    Board Chairman
    Manager, Truliant Federal Credit Union
  2. Sharon Stack
    Sharon Stack
    Secretary/Treasurer
    Director, Mauney Memorial Library
  3. Robin Brackett
    Robin Brackett
    Board Member
    Owner, Robin Brackett Insurance, Inc.
  4. Linda Kiser
    Linda Kiser
    Board Member
    Public Health Nursing Supervisor, Cleveland County Health Department
  5. Betty Dinkler
    Betty Dinkler
    Board Member At-Large
    Retired from Southwestern Child Development Services
  6. Karen Pritchard
    Karen Pritchard
    Board Member
    Director, Cleveland County Department of Social Services
  7. Bonnie Beam
    Bonnie Beam
    Board Member
    Director, Cleveland County Schools Office of School Readiness
  8. Dr. Rita Chen
    Dr. Rita Chen
    Board Member
    Physician, Shelby Children's Clinic
  9. Leslie Cobb
    Leslie Cobb
    Board Member
    President and CEO, United Way of Cleveland County
  10. Dr. Linda Hopper
    Dr. Linda Hopper
    Board Member
    Superintendent Designee, Cleveland County Schools
  11. Sandra Jenkins
    Sandra Jenkins
    Board Member
    Human Resources Assistant, Recruiter, STI, Inc.
  12. Dr. Lori Nanney
    Dr. Lori Nanney
    Board Member
    Education Instructor and Education Department Chair, Cleveland Community College
  13. Dr. Jason Parker
    Dr. Jason Parker
    Board Member
    Associate Dean of the School of Education, Gardner-Webb University
  14. Thomas McGee
    Thomas McGee
    Board Member
    Director, Child Developmental Services Association
  15. Katina Wray-Smith
    Katina Wray-Smith
    Board Member
    Child Care Center Provider, BerryLand Clubhouse
  16. Kerri Melton
    Kerri Melton
    Board Member
    Community Service Director, Cleveland County
  17. Dana Gill
    Dana Gill
    Board Member
    Owner, Jump Start Day Care
  18. Andrea Leslie-Fite
    Andrea Leslie-Fite
    Board Member
    Assistant County Attorney, Cleveland County
  19. Dorothea Wyant
    Dorothea Wyant
    Board Member
    Director, Cleveland County Health Department