We care deeply about the children and families in our community. We are here for you as
we all face the challenges related to the Coronavirus. This pandemic has brought rapid
changes and much stress in our daily lives. Parents, child care providers, businesses and our
economy are significantly impacted. We will continue to advocate for safe and healthy
prevention strategies and educational opportunities in our community. We must all make
intentional efforts to remain healthy and curb the spread of this virus.

COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Care Givers
I Alone Cannot Change the World, but I Can Cast a Stone Across the Waters to Create Many Ripples.​​
Mother Teresa

  1. 1
    Sandra Jenkins, Board Chair
    STI HR Generalist/Recruiter
  2. 2
    Tammy Branton, Secretary/Treasurer, Past Chair
    Truliant Federal Credit Union Manager
  3. 3
    Robin Brackett, Executive Committee, Past Chair
    State Farm Insurance-Robin Brackett, Agent
  4. 4
    Dr. Rita Chen, Executive Committee, At-Large
    Shelby Children’s Clinic Pediatrician
  5. 5
    Bonnie Beam
    Gardner Webb University Adjunct Professor
  6. 6
    Leslie Cobb
    United Way of Cleveland County President and CEO
  7. 7
    Betty Denkler
    Child Care Connections Interim Executive Director
  8. 8
    Dana Gill
    Jump Start Day Care Owner
  9. 9
    Rev. Les Howard
    Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Pastor
  10. 10
    Laura McGill
    Cleveland County Schools Office of School Readiness, Director
  11. 11
    Andrea Leslie-Fite, JD
    City of Charlotte Attorney at Law
  12. 12
    Thomas McGhee
    Child Developmental Services Assoc. Director
  13. 13
    Kerri Melton
    Cleveland County Government Assistant County Manager
  14. 14
    Wes Cogdill
    Gardner-Webb University Major Gifts Officer
  15. 15
    Dashé Lawton
    Cleveland County Public Health Center Nurse-Family Partnership Nursing Supervisor
  16. 16
    Kay Howell
    Designee for DSS Cleveland County Department of Social Services Interim Director 130 South Post Road Shelby, NC 28152 [email protected]
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    Betty Stack
    Cleveland Community College Dean of Arts and Sciences
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    Jennifer Wampler
    Cleveland County Schools Assistant Superintendent Operational & Human Services
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    Bill Watson
    Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce President
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    Katina Wray-Smith
    Katina Wray-Smith Berryland Clubhouse 1 & 2, Connected Kids Child Development Center Owner
  21. 21
    Brittany Jones
    Cleveland County Library System Children’s Programmer
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    Tonya Arrington
    Cleveland County Schools Career Development Coordinator