Board of Directors

Ellen Kennedy Folts

CEO, Bruhn-Morris Family Foundation

Kate Garvey

Director, Department of Community and Human Services, City of Alexandria

Edith Hawkins


Michelle Smith Howard

President and CEO, Kids’ First Years

Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt

Superintendent of Schools, Alexandria City Public Schools

Abbie Lieberman

Policy Manager, First Five Years Fund

Dr. Tammy Mann

President and CEO, Campagna Center

Lori Morris

President, Bruhn-Morris Family Foundation

Barbara Paulson

Director, Center for Children and Families, City of Alexandria

Carmen Sanders

Executive Director of Instructional Support, Alexandria City Public Schools

Work Group Members

Michelle Biwer

Central Library Youth Services Manager, Alexandria Library

Jamar Bynum

Manager, Community Health Worker Program, Inova

Dr. Poornima Chandra

Pediatrician, Neighborhood Health

Robin Crawley

Chief, Early Childhood Division, City of Alexandria

J. Glenn Hopkins

President and CEO, Hopkins House

Donna Marsh

Child Find Specialist, Alexandria City Public Schools

Barbara McLaughlin

Executive Director, The Child and Family Network Centers

Nanci Pedulla

Director, Healthy Families Program, Northern Virginia Family Service

Giselle Pelaez

Executive Director, The Center for Alexandria’s Children

Jane Richardson

Early Childhood Coordinator, Alexandria City Public Schools

Zinash Robi

Public Health Nurse, Alexandria Health Department

Dr. Christine Schull

Professor, Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria

Diane Smalley

Owner, Creative Play School

Dr. Bweikia Foster Steen

Associate Professor, George Mason University

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Building an Equitable and Accessible Early Care and Education System

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