Corporate Board of Directors …

… and our current list of committees and meeting schedules …

Board of Directors, 2016 – 17
* Denotes Executive Committee

Alvin Atkinson  Treasurer * (’18)
Center for Community Safety, WSSU

Anna Miller-Fitzwater (’17)
Associate Professor, General Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Anthony Jones, Jr. (’17)
United Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church

Bennett Bruff (’17)
Turlington and Company, LLP

Brenda Taylor (’17)
Country Club Learning & Development Center, LLC

Brice O’Brien (’19)
Executive Vice President, RAI

Casey Raymer (’17)
ABC of North Carolina

Colleen Lerner (’18)
Temple Emmanuel Preschool  

Daniele Arriola (’19)
Parent Advocate

Daryl Shaw (’18)
Royalty Marketing, Inc.

Diana Santos Johnson (’19)
Bolton Law Group

Douglas S. “Doug” Punger Immediate Past Chair * (’19)
Attorney-at-law

Elizabeth Dampier  Chair * (’19)
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

Elizabeth Perkins Less (’19)
Forsyth Futures

Glenda Dancy (’18)
Forsyth County Department of Public Health

Heather Egan (’17)
Head Start – Family Services, Inc.

Janie Costello * (’16)
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Katrina Tucker (’19)
Parent Advocate

Kay Bolick (’19)
United Way of Forsyth County

Larry Vellani * (Ex Officio)
CEO/Executive Director

Manita “Nita” Broaddus (‘19)
Generations Preschool & Childcare, Inc.

Mary McAfee (’17)
Forsyth County Public Library

Matt Britt Vice Chair * (’16)
Elephant in the Room, Inc.

Mona Lovett (’19)
Crosby Scholars

Sabrina Hinton Secretary * (’18)
Business Woman and Educator

Shana Heibron  (‘18)
Centers for Exceptional Children

Sheryll Strode (’18)
Independent Consultant in Strategy and Change leadership

Theressa Stephens (’18)
Church Child Care Center, Inc.

Trey Howe (’19)
Allegacy Federal Credit Union

DIRECTORY OF BOARD COMMITTEES, 2015 – 16
Shared Responsibility, Distributed Service
(with board-service cohort designation)

Officers
Chair, Elizabeth Dampier, ’19
Vice-Chair, Matt Britt, ’19
Secretary, Sabrina Hinton, ‘18
Treasurer, Alvin Atkinson, ‘18
Past-Chair, Doug Punger, ‘19

BOARD COMMITTEES AND MEETING SCHEDULES

All SSFC board and committee meetings operate in accordance with North Carolina’s Open Meetings law. The board welcomes public attendance at all of its proceedings, and arranges for public-comment time at each meeting.

NB: Some committee rosters & meeting schedules are still in process for the 2016 – 17 board year. For the most recent updates, please contact Jackie Lofton at 336.714.4349 or JackieL@SmartStart-FC.org.

Corporate Board and Executive Committee meetings take place at SSFC’s offices, 7820 North Point Boulevard, Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC and begin at 12:00 p.m.

Finance Committee meetings take place at the Forsyth County Government Center, 201 North Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem, NC, and begin at 8:30 a.m.

2016-17 Board and Committee Meeting Schedules

Corporate Board

September 21, 2016
November 18, 2016 (3rd Friday Board Retreat)
January 18, 2017
March 15, 2017
May 17, 2017
July 19, 2017

Executive Committee

September 12, 2016
October 10, 2016
November 14, 2016
December 12, 2016
January 09, 2017
February 13, 2017
March 06, 2017
April 10, 2017
May 08, 2017
June 12, 2017
July 10, 2017
August 14, 2017

Finance Committee

September 12, 2016
October 10, 2016
November 7, 2016
December 12, 2016
January 09, 2017
February 13, 2017
March 06, 2017
April 10, 2017
May 08, 2017
June 12, 2017
July 10, 2017
August 14, 2017

Executive Committee
Organizational Oversight; Governance between Board Meetings; Short Term, Emergency & Extraordinary Response.
Chair, Elizabeth Dampier, ’19
Vice-Chair, Matt Britt, ’19
Secretary, Sabrina Hinton, ‘18
Treasurer, Alvin Atkinson, ‘18
Past-Chair, Doug Punger, ‘19
At-large & MALea Committee Chair, Sheryll Strode, ‘18
At-large & Strategic Issues Committee Chair, Mary McAfee ’17
At-large & NC Pre-K Committee Co-Chair, Janie Costello, ‘19
At-large & Development Committee Co-Chairs, Casey Raymer, ’17, and Theressa Stephens, ’18

  • Principal Staff, Jackie Lofton, Director, Advancement and Professional Outreach, SSFC

Finance
Fiscal Operations and Financial Audit.
Chair, Alvin Atkinson, Treasurer, ‘18
Board member, Bennett Bruff, ’17
Board member, Mary McAfee, ‘17
At-large community member, Joe Brooks
At-large community member, Cynthia Cobb

  • Principal Staff, Michael Redden, CFO, SSFC

Some of the following committees have yet to set regular meeting times for the 2015 – 2016 board year. For information about the upcoming meeting schedule for any particular committee, contact Jackie Lofton, Director, Advancement and Professional Outreach, 336.714.4349, or JackieL@SmartStart-FC.org.

Measurement, Allocations, and Learning
Vision, Mission, and Data-Driven Decision Making in Investment Decisions to Change Outcomes for Children, and Their Families and Educators.
Chair, Sheryll Strode, ’18
Board member, Anthony Jones, ’17
Board member, Colleen Lerner, ’18
Board member, Daryl Shaw, ’18
Board member, Doug Punger, ’19
Board member, Elizabeth Dampier, ex-officio, ’19
Board member, Elizabeth Perkins-Lees, ’19
At-large community member, Ellen Wenner, Chair, Board of Directors, WFRC, Inc.
Board member, Glenda Dancy, ’18
Board member, Kay Bolick, ’16
Board member, Sabrina Hinton, ’18
At-large community member, Sam Franklin
At-large community member, Tan McDougal, Director, Special Initiatives, DSS

  • Principal Staff, Charlette, Lindell, Director, Business Partnerships, SSFC, and  Sarah Heinemeier, Research and Evaluation Consultant, SSFC

July 25, 2016
August 22, 2016
October 5, 2016
October 24, 2016
November 14, 2016
December 5, 2016 (joint meeting with Strategic Issues Committee)
January 30, 2017
February 16, 2017
February 27, 2017
(For the remainder of the fiscal year, TENTAIVELY the Fourth Monday of Each Month @1:30 p.m.)
March 27, 2017
April 24, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 26, 2017

Development
Friend and Fund Raising.

Co-Chair, Theressa Stephens, ‘18 & Casey Raymer, ’17
Board member, Kay Bolick, ‘16
Board member, Manita Broaddus, ‘16
Board member, Mari Jo Turner, ‘16

  • Principal Staff, Jackie Lofton, Director, Advancement and Professional Outreach, SSFC

Board Composition and Succession
Leadership pipeline: identification through nomination.

Chair, Sabrina Hinton, ‘18
Board member, vacant
Board member, vacant

  • Principal Staff, Jackie Lofton, Director, Advancement and Professional Outreach, SSFC

Strategic Issues
Generative Visioning, Strategic Planning, Seizing Opportunities, Weighing Community Sentiment, Crafting Messages.
Chair, Mary McAfee, ’17

Mary McAfee, Chair,

Alvin Atkinson,
Anna Miller-Fitzwater,
Brice OBrien,
Daniela Arriola,
Doug Punger,
Elizabeth Dampier,
Heather Egan,
Manita Broaddus,
Matthew Britt,
Mona Lovett,
Shana Heilbron,
Sheryll Strode

  • Principal Staff, Jackie Lofton, Director, Advancement and Professional Outreach, SSFC

December 3, 2015

Allocations Subcommittee
Reporting to Measurement, Allocations, and Learning Committee (MALea); reconstituted every year. Review program funding proposals and make recommendations to SSFC, Inc., Board of Directors for use of NCPC, Inc., program funds.
In 2015-16 business cycle, the MALea Committee will fulfill the functions of the Allocations Subcommittee.

  • Principal Staff, Charlette Lindell, Director, Business Partnerships, SSFC

2015-16 Allocations Subcommittee Meeting Schedule

… see above under full MALea Committee…

Supra-Organizational Committee

NC Pre-K Committee
Develop, implement, and support annual NC Pre-K Plan for Forsyth County.

Co-Chair, Janie Costello, SSFC Board Member, ‘19
(Designated by Superintendent, WSFC Schools)
Co-Chair, Matt Britt, SSFC Board Member, ‘19
(Designated by Chair, SSFC, Inc.)

Artetta McKinney, Child Care Development Fund, DSS
Belinda Beard, Elementary Educator & Principal, WSfCS (retired)
Blanche Stevens, Exceptional Children’s Program, WSFCS
Bob Feikema, Head Start, Family Services, Inc.
Doug Punger, SSFC Board Member, ’19
Katrina Tucker, Parent / Consumer
Katura Jackson, CCR&R, Work Family Resource Center, Inc.
Larry Vellani, CEO, SSFC, ex-officio
Mary McAfee, SSFC Board Member, ‘17
Michael Lawless, Pediatrician (retired)
Phygenia Young, Forsyth Technical Community College
Sabrina Hinston, Provider & SSFC Board Member, ’18
Theressa L. Stephens, Provider, Church Child Care Center, Inc., SSFC Board Member, ‘18
Trina Stephens, Imprints Cares, Inc.

Resource Persons
(non-voting, technical assistance)
Eva Phillips, Ready Schools, WSFCS (non-voting, technical assistance)
Linda Olinger, Title I, WSFCS (non-voting, technical assistance)
Patsy Squire, Title I, WSFCS

  • Principal Staff, Jenny Whitley, Director, Teaching & Learning Services, SSFC

Normally meeting bi-monthly on the THIRD THURSDAY of the scheduled month at Noon at SSFC’s offices.

September 15, 2016
November 17, 2016
January 19, 2017
March 16, 2017
May 18, 2017