The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) Board of Directors welcomes Heather O’Neill Jelks as the new Board chair to focus on strategic growth.

ALEXANDRIA, VA-Nautilus Coaching & Consulting is pleased to announce that Heather O’Neill Jelks, President, has officially assumed the position of Board Chair of The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC).

CFNC is a local Alexandria nonprofit that provides free preschool education for 138 children and families living at or below 250% of the poverty line, who earn too much to qualify for Head Start but not enough to afford their children with a private preschool education.

“It is a tremendous honor to serve as Chair of the board of The Child & Family Network Centers,” said Jelks. “I look forward to working with the board, the staff and all of our supporters to ensure CFNC delivers on our promise to prepare low-income Alexandria children for kindergarten and that CFNC has the adequate funds to support this mission.”

Jelks has served on the board of CFNC since 2012. As president of Nautilus Coaching & Consulting, LLC, she focuses on leadership and team development, with an expertise in executive coaching, leadership team coaching, and leadership training design and delivery. Her role as President makes her a natural fit to lead CFNC’s Board of Directors.

“We are so fortunate to have Heather’s expertise and talents at the helm of our Board of Directors,” said Executive Director Lisa Carter. “Heather’s leadership skills will not only increase our board’s effectiveness but her passion for the children and families we serve can only help us to make an even larger impact on the Alexandria community we serve.”

In addition, CFNC elected 6 new board members. The first board meeting of the 2017-2018 year was held September 11th, 2017. CFNC’s current slate of board members is listed below.

Heather O’Neill Jelks – Nautilus Coaching, LLC– President
Kate Boyce Reeder –KRB Consulting – Vice President
Steven Reed – Steptoe & Johnson, LLP – Secretary
Anne Hedman – The Kingsbury Center – Treasurer
Emily Coccia – Gigawatt Group
Pete Gartlan – Donohoe Development Co.
Lisa Herget
Ilene Lewis – Library of Congress Child Care Association
Tyler Massey – UBS
Abhisek Mitra – US Bank
Kyle J. Moore – Wells Fargo Bank
Pedro Pablo Permuy – Green T Advisors
Candace Radoski – First Book
Frances Reimers – Firestarter
Kari Shapero – Fairway Payments

About Nautilus Coaching & Consulting

Nautilus Coaching & Consulting, LLC, is an executive coaching and consulting company dedicated to the development of masterful leaders. Nautilus focuses on organization and leadership development with an emphasis on leadership coaching, facilitation, conflict resolution, and training design and delivery. Her coaching clients include both emerging and experienced leaders and their teams in business, education, health care, the federal government, and the non-profit sector. Follow Nautilus Coaching & Consulting on LinkedIn.

About CFNC

The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) provides free preschool education for 136 children and families living at or below 250% of the poverty line, who earn too much to qualify for Head Start but not enough to afford their children with a private preschool education. Providing a unique blend of preschool education and family support services including free health services, in-home visits and counseling, CFNC currently operates 8 classrooms in apartment complexes, recreational centers and other locations throughout Alexandria where these families live. Learn more at http://cfnc-online.org.

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