Board Members

    • Heather O’Neill Jelks

      Board President
      President, Nautilus Coaching & Consulting LLC
      “The benefits of an early childhood education should belong to every child.”

    • Kate Boyce-Reeder

      Board Vice President
      Owner, KRBR Consulting LLC
      “So many children and their families are underserved, that’s why I work hard to increase support for CFNC.”

    • Steven Reed

      Board Secretary
      Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
      “There is no greater mistake a community can make than to waste the potential of a child.  CFNC exists to avoid that mistake.”

    • Anne Hedman

      Board Treasurer
      Chief Operating Officer, The Kingsbury Center
      “I’m interested in serving students who might otherwise fall through the cracks.”

    • Emily Coccia

      Account Director, The Gigawatt Group
      “I’m excited by the opportunity to work with individuals and an organization with such a clear and strong vision so close to my own.”

    • Pete Gartlan

      President, Donohoe Development Company
      “Making a difference on the ‘front end’ provides opportunity and reduces tragedy and misfortune.”

    • Lisa Herget

      “I am a strong believer that early education is critical to a child’s success in school, as well as being an important factor in building strong families and communities.”

    • Ilene Lewis

      Director, Library of Congress Child Care Association

      “I have seen first-hand the benefit of high-quality early childhood education and it’s outcome for children and families.”

    • Tyler Massey

      Senior Vice President, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

      “As a parent of two small children, I certainly know and understand the benefits of learning during their time in preschool.”

    • Abhisek Mitra

      Vice President, US Bancorp
      “As a parent of two young boys, I know how important it is for children to have a foundation for social/emotional, and educational growth.”

    • Kyle Moore

      Vice President, Wells Fargo

    • Pedro Pablo Permuy

      CEO, Green T Advisors
      “It’s a moral and societal imperative that children of the working poor get not a hand-out but a hand-up that will make a difference for a lifetime.”

    • Candace Radoski

      Director & Partner Development, First Book
      “CFNC’s mission and work to prepare young children and their families for success in life is, in my mind, the most important work there is to do.”

    • Frances Reimers

      Principal, Firestarter LLC

      “I want to do all I can to ensure that every child can live up to their potential, and that begins with the learning and socialization that they could receive through CFNC.”

    • Kari Shapero

      “I believe that early education contributes to long term success. I believe that as a community, we have an obligation to support local families who are struggling with poverty as they strive to raise their children.”

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