We appreciate each and every board member for their time and commitment to our organization. Our 2022-2023 Board of Directors remain true to our vision and values, putting customers’ evolving needs at the center of our innovation and holding up trust and convenience as the hallmarks of our nonprofit.

Last NameFirst NameCompany/OrganizationBoard Position
Adams-WatkinsDr. PamelaCumberland County SchoolsPublic School Exceptional Children’s Preschool Program
BallardLonnieAction PathwaysLocal Head Start Program
BannisterShonaCumberland County DSSDesignee for Cumberland County DSS
ChildersLisaNC Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth DevelopmentLocal Cooperative Extension Agency
Connelly, Jr.Dr. MarvinCumberland County SchoolsSchool Administrator
DeaverRobinFayetteville Technical Community CollegeHigher Education Institution
FordMariaCumberland County SchoolsDesignee for School Administrator
GardnerTerrasineCity BlockLocal Mental Health Community Organization
Gronowski*SandeeFirst Citizen’s BankMilitary Community Representative / Board Chair
GronskiDr. MeredithMethodist UniversityHigher Education Institution / Past Board ChairAdministrator
Jallow-Konrat*HajaCaring Hearts Behavioral Services, LLCCommunity At Large / Board Treasurer
Jones*BrianFayetteville Urban MinistryOther Non-Profit Human Service Agency / Board Vice-Chair
MathisMaryTrinity Child CareChild Care Provider – Center-Based Facility
McDonaldKarenCity of FayettevilleMunicipal Government
McGillivrayAndreaChild Care Provider – Center-Based Facility
McLaughlinJamiFayetteville Area Mom on the GoParent of a Child 5 or Younger
McNeillTre’voneTruevine MinistriesFaith Community
Neal*AyeshaGateway Communications, PLLCChild Care Resource & Referral Agency or Child Care NPO / Board Secretary
RaymanTawnyaChildren’s Developmental Services AgencyInter-Agency Coordinating Council
SkeensHeatherCumberland County DSSCumberland County DSS
TerrySteveHaigh, Byrd & Lambert, LLPBusiness Leader
WesleyWandaCumberland County SchoolsChild Care Resource & Referral Agency or Child Care NPO
WilliamsEboneAffinity Therapy Services, PLLCCommunity at Large
* Denotes Board Officers

NCPC Smart Start 2022 Cost Principles and Cost Principles Q&A

FY 2022-2023 Meeting Dates

Board Packets include the agenda and minutes.

The NC Pre-K Planning Committee / Board of Directors Meeting meets from 12:00 – 2:00 pm on the dates listed below.

5/18/2023

11/17/2022

9/29/2022

3/30/2023

1/26/2023

7/28/2022 – Board

7/28/2022 – Board revised

7/28/2022 – NC Pre-K

7/28/2022 – NC Pre-K revised

2021-2022 Board and NC Pre-K Committee Packets


Committee Listing


If you are interested in joining one of our organization’s Committees and/or Board of Directors, please complete the Board/Committee Member Nomination/Application.


Partnership for Children Board of Directors meetings and all official committee meetings are open to the public.