We appreciate each and every board member for their time and commitment to our organization. Our 2024-2025 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
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
FecherDr. PatriciaMethodist UniversityHigher Education Institution
FordMariaCumberland County SchoolsDesignee for School Administrator
GardnerTerrasineAlliance HealthLocal Mental Health Community Organization
Gunter*VanFirst BankBusiness Leader / Board Vice Chair
JacksonBrendaCumberland County DSSDepartment of Social Services
Jallow-Konrat*HajaCaring Hearts Behavioral Services, LLCParent of a Child 5 or Younger   / Board Chair
Jones*BrianFayetteville Urban MinistryOther Non-Profit Human Service Agency / Past Board Chair
KlinckAmandaCommunity at Large
LadaKatieChildren’s Developmental Services AgencyInter-Agency Coordinating Council
LucasDr. NicoleFayetteville State UniversityHigher Education Institution
MathisMaryTrinity Child CareChild Care Provider – Center-Based Facility
McNeillTre’voneTruevine MinistriesFaith Community
Mobley*TaylorHaigh, Byrd & Lambert, LLPBusiness Leader / Board Treasurer
RichardDr. AyannaCumberland County SchoolsPublic School Exceptional Children’s Preschool Program
SkeensHeatherCumberland County County Manager’s Office
SmithBettyRetiredCommunity at Large
Warren*DarlishaPWCMunicipal Government / Board Secretary
WilliamsEboneAffinity Therapy Services, PLLCChild Care Resource & Referral Agency or Child Care NPO
* Denotes Board Officers

NCPC Smart Start 2023 Cost Principles and Cost Principles Q&A


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

Board Packets include the agenda and minutes.

2024-2025 Board and NC Pre-K Committee Packets

06/12/2025

12/12/2024

4/24/2025

10/31/2024

02/27/2025

8/22/2024


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.