We appreciate each and every board member for their time and commitment to our organization. Our 2019-2020 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 Name First Name Company Board Position
Adams-Watkins Dr. Pamela Cumberland County Schools Public School Exceptional Children’s Preschool Program
Adeyemi Christiana Cumberland County Action Program, Inc. Local Head Start Program Representative
Cannon Amy Cumberland County County Managers Office
Childers Lisa NC Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Local Cooperative Extension Agency
Connelly Dr. Marvin Cumberland County Schools School Administrator
Crosby Angela Cozy Corner CDC/Jump Start University A Child Care Organization Representative
Deaver Robin Fayetteville Technical Community College Higher Education Institution
Debnam Hank Retired Community at Large
Dunham Dr. Phyllis Whiteville City Schools Community at Large
Gardner Terrasine Alliance Behavioral Healthcare Local Mental Health Community Organization
Grafstrom James Global Spectrum Business Leader
Gronski Dr. Meredith Methodist University Higher Education Institution / Board Secretary
Gronowski Sandee PNC Bank Military Community Representative / Board Treasurer
Hardin Michael State of North Carolina Parent of a Child 5 or Younger
Hopkins Shauna Fayetteville Urban Ministry Find-A-Friend Program Other Non-Profit Human Service Agency
Jones Cotina Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center Local Public Library
Lollis Katy Beasley Media Group Business Leader
Malave Angie Wine Café/The Coffee Cup Business Leader
McDonald Karen City of Fayetteville Municipal Government
McLaughlin Jami Fayetteville Area Mom on the Go Parent of a Child 5 or Younger
McNeill Tre’vone Truevine Ministries Parent of a Child 5 or Younger
Melton Perry Building Blocks Early Education Centers Child Care Provider – Center-Based Facility
Neal Ayesha Gateway Communications, PLLC Child Care Resource & Referral Agency or Child Care NPO / Board Vice-Chair
Rayman Tawnya Children’s Developmental Services Agency Inter-Agency Coordinating Council
Reid-Jackson Brenda Cumberland County DSS Cumberland County DSS
Sampson Chas Seven Principles Consulting Group Business Leader / Board Chair
Taft Jennifer Methodist University Community at Large
Wesley Wanda Cumberland County Schools Child Care Resource & Referral Agency or Child Care NPO

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please complete this nomination form and contact Mary Sonnenberg, PFC President, at msonnenberg. Please click here for a meeting calendar.

Board Meeting Dates/Packets

2019-2020 Board and NC Pre-K Committee Packets

  • July 25, 2019 – Board Packet
  • September 26, 2019 – Board Packet
    • NC Pre-K Committee – NC Pre-K Packet
  • November 21, 2019 – Board Packet
    • NC Pre-K Committee – NC Pre-K Packet
  • January 30, 2020 – Board Packet
    • NC Pre-K Committee – NC Pre-K Packet
  • March 26, 2020 – Board Packet
    • NC Pre-K Committee – NC Pre-K Packet
  • May 21, 2020 – Board Packet
    • NC Pre-K Committee – NC Pre-K Packet

2018-2019 Board and NC Pre-K Committee Packets

  • July 26, 2018 – Board Packet
    • NC Pre-K Committee – NC Pre-K Packet
  • September 20, 2018 – Board Packet
    • NC Pre-K Committee – NC Pre-K Packet
  • January 17, 2019 – Board Packet
    • NC Pre-K Committee – NC Pre-K Packet
  • March 21, 2019 – Board Packet
    • NC Pre-K Committee – NC Pre-K Packet
  • May 23, 2019 – Board Packet
    • NC Pre-K Committee – NC Pre-K Packet

Board Committees

The Partnership also seeks professional input and guidance from community members through a variety of committees. These committees are comprised of volunteers and Board members who participate in making decisions and supporting early childhood initiatives. The Board Committees are listed below

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