We appreciate each and every board member for their time and commitment to our organization. Our 2021-2022 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
Connelly, Jr.Dr. MarvinCumberland County SchoolsSchool Administrator
DeaverRobinFayetteville Technical Community CollegeHigher Education Institution
EasonShanayTiny Imprints Child CareChild Care Provider – Licensed Home
Gardner*TerrasineCity BlockLocal Mental Health Community Organization / Board Secretary
Gronowski*SandeeFirst Citizen’s BankMilitary Community Representative / Board Vice-Chair
Gronski*Dr. MeredithMethodist UniversityHigher Education Institution / Board Chair
HixAlanaCumberland County SchoolsDesignee for School Administrator
Jallow-KonratHajaCaring Hearts Behavioral Services, LLCCommunity At Large
JonesBrianFayetteville Urban MinistryOther Non-Profit Human Service Agency
JonesCotinaState Library of NCLocal Public Library
MathisMaryTrinity Child CareChild Care Provider – Center-Based Facility
McDonaldKarenCity of FayettevilleMunicipal Government
McGillivrayAndreaBuilding Blocks Early Education CenterChild Care Provider – Center-Based Facility
McLaughlinJamiFayetteville Area Mom on the GoParent of a Child 5 or Younger
McNeillTre’voneTruevine MinistriesFaith Community
NealAyeshaGateway Communications, PLLCChild Care Resource & Referral Agency or Child Care NPO / Past Board Chair
RaymanTawnyaChildren’s Developmental Services AgencyInter-Agency Coordinating Council
Reid-JacksonBrendaCumberland County DSSCumberland County DSS
Terry*SteveHaigh, Byrd & Lambert, LLPBusiness Leader / Board Treasurer
WadeDr. AnthonyCumberland County GovernmentCounty Manager’s Office
WesleyWandaCumberland County SchoolsChild Care Resource & Referral Agency or Child Care NPO
WilliamsEboneAffinity Therapy Services, PLLCCommunity at Large
* Denotes Board Officers

2020-2021 Board and NC Pre-K Committee Packets

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


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. Please click here for a meeting calendar.


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