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Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Bradley Forster, President
Lee Walters, Vice President
Bo Perry, Treasurer
Rosemary Lamar, Secretary
Sonsherraye Gowder, Member at Large
Chief Lawrence Battiste, IV, Member at Large

Honorary Board Member
Ann Bedsole
Wade (Bo) Perry
Margaret Ratcliffe (Emeritus)

Eddie Brister
Kimi Oaks

Executive Director
Kate Carver


  • Chief Lawrence Battiste, IV, Executive Director of Public Safety, City of Mobile
  • Ann Bedsole, President, Sybil H. Smith Foundation
  • Dr. Debora Bishop, Superintendent, UMC Mobile District
  • Amberly Briggs, Community Volunteer
  • David Brister, Vice President, First Horizon
  • Eddie Brister, Retired, Sebo Towing
  • Sylvia Brown, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Total Care
  • Shilpa Burkett, Community Volunteer
  • Kate Carver, Executive Director, Dumas Wesley Community Center
  • Kitsy Dixon, Associate Pastor, Spanish Fort UMC
  • Betty Fain, Welder, Austal USA
  • Bradley Forster, Community Volunteer
  • Sonsherraye Gowder, SPHR, Regional Human Resources Manager, Southeast Toyota Finance
  • Bishop David Graves, AL-West FL Conference UMC
  • Terry Jones, AM/NS Calvert
  • Rosemary Lamar, Retired, Credit Analyst Xante Corporation
  • Reverend Darren McClellan, Senior Pastor of Fairhope UMC
  • Makeda Nichols, CEO State Farm
  • Kimi S. Oaks, Community Volunteer
  • Wade “Bo” Perry, Attorney, Johnstone, Adams
  • Michele Smith, President, AWFC-UMW Mobile District
  • Jessica Tulloch, Executive for National Ministries United Methodist Women, national office of The United Methodist Church
  • Lee Walters, Regional Vice President, Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood
  • Casey Whiting, Community Volunteer