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Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Brandon Jenkins, President
David Brister, Vice President
Bradley Forster, Treasurer
Michele Smith, Secretary
Bo Perry, Member at Large
Betty Fain, Member at Large

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

Jamie E. Blake
Eddie Brister
Kimi Oaks
Reverend Ed Sells

Executive Director
Kate Carver


  • 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
  • Jamie Blake, Retired Mobile Public School System
  • David Brister, Vice President, Iberia Bank
  • Eddie Brister, Retired, Sebo Towing
  • Shilpa Burkett, Community Volunteer
  • Kate Carver, Executive Director, Dumas Wesley Community Center
  • 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
  • Brandon Jenkins, Financial Relationship Sr. Consultant, Regions Bank
  • Terry Jones, AM/NS Calvert
  • Dee Dee McCarron, Director of Resource Advancement, United Way of Southwest Alabama
  • Kimi S. Oaks, Community Volunteer
  • Wade “Bo” Perry, Attorney, Johnstone, Adams
  • Reverend Dr. Edwin R. Sells, Retired Minister, Christ United Methodist Church
  • 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