Our Team

Melanie R. Bridgeforth President & CEO


Kim Holt Cochran Vice President, External Affairs


Stephanie Alexander Maxwell Vice President, Development


Wright Wiggins Rouse Communications Director


Jacob L. Smith Grants and Research Director


Leslie R. Smith Executive Assistant


Board of Directors

Tracey Morant Adams Chair

Renasant Bank Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Lindsey Allison

Allison, May & Kimbrough, LLC Attorney

Lajuana Tucker Bradford

Regions Bank Senior Vice President, Regional Community Development & Partnerships Manager

Emily Branum

Command Alkon, Inc. General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Leslie H. Carlisle

Carlisle & Associates: Philanthropy Consulting, LLC Owner

Rosanne Crocker

Community Volunteer

Dr. Nancy E. Dunlap

Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, UAB School of Public Health Professor Emerita and Scholar

Brantley Fry

Office of U.S. Senator Doug Jones State Director

Maye Head

Ram Tool Chairman

Wendy M. Hoomes

Alabama Power Company Assistant Comptroller

Dr. Cathy Randall

Pettus Randall Holdings, LLC Chairman

Quentin Riggins

Alabama Power Company Senior Vice President, Governmental and Corporate Affairs

Guin Robinson

Jefferson State Community College Associate Dean of Economic Development

Dr. Pia Sen

University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health Professor

Dawn Helms Sharff

Bradley Partner; Birmingham Office Managing Partner

Mary Ann Smith-Janas

Marketry, Inc. President

Cindi Vice

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Nancy Watts

Community Volunteer

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