Our Team

Melanie R. Bridgeforth President & CEO


Ashley Thompson Senior Director, 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 Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Lindsey Allison

Allison, May & Kimbrough, LLC Attorney

Lajuana Tucker Bradford

Regions 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

Tonya Jones

Tonya Jones SalonSpa Owner

Kathy N. Phillips

Better Basics, Inc. Program Coordinator

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

Stephanie Woods

UAB Medicine Associate Chief Nursing Officer

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