Board of Directors and Staff

Our organization is governed by a membership-elected Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors uses policy governance to envision the future and to ensure operations are aligned with our mission statement and meet the evolving needs of our constituency. Our board currently meets once a quarter and serves on active committees throughout the year.

GCCA Executive Committee

Sharon Foster
Sharon Foster
Bells Ferry Learning Center (770)591-1100
President
Jennifer Paschal
Jennifer Paschal
Director Kids 'R' Kids #35 (770)499-1915
President Elect
Wande Okunoren-Meadows
Wande Okunoren-Meadows
Owner/Director Little Ones Learning Center (404)361-8886
Vice President & Legal/Legislative
Paula Charles
Paula Charles
Suzuki School - Buckhead Campus (404)869-1042
Secretary
Hows King
Hows King
Owner Discovery Point #9 (770)932-6622
Treasurer
Sandi Bennett
Sandi Bennett
Kids R Kids Mableton Kids 'R' Kids #54 (770)337-9795
Past President

GCCA District Representatives

Danielle Millman
Danielle Millman
Endeavor Schools (404)444-0766
District 1
Tommie Terrell
Tommie Terrell
Owner H.E.R.O.'S Instillment Academy LLC (229)376-1010
District 2
Brittany Haines
Brittany Haines
Growing Room Christian Academy of Columbus (706)596-1234
District 3
Cheryl Odom
Cheryl Odom
District Manager Learning Care Group Corporate (404)433-2142
District 4
Ben Hill
Ben Hill
Owner Kidazzle lV (404)259-6630
District 5
Jane Newman
Jane Newman
Dunwoody Prep (770)396-2973
District 6
Demetria Lightfoot
Demetria Lightfoot
Director The Sunshine House #94 (404)252-0389
District 7
Melinda Mathe
Tender Years Learning Corporation (478)550-1326
District 8
Debra Graham
District Manager Learning Care Group Corporate (480)495-9176
District 9
Ilene Farley
Ilene Farley
Tender Years Learning Corporation (478)923-8830x109
District 10
Diane Heilmann
Diane Heilmann
Kids 'R' Kids #35-B (770)971-7200
District 11
Michelle Smith Lank
Michelle Smith Lank
Owner Kids World Learning Center (912)764-4298
District 12
Keisha Wynn
Keisha Wynn
Owner Kids 'R' Kids #51 (770)774-0206
District 13
Mindy Pohl
Mindy Pohl
Regional Manager Bright Horizons Family Solutions (812)677-1680
District 14
Jay Bryan
Jay Bryan
Owner The Goddard School - Sandy Springs (770)350-9001
At Large
Teresa Turner
Teresa Turner
Owner Montessori JOY Learning Center (478)837-0000
At Large
Debbie Webb
Debbie Webb
Owner Kids 'R' Kids #39 (770)631-3555
At Large
Tanisha Brown
Tanisha Brown
Cadence Education (470)559-8850
At Large
Nicki Highland
At Large
Courtney May
Courtney May
Director Suzuki School - Ponce City Market Campus (404)233-2128
At Large
Barbara Collins
Barbara Collins
Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center (404)256-1330x126
At Large
Trudy Bradfield
Trudy Bradfield
(770)427-4496
Regional
Jane Vlahos
Jane Vlahos
Director Wieuca Rd Baptist Day School (404)814-4466
Faith Based
Billie Walker
Billie Walker
Atlanta Children's Shelter (404)892-2713
Non-profit
Rebecca Anderson
Rebecca Anderson
Pre-k Project Director The Sunshine House (404)867-5396
Corporate
Sasha Vinson
Sasha Vinson
VP of Operations Kids 'R' Kids Corporate 770279-7777
Franchisor

GCCA Administration

Ellen Reynolds
Ellen Reynolds
Georgia Child Care Association
Executive Director
Terry Edwards
Terry Edwards
Georgia Child Care Association 678-938-0281
Business Development Manager
Bernard Reynolds
Bernard Reynolds
Georgia Child Care Association
Lobbyist
Mary Lyons
Mary Lyons
Director of Programs Georgia Child Care Association (770)752-4117
Director of Programs