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
Owner Bells Ferry Learning Center
President
Wande Okunoren-Meadows
Wande Okunoren-Meadows
Owner/Director Little Ones Learning Center
Vice President & Legal/Legislative
Paula Charles
Paula Charles
President Suzuki School - Buckhead Campus
Treasurer
Sandi Bennett
Sandi Bennett
Kids R Kids Mableton Kids 'R' Kids #54
Past President
Danielle Millman
Danielle Millman
Chief Operations Officer Endeavor Schools
Secretary

GCCA District Representatives

Jennifer Paschal
Endeavor Schools
District 1
Tommie Terrell
Tommie Terrell
Owner H.E.R.O.'S Instillment Academy LLC
District 2
Brittany Haines
Brittany Haines
Growing Room, Inc
District 3
Cheryl Odom Flores
Cheryl Odom Flores
District Manager Learning Care Group
District 4
Robert Hill
Kidazzle lV
District 5
Jane Newman
Jane Newman
Masters of Education Executive Director Dunwoody Prep
District 6
Nicki Highland
Big Blue Marble Academy Corporate
District 7
Jennifer Laster
Jennifer Laster
Owner of Bemiss Academy Preschool, Inc. Bemiss Academy Preschool, Inc.
District 8
Ilene Farley
Ilene Farley
Center Owner Tender Years Learning Corporation
District 10
Diane Heilmann
Diane Heilmann
Kids 'R' Kids #35-B
District 11
Michelle Smith Lank
Michelle Smith Lank
Owner Kids World Learning Center
District 12
Thad Joiner
Thad Joiner
Williams Preschool Management LLC/Cedar Preschools
District 13
Mindy Pohl
Mindy Pohl
Regional Manager Bright Horizons Family Solutions
District 14
Demetria Lightfoot
Demetria Lightfoot
Director The Sunshine House #94
At Large
Jay Bryan
Jay Bryan
Owner The Goddard School - Sandy Springs
At Large
Tanisha Brown
Tanisha Brown
Cadence Education, Inc.
At Large
Hows King
Hows King
Owner Discovery Point #27
At Large
Courtney May
Courtney May
B.S.F.C.S in Child and Family Development, M.Ed in Early Childhood Special... Director of Ponce City Market and Shared Services Suzuki School - Ponce City Market Campus
At Large
Rebecca Anderson
Rebecca Anderson
Pre-k Project Director The Sunshine House
Corporate
Sasha Vinson
Sasha Vinson
VP of Operations Kids 'R' Kids Corporate
Franchisor
Barbara Collins
Barbara Collins
Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center
Non Profit
Jaime Rechkemmer
Vice President, Quality Childcare Network
Regional
Jane Vlahos
Jane Vlahos
Director Wieuca Rd Baptist Day School
Faith Based

GCCA Administration

Ellen Reynolds
Ellen Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer Georgia Child Care Association
Chief Executive Officer
Terry Edwards
Terry Edwards
Georgia Child Care Association
Director of Business Development
Bernard Reynolds
Bernard Reynolds
Georgia Child Care Association
Lobbyist
Mary Lyons
Mary Lyons
Director of Programs Georgia Child Care Association
Director of Programs