smartSTART Alabama Partnership for Children
Board Of Directors

The APC is governed by a 28 member board of directors.  The agency by-laws name the positions for each board member, and eighteen appointments to the board are made by the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the APC Executive Committee.  There are also ten Ex-Officio Directors who hold positions on the APC Board due to their positions in the government of the State of Alabama.  Those positions are as follows:  Attorney General, State Superintendent of Education, Commissioner of the Alabama Medicaid Agency, Secretary of the Department of Early Childhood Education, Director of the Office of School Readiness, Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources, State Public Health Officer, Commissioner of the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, and Executive Director of the Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.
Board Members

The Honorable Frank McGuire
Chair, APC Board
District Judge,
Covington County District Court

Dr. Susan Hubbard
Vice Chair, APC Board
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Auburn University

Margaret Morton
Treasurer, APC Board
Executive Director,
SAFE Family Services

John Beehler
Jacksonville State University

Mary Blankson, M.D.

Mary Davis
Executive Director
Childcare Resource Network

Betty Estes
Child Care Branch Executive
Prattville YMCA

Lynn Jinks
Jinks, Crow, & Dickson, P.C.

Mike Jordan
External Affairs Manager
Alabama Power

Jim Page
President and CEO
Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

Nannette Phillips
Head Start Director
Tuskegee - Macon County Head Start

Robert Powers
Co-Founder and Qualifying Broker & Financial Representative
The Eufaula Agency

Van Richey
President & CEO
American Cast Iron Pipe Company

Dr. Herbert Riedel
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College

John Waits, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer and Program Director
Cahaba Medical Care

Vadonna Williams
Family Support Specialist
Tuscaloosa's One Place
Ex-Officio Board Members

Stephanie Azar
Alabama Medicaid Agency

Lynn Beshear
Department of Mental Health

Nancy Buckner
Department of Human Resources

Jane Burdeshaw
Department of Rehabilitation Services

Dr. Scott Harris
State Health Officer
Department of Public Health

Sallye Longshore
Executive Director
Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Steve Marshall
Attorney General

Dr. Eric Mackey
State Department of Education

Jeana Ross
Department of Early Childhood Education

Dr. Tracye Strichik
Office of School Readiness
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