Adriana leads the implementation of Guilford County’s early literacy strategic plan. She brings extensive experience in family literacy, training, and volunteer management.
Rachael joined Ready for School, Ready for Life in September 2015 after receiving her MPA in Nonprofit Management from UNC-Greensboro. In her role, she manages the processes, procedures, and policies of the initiative, as well as supporting multiple cross-organizational teams and work groups.
Michelle joined Ready/Ready as a project manager in May 2017. In her role, Michelle is responsible for the Continuous Quality Improvement initiative - a capacity-building initiative to enhance quality through the use of data in programmatic decision making. She works closely with community partners, funders, and volunteers to maintain a full understanding of the current landscape of local and regional activities that intersect with the work of Ready/Ready.
Christina brings almost 20 years of work supporting women and families to attain their goals for health, education, and well-being. After 16 years at the YWCA Greensboro building effective programs for young mothers, Christina spent one year at United Way, helping to create a community-wide network to support family economic stability. She started in November 2017 as Project Manager for the Get Ready Guilford Initiative.
Board of Directors
Mr. J. Edward Kitchen, Joseph M. Bryan Foundation (Co-Chair)
Ms. Susan Schwartz, The Cemala Foundation (Co-Chair)
Ms. Michelle Gethers-Clark, United Way of Greater Greensboro (Vice Chair)
Mr. Brian Maness, Children’s Home Society (Vice Chair)
Mr. David Leeper, Leeper, Kean & Rumley, L.L.P. (Treasurer)
Ms. Tina Markanda, The Foundation for a Healthy High Point (Secretary)
Mr. Terry Akin, Cone Health System
Dr. Allison Blosser, High Point University
Mr. Robin Britt, Guilford Child Development
Dr. Sharon Contreras, Guilford County Schools
Mr. Robert Culp IV, Culp Home Fabrics
Mr. Pat Danahy, Board, North Carolina Partnership for Children
The Honorable Alan Duncan, North Carolina Board of Education
Ms. Barbara Frye, United Way of Greater High Point
Mr. Kevin Gray, Weaver Foundation
The Honorable Hank Henning, Guilford County Commissioners
Mr. Jim Hoffman, American Heroes for North Carolina
Ms. Teresa Huffman, Culp Home Fabrics
Mr. Marty Lawing, Manager, Guilford County
Ms. Robin Lindsey, Partnership for Children of Guilford County
Dr. Harold Martin, North Carolina A&T State University
Mr. Dell McCormick, Macedonia Family Resource Center
Ms. Mindy Oakley, Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation
Dr. Martin Portillo, Cone Health Medical Group
Ms. Amber Robinson, Family Action Learning Team
Ms. Meka Sales, The Duke Endowment
Dr. Terri Shelton, UNCG Research and Engagement