Board of Directors

The local Partnership is governed by a Board of Directors, representing parents, public agencies, private businesses, communities of faith, child care centers, educational institutions, civic organizations, and concerned citizens. Former and current board members, along with community members, serve on the Partnership’s many committees and task forces. Below is a list of the Partnership’s board officers and members.

Executive Committee

  • Drew Nelson President
  • Christopher Brook Vice President
  • Christine Lee Secretary
  • Jean Mankowski Temporary Officer

Complete Board List

  • Emily Bivens Frank Porter Graham Biligue
  • Colleen Bridger Orange County Health Department
  • Christopher Brook ACLU of North Carolina
  • Mia Burroughs Orange County Commissioner
  • Siobhan Colgan FPG Child Development Institute
  • Braxton Foushee NAACP
  • Tom Forcella Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools
  • Stephen Jackson NC Department of Public Instruction
  • Christine Lee Eye Institute of NC, PC
  • Jean Mankowski Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
  • Adriana Martinez Spanish for Fun Academy
  • Kerry Moore Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
  • Lucinda Munger Orange County Library
  • Todd Wirt Orange County Schools
  • Drew Nelson The Epstein Law Firm, PLLC
For comments and questions please email:
ocpyc@orangesmartstart.org *If you have comments for an individual board member please include their name in the subject of the email.