Board Officers for 2021

Benita Owens

Benita Owens

Board Chair

Joe Holmes

Joe Holmes

Vice Chair

Brent Breedlove

Brent Breedlove


Legal Counsel to the Board

Jonathan Watson

Public Sector

  • Sandy Adams – Appointee of Morgan County Commission, Morgan Co.
  • Tim Littrell  – Appointee of Mayor of Moulton, Lawrence Co
  • Joey Martin – Appointee of Cullman Commission, Cullman Co.
  • Brad Henderson – Appointee of Lawrence County Commission, Lawrence Co.
  • Allen Stover – Appointee of Mayor of Decatur, Morgan Co.

Community Sector

  • Joyce Barnett – Head Start Policy Council Representative
  • Jami Jones – Morgan Co.
  • Benita Owens – Lawrence Co.
  • Sherry Pentecost – Morgan Co.
  • Teresa Presto – Cullman Co.
  • Jennifer Taylor – Cullman Co.
  • David Ware – Lawrence Co.

Private Sector

  • Joe Holmes  – Morgan Co.
  • Brent Breedlove – Morgan Co.
  • Lori Eastman – Cullman Co.
  • Charles Owens – Lawrence Co.
  • Heather Smith – Cullman Co.


  • Pat Busing, Stoval-Marks Insurance, Morgan Co.
  • Tricia Culpepper, Principal/Head Start Director, Cullman City Primary School, Cullman Co.
  • Mayra Del Valle, Head Start Policy Council
  • Pat Gilbert, Baileyton Town Clerk, Cullman Co.
  • Bruce Gordon, Professor/Real Estate Agent, Lawrence Co.
  • Marcie Hill, Director of Department of Child Development, Wallace State Community College, Cullman Co.
  • Paul Lott, Retired Auditor, Lawrence Co.
  • David Mathews, Bank Independent, Morgan Co.
  • Trae Norrell, Byars-Wright, Cullman Co.
  • Dawn Owens, Cullman Co.
  • Cissy Pearson, Outreach Coordinator, NARCOG, Morgan Co.
  • Stephanie Pitts, Administrative Assistant, Decatur Morgan County Hospital, Morgan Co.
  • Keunna Swopes, Business Owner, Morgan Co.