First 8 Memphis manages the distribution of public and private funds, the delivery of early childhood services, the fulfillment of success metrics, and the relationships with partner agencies. We provide quarterly reports to a Board of Trustees, who have been selected to engage the community in planning and implementation.

Kathy Buckman Gibson

Kathy Buckman Gibson
KBG Technologies, LLC
First 8 Memphis Board Chair

Jim Boyd

James R. “Jim” Boyd
Executive Director
Pyramid Peak Foundation

Dr. Antonio Burt

Dr. Antonio Burt
Chief Academic Officer
Shelby County Schools

Dr. Carol Johnson

Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean
Interim President
LeMoyne-Owen College

Marion Hare

Dr. Marion Hare, MD
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Tonya Hart

Tanya L. Hart
Senior Vice President
First Tennessee Bank

Keva R. Latham

Keva R. Latham
Finance Director
First Horizon Bank

Mary McDaniel

Mary H. McDaniel
President & CEO
MHM Investments, LLC

Patrice Robinson

Patrice J. Robinson
Vice Chairwoman
Memphis City Council

Alex Smith

Alex Smith
Chief Human Resources Officer
City of Memphis

Michael Whaley

Michael Whaley
Shelby County Commissioner

Upcoming Meetings

The next Board of Directors meeting is Tuesday, June 8th at 1:00 p.m. Registration is required using the Registration FormView the agenda here.

Board of Directors Fiscal Year 2021 Meeting Dates​

These meetings are open to the public. Registration is required. Please register for a meeting by completing our registration form. The meeting organizer must approve registrants before they receive information on how to join the meeting.

Nominating & Governance Committee​

Wednesday, September 16, 2020: Agenda | Minutes
Wednesday, November 20, 2020: Agenda | Minutes
Wednesday, February 10, 2021: Agenda | Minutes
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Executive Committee​

Tuesday, October 6, 2020: Agenda | Minutes
Tuesday, November 17, 2020: Agenda | Minutes
Thursday, February 25, 2021: Agenda | Minutes
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Finance Committee​

Thursday, September 24, 2020: Agenda | Minutes
Thursday, November 19, 2020: Agenda | Minutes
Thursday, February 25, 2021: Agenda | Minutes
Thursday, May 27, 2021

Board of Directors​

Tuesday, October 20, 2020: Agenda | Minutes
Tuesday, December 8, 2020: Agenda | Minutes
Tuesday, March 9, 2021:
Agenda | Minutes
Tuesday, May 11, 2021: Agenda
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
: Agenda

View archived meeting documents on our Board Document Archive page.