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
Pediatrician
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Tonya Hart

Tanya L. Hart
Senior Vice President
First Tennessee Bank

Amber Huett-Garcia

Amber Huett-Garcia
Education Policy Fellow
Shelby County Mayor’s office

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


Public Board Meeting Documents


Financial Reports

As part of our commitment to accountability and transparency, we invite you to review our audited financial statements.

2019 Audit Report [Download/View]