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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.

Jim Boyd

Kathy Buckman Gibson
President and CEO
KBG Technologies, LLC
First 8 Memphis Board Chai

Sue Bolding
Owner & CEO
Foreign Language Immersion Childcare (FLICC)

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

Dr. Antonio Burt
Chief Executive Officer
KIPP Memphis

Marion Hare
Dr. Carol Johnson
Keva R. Latham

Aubrey Diaz Nelson
Director of Academic Operations
University Schools at The University of Memphis

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

Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean
Retired Educator

Keva R. Latham
Incentives Strategy & Oversight Director, SVP
First Horizon Bank

Mary McDaniel
Patrice Robinson

Leigh Mansberg
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Midsouth

Mary H. McDaniel
President & CEO
MHM Investments, LLC

Alicia Norman
Pre-K Site Director
Shelby County Schools

Patrice J. Robinson
Memphis City Council

Alex Smith
Yvonne Smith Madlock
Michael Whaley

Alex Smith
Chief Human Resources Officer
City of Memphis

Yvonne Smith Madlock
Retired Director
Shelby County Health Department

Michael Whaley
Commissioner, Pro Tempore
Shelby County Commissioner

Jaron K. Carson
Chief Academic Officer
Shelby County Schools

Board of Directors Fiscal Year 2021 Tentative 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. A meeting will be link sent upon registration approval.

UPCOMING MEETING: The next meeting of the F8M Board of Directors is Thursday, December 16, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. View the agenda here.

Nominating & Governance Committee

November 10, 2021
February 9, 2022
May 11, 2022

Finance Committee

August 27, 2021
November 18, 2021
February 24, 2022
June 2, 2022

Executive Committee

August 31, 2021
November 30, 2021
February 22, 2022
June 7, 2022

Board of Directors

September 22, 2021
December 16, 2021
March 10, 2022
June 23, 2022

View archived meeting documents on our
Board Document Archive page. 

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]