Alamance Achieves is a community-driven initiative to ensure that every child in Alamance County is educated, equipped, and engaged from cradle to career. We want all our children to receive the best education possible and be prepared to thrive.


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Community-Driven

Our community drives this work forward. From across the county, hundreds of people have come together to align around common goals and shared action. This is the work of community leaders, educators, businesses, nonprofits, and faith groups — who take the time to meet, gather data, share their insights and move to action.

A team of “backbone staff” works full time to support this community initiative. Staff work to convene, connect and coach partners through a structured collaborative improvement process, harnessing the power of data and community perspectives to achieve big goals.

Working together in a common direction leverages the power of collective impact. It’s a critical part of achieving our community’s shared goal: strengthening pathways for every child to thrive in Alamance County. 


BACKBONE STAFF

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Tyronna Hooker, M.Ed.

Executive Director 

336-395-7020

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Alison Harman, M.S.

Data Manager 

336-395-7026

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Barbara Massey

Facilitator 

336-395-7021

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Charlie Bryant-Pardini, M.S. 

Facilitator

336-395-7022

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Mariatu Okonofua

Elon University Kenan Community Impact Fellow

336-395-7024 

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Lexy Roberts

Elon University Kenan Community Impact Fellow

336-395-7025 

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STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Lashauna Austria, Executive Director, Benevolence Farm

  • Dr. Bruce Benson, Superintendent, Alamance-Burlington School System 

  • Jenny Faulkner, Public Information Officer, Alamance-Burlington School System

  • Tony Foriest, Former State Senator and Community Leader

  • Amy Galey, Board of Alamance County Commissioners

  • Tracey Grayzer, President, Impact Alamance

  • Bryan Hagood, Manager, Alamance County

  • Sherry Hook, Assistant County Manager

  • Ricky Hurtado, Co-Executive Director, Latinx Ed

  • Heidi Norwick, President, United Way of Alamance County

  • Adrian Daye, Director, Alamance County Department of Social Services

  • Dr. Jean Rattigan-Rohr, Director of the Center for Access and Success and Associate Professor of Education, Elon University

  • Stacie Saunders, Alamance County Health Director

  • Rev. Dr. Ron Shive, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Burlington

  • Derek Steed, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Glen Raven, Inc.

  • Carrie Theall, Executive Director, Alamance Partnership for Children

  •  Mac Williams, President, Alamance Chamber

  •  Connie Wolfe, Vice President of Instruction, Alamance
    Community College


 

Community Transformation Council

 
  • Jerry Bailey, Wells Fargo

  • Ian Baltutis, City of Burlington

  • Dr. Angela Bost, Alamance-Burlington School System

  • Cindy Brady, Impact Alamance

  • Stephanie Braxton, Alamance Citizens for Education

  • Thomas Brinkley, Elon University

  • Barrett Brown, NAACP

  • Jim Butler, City of Burlington

  • Bob Byrd, Community Advocate

  • Terry Caldwell, Mebane Police Department

  • Dr. Hillary Carroll, Burlington Pediatrics

  • Dr. Iris Chapman, Closing the GAP Committee

  • David Cheek, City of Mebane

  • Tammy Cobb, Elon University

  • Kathy Colville, Cone Health

  • Rev. Dr. Larry Covington, Ebenezer Church

  • John Currin, Cone Health

  • Michele Davis, Children’s Museum of Alamance County

  • Laura Fehlhafer, Alamance Chamber of Commerce

  • Gerry Francis, Elon University (Retired)

  • Amy Galey, Board of Alamance County Commissioners

  • Allen Gant, Glen Raven

  • Allison Gant, Board of Education

  • Dr. Algie Gatewood, Alamance Community College

  • Preston Hammock, Cone Health

  • Dr. Patrick Harman, Community Advocate

  • Pat Harman, Children’s Museum of Alamance County

  • Lesley M. Henry, Elon University

  • Jenna Heydt, Alamance Chamber of Commerce

  • F.D. Hornaday, Knit-Wear Fabrics

  • Kathy Hykes, City of Burlington

  • Mac Jordan, Saxapahaw Rivermill

  • Paul Koonts, Oertel Koonts Oertel, PLLC

  • Father Paul Lininger, Blessed Sacrament

  • Teresa Mansfield, LabCorp

  • Ann Meletzke, Health Alamance

  • Michele Mills, Alamance County Government

  • Davis Montgomery, Duke Energy

  • Hon. Katie Overby, Alamance County Judicial System

  • Dale Page, Wells Fargo

  • Lisa Pennington, Cone Health

  • Shannon Peterson, Guilford County Deputy Attorney

  • Anne Powell, Community Advocate

  • Jeff Prichard, Burlington Police Department

  • Fairfax Reynolds, Alamance Community Foundation

  • Ann Russell, Alamance Citizens for a Drug-Free Community

  • Steve Scott, Scott Stone

  • Lori Seiler, Seiler Services, Inc.

  • Jeffrey Smythe, Burlington Police Department

  • Gavin Stevens, Alamance Community Foundation

  • Brian Toomey, Piedmont Health Services

  • Donna Vanhook, Morrowtown Task Force

  • Hardin Watkins, City of Burlington

  • Susan Watson, Women’s Resource Center

  • Scott Williams, Gilliam Coble & Moser

  • Lisa Wolff, Burlington Parks & Recreation


 

Kindergarten Readiness Network

 
  • Marie Alston, Alamance-Burlington School System

  • Sarah Austin, Health Department

  • Linda Barron, Community Advocate

  • Melissa Blum, Alamance-Burlington School System

  • Allen Blue, Burlington Housing Authority

  • Tracey Brown, Alamance Partnership for Children

  • Kristie Coffer, Alamance Partnership for Children

  • April Durr, United Way of Alamance County

  • Melinda Freeman, Department of Social Services

  • Dr. Mary Knight-McKenna, Elon University

  • Erika Nunnally, RCS Head Start

  • Kelly Mendenhall, Health Department

  • Angela Osborne, Health Department

  • Dr. Jean Rattigan-Rohr, Elon University

  • Amy Richardson, Alamance-Burlington School System

  • Elizabeth Weislak, Alamance County Public Libraries