Member Listing

Officers/Executive Committee

Mike Smith, Chair, Western Wake Pediatrics
Angie Welsh, Vice Chair, United Way of the Greater Triangle
Dale Cousins, Past Chair, Community Volunteer
Kelly Caldwell, Treasurer, Community Volunteer
Lorie Barnes, Secretary, NC Association for the Education of Young Children
Mark Langford, Allocations Committee Chair, Cisco Systems
Camille Schaffer, Finance Committee Chair, Community Volunteer
Arvelis Byrd, Program Planning Committee Chair, Telemon NC Head Start

Active Members

Ana Maria Bonell, Fox50, Capitol Broadcasting  
Sandy Dietrich, Wake Technical Community College
Jim Green, Stop Hunger Now
Liz Hamner, Capstrat
Jessica Holmes, Wake County Board of Commissioners  
Marcia Mandel, Children's Developmental Services Agency
Susan McCullen, Wake County 
Cathy Moore, Wake County Public School System
Barbara Morales Burke, BlueCross BlueShield of NC
Regina Petteway, Wake County Human Services
Kimberly Shaw, A Safe Place Child Enrichment Center 
Charlotte Turpin, Community Volunteer
Michael Wasilick, Wake County Public Libraries
Tyrone Williamson, City of Raleigh 



Research shows that funding birth to five programs is the best way to maximize taxpayers' investments in education. Wake County SmartStart works diligently to support quality early child care services to families and children in the most need.