The Cincinnati Preschool Promise is a non-profit organization led by a Board of Managers to oversee strategic direction, ensuring families are able to use preschool tuition assistance and preschool providers are given the support they need to deliver high quality education.

Nominated by the Cincinnati Preschool Alliance, Cincinnati Public Schools and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Preschool Promise Board is made up of educators, parents, preschool providers and community and business leaders with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences, all committed to making preschool more equitable for all children.

Micah Kamrass

Board Chair

Manley Burke

Anthony Hobson

Board Treasurer

Marcia Futel

Board Secretary and Vice-Chair

Cincinnati Preschool Promise Board Members

  • Nikita Anderson, Director of Community, Cohear
  • Pamela Bowers, LPC, LCDC-III, Director of School Services & Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician, Central Clinic Behavioral Health
  • Verline Dotson, Retired Vice President of Early Childhood Education, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
  • Terri England, Director Emeritus, New Horizons Child Care Center
  • Marcia Futel, Co-Owner, Chuck Futel & Associates
  • Michelle Hopkins, Lifestyle TV Host, WCPO 9
  • Jalissa Hutchins, Owner & Director, Prosperity Playhouse
  • Carolyn Jones, Retired Project Director, Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
  • Raven McKinney, Owner, Calvary Kids Learning
  • Ross Meyer, Vice President of Strategy, Interact for Health
  • Kristi Phillips, Director, Cincinnati Business Committee
  • Laura Sanregret, Lead Preschool Teacher, Rising Stars at Aiken
  • Sallie Westheimer, Retired President & CEO, 4C for Children

Cincinnati Preschool Promise Board Observers

  • Vera Brooks, Director of Early Childhood, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Greg Landsman, City of Cincinnati City Council
  • Jennifer Wagner, Treasurer and CFO, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Moira Weir, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Past Cincinnati Preschool Promise Board Members

  • Dr. O’dell Owens – Immediate Past Board Chair
  • Father Michael J. Graham, S.J. – Past Board Chair
  • Yousuf Ahmad, Dr.PH
  • Gary Lindgren, Executive Director, Cincinnati Business Committee
  • Kimya Moyo, Ed.D.
  • Crystal Perkins, Owner, Let’s M.E.E.T
  • Steve Shifman
  • Toilynn O’Neal Turner
  • John Pepper
  • Cheryl Rose
  • Vanessa White
  • Bianca Edwards
  • Deborah Allsop, Executive Director, Families Forward
  • Bishop Ennis Tait, Pastor and Senior Overseer, Ennis Tait Ministries
  • Christine Fisher, Director of Operations, Possip