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.

Dr. O’dell M. Owens

Board Chair

Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, InterAct for Health

Anthony Hobson

Board Treasurer

Micah Kamrass

Board Secretary

Manley Burke

Cincinnati Preschool Promise Board Members

  • Deborah Allsop, Executive Director, Families Forward
  • Verline Dotson, Retired Vice President of Early Childhood Education, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
  • Terri England, Director Emeritus, New Horizons Child Care Center
  • Christine Fisher, Director of Operations, Possip
  • Marcia Futel, Co-Owner, Chuck Futel & Associates
  • Jalissa Hutchins, Owner & Director, Prosperity Playhouse
  • Gary Lindgren, Executive Director, Cincinnati Business Committee
  • Crystal Perkins, Owner, Let’s M.E.E.T
  • Laura Sanregret, Career Tech CDA Teacher, Preschool Workforce Development Facilitator
  • Bishop Ennis Tait, Pastor and Senior Overseer, Ennis Tait Ministries
  • 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