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.

Father Michael J. Graham, S.J.

Board Chair

President, Xavier University

Cheryl Rose, CFA

Board Treasurer

Constellation Wealth Advisors

Micah Kamrass

Board Secretary

Manley Burke

Cincinnati Preschool Promise Board Members

  • Deborah Allsop, Executive Director, FamiliesFoward
  • Bianca Edwards, Lead Organizer, AMOS Organizing Collaborative
  • Terri England, Owner/Administrator, New Horizons Child Care Center
  • Christine Fisher, Director of Operations, Possip
  • Marcia Futel, Co-Owner, Chuck Futel & Associates
  • Anthony Hobson, Vice President, North American Properties
  • Micah Kamrass, Attorney, Manley Burke
  • Gary Lindgren, Executive Director, Cincinnati Business Committee
  • O’dell Moreno Owens, M.D., M.P.H., President and CEO, Interact for Health
  • Laura Sanregret, CPS Preschool Teacher, Dater Montessori
  • Bishop Ennis Tait, Pastor and Senior Overseer, Ennis Tait Ministries
  • Sallie Westheimer, Retired President & CEO, 4C for Children
  • Vanessa Y. White, PhD., Vantage Consulting Group, LLC

Cincinnati Preschool Promise Board Observers

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