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Board & Trustees

Our Team

2019 Board of Directors


  • Chair

    Lawrence Whatley
    Harris Insurance

  • First Vice Chair

    Elizabeth Hamlin
    Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Second Vice Chair

    Elizabeth Crawford
    Community Advocate

  • Treasurer

    Michael Coggin
    Noble Bank

  • Secretary

    Steve Dapkus

  • Parliamentarian

    Jessica Grover
    Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC


  • Tracy Bell

    Iberia Wealth Advisors

  • Camille Berry

    Brik Realty

  • Tarsha Bluiett, Ph.D.

    Samford University

  • Polly Borasino

    Children's of Alabama

  • Reisa Brooks, Ph.D.

    Shelby County Schools

  • Virgina Burke

    Encompass Health

  • Cassandra Greer

    Regions Bank

  • Alison Grizzle, Ph.D.

    Alabama State Department of Education

  • Niki Harris

    Southern Nuclear LLC

  • Rachel Lary

    Lightfoot, Franklin & White

  • Nik Layman

    Nik Layman Photography

  • Johanna Lewis

    Southern Research Institute

  • Ladd Mark

    Surgical Care Associates

  • Sarah Mazzoni, MD


  • Kate Meriwether

    Valley Bank

  • Lori Moore

    BBVA Compass

  • Raquel Morgan

    Alabama Power Company

  • Michelle Rodrigues, Ph.D.

    Jefferson County

  • Matthew Scully

    Burr & Forman

  • Hon. Carole Smitherman

    Jefferson County

  • Ingrid Straeter, DMV

    Cardiac Evaluations

  • Tania Terry

    Honda Manufacturing of Alabama

  • Megan Wilson



The Trust, a separate entity, oversees a restricted endowment. Girls Inc. is fortunate that these individuals continue to share their time and talent with the organization.

Felix Drennen, Brice Building Co.
James Gewin, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Bobbye Ann Goodner, Community Volunteer
Todd Sharley, Realty South
Jeane Stone, Community Volunteer
Thomas Wilder, Alagasco

  • Walker Area Community Foundation
    Walker Area Community Foundation