Executive Leadership Committee

Our Executive Leadership Committee (ELC) keeps us focused on our mission, shapes our agenda, and provides leadership to Ready At Five, while working closely with our steering and advisory committees.

ELC Chair
Meredith Callanan, Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

ELC Members

William Backstrom, Senior Vice President, Client and Community Relations Director, PNC Bank

Jeffrey D. Brookes, President, Brookes Publishing Company

Brian Dulay, Executive Director, Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, Inc.

Rebecca English, Esq., Head of Global Tax, CFO Group; Vice President, T. Rowe Price Group Inc.

Taylor Graff, Brown Advisory

David Hanlin

Brenda Hussey-Gardner, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine - University of MD Children's Hospital

Yolanda Jenkins, Program Director of School Readiness, Family League of Baltimore

Bryan L. Perry, General Counsel, Northern Illinois University

Kimberly Stokes









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