The Executive Leadership Committee is pleased to welcome Susan Foulds as Ready At Five's Interim Executive Director. Ms. Foulds is a dynamic results-oriented leader with more than 25 years demonstrated success in producing revenue, executive management, governance, marketing, and strategic planning in both not-for-profit and corporate sectors.
Foulds began her career in advertising on the Grey, New York account management team, where she co-produced an award-winning trade campaign for the National Dairy Board. Acting as Development Director for GLSEN, and a catalyst for change and innovation, she initiated and successfully completed the process for GLSEN to become a sponsored campaign of the Ad Council (ThinkB4YouSpeak).
She began her independent consultancy in 2007, and has focused on interim senior management assignments supporting clients through critical transition periods, and involving resource development, strategic planning and marketing. She holds a BS in Communications from the University of Tennessee.
Additionally, we are happy to announce that Robin Hopkins has been promoted to
Deputy Director of Ready At Five. Ms. Hopkins has been the Senior Program Director at Ready At Five since 2015. She holds a Master's Degree in Educational Studies and graduate certificates in Teaching Reading and Leadership in Technology Integration from the Johns Hopkins University, and an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Towson University. Robin has extensive knowledge and experience with Ready At Five's programs and services, and has an excellent reputation in the early childhood community. She will work with Ready At Five's committed staff to provide continuity while a full search for a permanent Executive Director takes place.
Along with this leadership team, the guidance from our Executive Leadership Committee will ensure that Ready At Five continues to be a strong partner and leader in Maryland's early childhood community, supporting educators, families, and children with a thoughtful plan for leadership transition.