The People

 

 

Great Leadership

With support from PNC’s executive management, PNC Grow Up Great® is directed by Sally McCrady, Director of Community Affairs and Chair and President of the PNC Foundation. A cross-functional corporate team, representing employees from a broad range of PNC businesses and staff areas, assists with overall program strategy. And in each market, a Grow Up Great team helps to execute the program at a local level.

 

The PNC Grow Up Great Advisory Council

PNC has convened an Advisory Council composed of leaders in the early childhood education field. They provide strategic direction and guidance for the Grow Up Great program.

Among their many roles, council members stand with PNC to advocate for early childhood education, to identify opportunities for strategic partnerships, and to track the progress of our efforts.

Advisory Council Members

Tonya Allen
Tonya Allen
Skillman Foundation

Maureen Barber-Carey, Ed.D.
Maureen Barber-Carey, Ed.D.
Barber National Institute

W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D.
W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D.
National Institute for Early Education Research

Barbara Bowman, M.A.
Barbara Bowman, M.A.
Erikson Institute

Jerlean E. Daniel, Ph.D.
Jerlean E. Daniel, Ph.D.
Early Childhood Consultant

Sharon Darling
Sharon Darling
National Center for Families Learning

Marcia Egbert
Marcia Egbert
The George Gund Foundation

Deforia Lane, Ph.D.
Deforia Lane, Ph.D.
University Hospitals of Cleveland, Seidman Cancer Center

Michael L. López, Ph.D.
Michael L. López, Ph.D.
Abt Associates


Barbara A. Wasik, Ph.D.
PNC Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education, Temple University

Barbara-Ann Weinstein, Ed.D.
Barbara-Ann Weinstein, Ed.D.
Family Central, Inc.

 

Ex-Officio Advisory Council Members

Jeanette Betancourt, Ed.D.
Jeanette Betancourt, Ed.D.
Sesame Workshop

William H. Isler
William H. Isler
The Fred Rogers Company

Yasmina S. Vinci
Yasmina S. Vinci
National Head Start Association

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Sesame Workshop®

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National Head Start Association

NHSA is a private, national association that supports Head Start programs. It offers a wide variety of services and provides a number of programs designed to directly enhance early childhood education communities and enrich the lives of students, parents, and staff.

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The Fred Rogers Company

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