Board of Directors
The Planning Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-planning corporation governed by a volunteer regional Board of Directors. We thank these dedicated supporters of quality childcare and community planning and engagement.
Ms. Oneiceia Howard – Chairwoman
Mr. Anthony D. Sandifer – Vice Chair
Mr. Carter Smith – Secretary
Ms. Angela Kerns, CPA, HCCP – Treasurer
Ms. Valerie Langhorne – Immediate Past Chairwoman
The Honorable J. Samuel Glasscock
Mr. Greg Grootendorst
Mr. James R. Herndon
Mr. Richard J. Knox, Jr.
Ms. J. Gail Nicula, Ph.D.
Ms. Anne Odell
RADM Byron E. “Jake” Tobin (Ret.)
Ms. Eva Wiggins
Jo Ann Short, Ex Officio
Advisory Advisory Board Members:
The Honorable Paul J. Battle
Ms. Shameka Council
Ms. Nicole Brown-Griffin
Ms. Cydney Claren Robinson
The Honorable Martin Thomas, Jr.
The Honorable John M. de Triquet, M.D.
The Honorable Sabrina Wooten
The Planning Council has a long history of exceptional leadership across the organization, supported by a team of professionals and staff dedicated to helping people and communities improve their quality of life.
The Planning Council staff includes expertise in the human services needs in everything from quality childcare to homelessness prevention best practices, from nutrition and obesity prevention training to community assessments and programs, from grant writing services to connecting landlords to qualified families in need of housing.
Jo Ann Short – President and CEO (extension 3008)
Kimberly Malone – Chief Financial Officer (extension 3012)
Julie Dixon – Senior Director of Planning and Program Development (extension 3002)
Monique Adams – Senior Director of Children’s Services (extension 3022)