Executive Board and Staff
FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS
*LaTonia Monroe Naylor, MS -- President, CEO, and Executive Board Chair
The idea of Parent Villages was birthed in my heart after hearing startling data around student preparedness for kindergarten. Even still, the reality that the achievement and opportunity gaps align is more evident now than it was then. Yet the confidence that these gaps can narrow when the village is present for our children grow within me. I am amazed by what we can do “together” and thankful for an organization led by fearless mothers who strive to be a bridge that brings the village and its resources together to benefit all of our children.
*Cindy Gaynor, Board Treasurer
Why Parent Villages? I’m working with women who are mothers first and businesswomen, second. Together and separately, we truly and genuinely believe in the value and ethics of hard work, perseverance, and success, without compromising our humility of the self and empathy of others. As parents, we understand that is our job to be our children’s biggest advocate. Parent Villages is a platform where our communities’ families can have a voice, despite their hindrances. We are an action-driven organization that encourages educational programs that could change the trajectory of our communities’ lives.
*Page Monroe, Board Clerk
As a member of the Campaign Committee to Elect LaTonia Monroe Naylor, at one of the meetings LaTonia had informed us of the low 6% rate of students being prepared for Kindergarten. That information really touched my heart with concern, and we began to brainstorm about what more we could do to help the community after the election. After the election, Parent Villages was born and the understanding and advocacy to promote the village mentality became fundamental to our mission and to help raise children. Our purpose is to get as much information out to Students, Parents, Teachers, Advocates, Leaders in the community, to help support All Children.
*Ayanna Crawford, Board Member
Having a love for public relations and media work is one thing. Being able to use my gifts and talents for a non profit that provides services and support for parents and children is priceless. As a Consultant and Motivational speaker for nonprofits and colleges in the Pioneer Valley. I am the proud mother of two children. I am also is the owner/ President of AC consulting and Media Services specializing in workshops in communications skills; press releases; social media management & marketing with nonprofits and community-based centers in the New England area. As a co-founder I could not be more happy with the work Parent Villages has accomplished this far.
Tiffany Rufino, Board Member