Mission Statement

ECARE is a business led and volunteer driven collaborative that mobilizes community stakeholders to drive overall birth to five early learning results.  It is our goal to build a strong foundation of students entering the education system ready to learn.

2019 Board of Directors

Jason Crawford
Managing Partner
One in a Row

Vice Chair
Jennifer Grove
Workforce Development Manager
Gulf Power Company

Bethany Barfield
CFO, Woodlands Medical

Immediate Past Chair
John Hosman
Partner and Chief Operating Officer
FS Advisors, Inc.

Avis Bembry
Retired Education Administrator

Eugene Franklin
Florida Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Scott Ginnetti
VP, Human Resources and Leadership Development
Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems

Jean Norman
Community Volunteer

Mary Riker
Marketing and Communications Director

Advisors to the Board

Mary Anderson
Early Childhood Education Expert