Staff & Committees


Lynn Voelz

Executive Director

Jane Littlejohn

Special Projects Coordinator
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Elizabeth Sanders

Grants Manager

Magen Ellison

Major Grants Coordinator

Mark Silvers

Financial Managment, CPA


Committees serve an essential role in accomplishing our mission. These committed individuals share the BCPEF vision and bring expertise to explore opportunities, share information, and coordinate action to support and fund critical initiatives and classroom innovation.

The Executive Committee is authorized to carry on the business of the Foundation, appoint its officers and trustees, formulate and promote programs for the solicitation of gifts, grants, and bequests for the Foundation and identify the projects which the Foundation will support.

Nancy M. Blank

Vice President:
David Beckler

Keith Barrett

Chris Anziano
Matt Bentley
Ron Braam
Catherine Boettner
Chari Buckner
Diana Calfee
Linda Cash
Russell Dyer
John Haile
Sheryl Jaggers
Rebecca McIntire
Laurie McNulty
Debra Torres

Emeritus Members:
Rodney Fitzgerald

The Business & Corporate Committee cultivates, solicits and recognizes gifts from the business, corporate and professional community. They are a liaison to corporate foundations.

Ron Braam

Committee Members:
Joyce Brinkmeyer
Brad Emendorfer
Lisa Mantooth
Margaret Schenck
Lee Stewart
Pat Stone
Todd Walker

Members of the Grants Committee research sources of grants and submit proposals which benefit the schools’ academic programs. Additionally, as requested by school system personnel, the Committee reviews grant proposals and assists to recognize gifts from grantor foundations.

Vanessa Hammond

Committee Members:
Nancy Eskew
Rodney Fitzgerald
Patti Hunt
Debby Torres
David Watts
Mindy Wenger

Comprised of teachers from each school, the Education Family Committee enhances communication between the Foundation and the employees of Cleveland City and Bradley County School Systems. They assist to cultivate, solicit and recognize the donors within the Education Family, communicating with peers regarding Foundation programs. This involvement includes evaluating the Teacher Grant applications annually.

Arnold Elementary: Siema Swartzel
Blythe Bower Elementary: Kim Foxworth
Candy's Creek Cherokee Elementary: Leslie Avery
Candy's Creek Cherokee Elementary: Ann Collins
Cleveland High: Erin Hattabaugh
Cleveland High: Karen Patterson
Cleveland Middle: Loes Riggins
E.L. Ross Elementary: Wenona Patterson
George R. Stuart Elementary: Danielle Maloney-Jones
Bradley County Schools: Pam Coleman
Bradley Central High: Charis Reagan
Charleston Elementary: Denise George
Goal Academy: Gary Peltier
Lake Forest Middle: Megann Cuffman
Michigan Avenue Elementary: Debbie Walker
North Lee Elementary: Vicky Vicars
Oak Grove Elementary: Nikki Weathers
Oak Grove Elementary: Bridgett Burris
Ocoee Middle School:
Parkview Elementary: Candice Atha
Parkview Elementary: Jennifer Hammonds
Prospect Elementary: Lynn Cline
Taylor Elementary: Jessica Wooten
Valley View Elementary:
Walker Valley High: Stacey Wielfaert
Waterville Elementary: Brianne Maya