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Better Basics
1231 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone: (205) 944-2928

Fax: (205) 945-8159

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Kristi Bradford, Executive Director

Bill Harris, Operations Director

Jake Paul, Director of Development and Public Relations

Debbie Dziedzic, Finance Director

Sylvia Sheffield, Grants Coordinator

Candace Caldwell, Executive Assistant



Kathleen Drake, Volunteer Director

Darlene Gray, Director of Literacy and Math Programs

Gina Waldrop, HOPE Center Director

Dee Shorter, HOPE Center Coordinator

Queen Martin, Reading Intervention Coordinator

Kathy Phillips, Reading Intervention Coordinator

Susan Kennemer, Enrichment Coordinator

Amy Howe, Enrichment Coordinator

Sally Perkins, Summer Learning Director