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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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Bill Harris, Interim Executive Director
Ext. 4311

Jake Paul, Director of Development and Public Relations
Ext. 4306

Kristen Leonard, Director of Program Services
Ext. 4314

Debbie Dziedzic, Finance Director
Ext. 4304

Sylvia Sheffield, Grants Coordinator
Ext. 4330

Candace Caldwell, Executive Assistant
Ext. 4300



Kathleen Drake, Volunteer Director
Ext. 4307

Darlene Gray, Director of Literacy and Math Programs
Ext. 4323


Gina Waldrop, HOPE Center Director
Ext. 4318

Dee Shorter, HOPE Center Coordinator
Ext. 4329

Cheretta Simmons, HOPE Center Coordinator
Ext. 4329

Queen Martin, Reading Intervention Coordinator
Ext. 4315

Kathy Phillips, Reading Intervention Coordinator
Ext. 4301

Susan Kennemer, Enrichment Coordinator
Ext. 4328

Amy Howe, Enrichment Coordinator
Ext. 4318

Sally Perkins, Summer Learning Director
Ext. 4308