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Better Basics
211 Summit Parkway, Suite 108
Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: (205) 944-2928

Toll-Free: (877) 957-READ

Fax: (205) 945-8159

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Karen Kapp, Executive Director
Ext. 305

Melissa Niven, Operations Director
Ext. 311

Debbie Dziedzic, Finance Director
Ext. 304

Sherri Blank, Communications Coordinator
Ext. 302

Jenny Wilson, Development Coordinator
Ext. 320

Valerie Eades, Administrative Assistant III
Ext. 303

Candace Caldwell, Administrative Assistant I
Ext. 300


Josh Hausen, Director of Program Services
Ext. 316

Kathleen Drake, Volunteer Coordinator
Ext. 307

HOPE Community Learning Centers

LaTasha Nix, Program Administrator
Ext. 306

India Allen, Program Coordinator
Ext. 312

Saundra Taylor, Program Coordinator
Ext. 329


Carole Bonner, Summer Learning Specialist
Ext. 308

Megan Cooper, Intervention Director
Ext. 313

Queen Martin, Reading Intervention
Ext. 315


Darlene Gray, Enrichment Director
Ext. 323

Margaret Henricks, Enrichment Coordinator
Ext. 309

Melissa Macyauski, Enrichment Coordinator
Ext. 310

Byanca Underwood, Enrichment Coordinator
Ext. 328

Melissa Baty, Enrichment Coordinator (Schoolwide Enrichment)
Ext. 322