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

Phone: (205) 944-2928

Fax: (205) 945-8159

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Karen Kapp, Executive Director
Ext. 305

Bill Harris, Director of Operations
Ext. 311

Donna Gove, Director of Development and Public Relations
Ext. 320

Melissa Niven, Director of Program Impact
Ext. 316

Debbie Dziedzic, Finance Director
Ext. 304

Sherri Blank, Communications Coordinator
Ext. 302

Sylvia Sheffield, Grants Coordinator
Ext. 330

Valerie Eades, Administrative Assistant III
Ext. 303

Candace Caldwell, Administrative Assistant I
Ext. 300


Kathleen Drake, Volunteer Coordinator
Ext. 307


Carole Bonner, Summer Learning Director
Ext. 308

Ammie Akin, Summer Reading Project Developer
Ext. 317

HOPE Community Learning Centers

Jake Paul, Program Director
Ext. 306

Litia Sistrunk, Program Coordinator
Ext. 329 

Saundra Taylor, Program Coordinator
Ext. 312


Megan Cooper, Intervention Director
Ext. 314

Queen Martin, Intervention Coordinator
Ext. 315

Kera Foster, Program Coordinator-Intervention
Ext. 313

Kathy Phillips, Reading Intervention Coordinator
Ext. 313


Darlene Gray, Enrichment Director
Ext. 323

Kera Foster, Program Coordinator-Enrichment
Ext. 313

Kemenka Belton, Enrichment Coordinator
Ext. 309

Shannon Brown, Enrichment Coordinator
Ext. 310

Susan Kennemer, Enrichment Coordinator
Ext. 328

D Shorter, Enrichment Coordinator
Ext. 318

Gina Waldrop, Enrichment Coordinator
Ext. 318

Melissa Baty, Schoolwide Enrichment Coordinator
Ext. 322

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Jake Paul, Program Director
Ext. 306

Valerie Eades, Administrative Assistant III
Ext. 303