At the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF), our board members play an integral role in the success of the organization, providing strategic direction, solid governance, financial accountability and oversight, and offering support and guidance to staff. Our board members are a powerhouse of individuals in their own spheres of influence, including educators, college presidents, entrepreneurs, executive directors, medical experts, nonprofit and advocacy leaders, and attorneys, who have come together to serve as early childhood champions. With them, our team is supported to bring to reality our vision that each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for life-long health, education, and well-being, supported by a comprehensive, equitable birth-to-eight ecosystem.
As such, NCECF is pleased to announce the appointment of Latonya D. Harrison to our Board of Directors. As an accomplished leader with more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit accounting sector, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team.
Latonya is the Director of Budgets and Grants Management at East Coast Migrant Head Start Project where she has been instrumental in managing and developing the organization’s budget as well as preparing grant applications. Prior to her current role, she worked for North Carolina Central University (NCCU) as an Accounting Technician and in various positions at Down East Partnership for Children, where she found her love for working in the nonprofit field. Latonya has also operated her own consulting company for over 20 years, specializing in bookkeeping, taxes and providing financial consulting services to nonprofit agencies.
Latonya received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Business Management, from Shaw University in Raleigh, NC and her Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from Capella University, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
We are honored to welcome Latonya to our Board of Directors and look forward to the leadership and guidance she will provide to our team.
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The NC Early Childhood Foundation is driven by a bold – and achievable – vision: Each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for life-long health, education, and well-being supported by a comprehensive, equitable birth-to-eight ecosystem. We build understanding, lead collaboration, and advance policies to ensure each North Carolina child is on track for lifelong success by the end of third grade.