The McNeilly Board of Directors approved a recommendation from the McNeilly Executive Board to name Nelda Fulghum, Interim Executive Director. Nelda was the program manager at the McNeilly Early Head Start Infant & Toddler location on Stockell Street and has been with McNeilly since June 2005. Nelda has over 30 years experience directing high quality childcare programs. Nelda is a professional development specialist working with the CDA council to assess skills of caregivers working on their Child Development Associate credential. Nelda is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is highly involved with the local and state affiliates. Nelda is also the Vice-President of the non-profit Caring Health Foundation working with developmental therapists and the ECE community to enhance the development of children in our agencies. Nelda says, “I believe children deserve the best we have to give and I am honored to serve McNeilly children, families and staff. I look forward to working with our staff, board of directors and community partners to enhance the mission of McNeilly Center”.