Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Our Board of directors lead Gateway into the future while continuing the innovative legacy of our founders.

Gateway's Board has the exciting, but daunting task of navigating Birmingham's oldest nonprofit into the future in the face of unprecedented pace of change.  In response to this challenge, Gateway's Board of Directors drives strategy for Alabama children, families and communities.

Our Board consists of business executives, community leaders and public policy experts, working together to answer a bold and courageous question:

How can Gateway be a game changer for Alabama children and families?

Scroll down to meet the extraordinary leaders who serve as our Board of Directors.

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Maeci Walker

Board Chairman
Vice President
Christie Strategy Group

Dr. Khalilah Brown, MD

Board Vice Chairman
Vice President of Medical Affairs
Southern Research

Denson Franklin, III, JD

Board Immediate Past Chairman
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Vulcan Materials Company

James McCrary

Board Member
Principal Consultant
James P. McCrary Philanthropic Counsel, LLC

Denzel Okinedo

Board Member
Burr Forman, LLP

David Powell

Board Member
Senior Vice President of Sales
Perch Security