The Growsmart Policy Board

The GrowSmart Policy Board serves as an advisory body to the GrowSmart Team.

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The Growsmart Policy Board

The Policy Board is a team of Leaders across the City departments and community partners who provide strategic direction and support for our collaborative early childhood system. This team meets to help us find innovative, collaborative solutions across our partner network.

GS Board

Kenneth Chandler - Chair
Deputy City Manager

City of Virginia Beach

Barbara Lito
Virginia Beach GrowSmart Coordinator

Virginia Beach Dept. of Economic Development
4525 Main Street, Suite 700
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 385-0144

Jarrett Brunny
Director, United for Children

United Way South Hampton Roads

Jenifer Barefoot-Gresham
Owner/Director

Barefoot Kids Christian Day School

Danielle Cigularova
Director, Transfer Advising & Articulations

Old Dominion University

Aileen Smith
Director

Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

Michael Kirschman
Director

Virginia Beach Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Dr. Demetria Lindsay
Director

Virginia Beach Department of Public Health

Renee Olander
Associate Vice President, Regional Higher Education Centers; Assistant Professor of English

Old Dominion University

Eva Poole
Director

Virginia Beach Public Libraries

Kipp Rogers
Chief Academic Officer

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Danielle Colucci
Executive Director of Elementary Teaching & Learning

Virginia Beach City Public Schools