Our Board

The Childhood Language Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a volunteer board responsible for fund raising, management of finances and overseeing the affairs of the Center.

The Board is comprised of the following members:


2021 Board of Directors


  • Andy Barker, Edgewood Summit Assisted Living
  • Allison Ballard, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
  • Jon Castleberry – Ex-Officio Voting, State of West Virginia and Scottish Rite 
  • Tish Chafin, The Chafin Law Firm
  • Craig Daniels, Brown Edwards 
  • Jim Crawford, Retired and Kanawha School Board member
  • Todd Dorcas, Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
  • Riley Jo Evans, Evans Funeral Home
  • Dr. Dan Foster, Retired
  • Mark Grigsby, Pray Construction
  • Brian Hicks, PEPSI
  • Kim Isaac, Retired
  • Dr. SuSu Kapourales, Marshall Health
  • LeAnne Kelly, General Corporation
  • Mac McMillian, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department
  • Glen Murphy – Ex-Officio Voting, Spilman Law Firm
  • George Smith, O.V. Smith
  • Jim Songer, Songer Insurance Agency
  • Matthew Sutton, City of Charleston
  • Danielle Waltz, Jackson Kelly Law Firm
  • Ryan White, White Law Firm and Kanawha County School Board
  • Jack Yost – Ex-Officio Voting Member, Retired and Scottish Rite