GGC Team

GGC runs on Friendship, Laughter and lots of Ice Cream. What’s your favorite flavor?

 Educator Portal Team

HFH Website

Anne Walker, Chief Program and Curriculum Officer
Anne is a career writer and researcher who has written for business, academic, political, and non-profit entities. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Duke University and her Master’s Degree in International Affairs at George Washington University, in 2006 she joined the staff of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in the Legislative Affairs Office. Following her departure from Massachusetts, she worked as an independent writer and researcher where she wrote policy and procedure manuals, curriculum documents, and public relations and marketing materials for non-profit and business organizations. Currently Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband Justin and daughter Isabella.

Brandon Graves, Education Consultant
Brandon is a Louisville native and a teacher with over 10 years of experience. At Byck Elementary, he has served as Team Lead, on the Instructional Leadership Team, and as part of the School-Based Decision Making Council, and has been trained in Responsive Classroom, Universal Design for Learning, CARE for Kids, and differentiated instruction. Currently pursuing his Ph.D., Brandon received his BA from Howard University and MSE from Indiana University Southeast. He also spent two years teaching in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Currently, he leads the GGC Special Area class to support Byck’s Talent Development Magnet, serving as part of the leadership team implementing the GGC curriculum throughout the school to support the first designated social-emotional magnet school in the country.

Heather French Henry, Strategic Outreach Director
Heather French Henry has been working in government at the local, state and national levels for over 23 years. She first gained national notoriety as Miss America 2000 and used that platform to share her unique story to advocate for military veterans and their families. She has served as both deputy commissioner and commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs for two Governors in the Commonwealth of Kentucky which oversees nursing home facilities, cemeteries and programs for over 300,000 veterans. Both she and her husband operate the Rosemary Clooney Museum which houses the famous White Christmas Movie Collection. She is the volunteer Director of the Heather French Foundation for Veterans which focuses on developing military educational displays to honor our heroes and educate the public about their sacrifice and service. Heather is from Maysville and Augusta, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning. She is married to Dr. Stephen L. Henry, former Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky & acclaimed trauma orthopedic surgeon. They have two daughters Harper Renee’ and Taylor Augusta.

 School Empowerment Zone Team


Alyssa Zediker, School Empowerment Zone Manager
After serving a year with Global Game Changers from August 2017 to August 2018, Alyssa found a heart for building capacity for our growing organization, so she accepted a second year as VISTA Leader. Alyssa earned a BA in both Philosophy and Zoology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Alyssa loves working with all ages as she previously worked a Personal Care Assistant in a retirement community and enjoyed working with the kids in the classroom. Outside of work Alyssa enjoys spending time playing video games, beach volleyball or with her pet rabbit Booplesnoot. Originally from Suburbs of Chicago, Alyssa currently resides in Louisville, KY.

School Empowerment Zone Team

Lorin Bass
AmeriCorps Office Lead

Lyrah Fosl
Support Facilitator

Cameron McNeil
Graphic Designer

Meghan Ernst
Site Manager

Kierra Troi Harbin
Site Manager

Cassie Spires
Dann C. Byck
AmeriCorps Assistant Manager

Shannon Runke
Whitney Young
Site Manager

Elliott Hughes
Whitney Young
AmeriCorps Assistant Manager

Tiffany Travis
Whitney Young Elementary

Melissa Pares
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Site Manager

Taylor Newby
Martin Luther King, Jr.
AmeriCorps Assistant Manager

Thanks to

We are a proud recipient of grants for AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps Serve Kentucky (Serve KY), and AmeriCorps NCCC Members to serve our organization. Without our AmeriCorps members, past and present, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Thank you for your service!