Marcy Crull – Executive Director

As the new Executive Director, Marcy is humbled and excited to lead this important organization into its next chapter. I’m lucky to be joining a fantastic team in an inspiring community.  She’s ready to advance Girls Inc.’s mission to help inspire ALL GIRLS to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. Marcy is born and raised in Wayne County, and returned after completing a bachelor’s degree. She has worked with Wayne County youth through several different organizations, including JA, Girl Scouts, cheerleading, dance, and volunteering in local schools. Marcy has three daughters of her own, and knows  first-hand how important it is to give girls a space, a voice, and tools they need to set goals, take risks and succeed. As someone who supports inclusiveness, genuinely welcomes and celebrates diverse voices and perspectives and enjoys working in a learning-centered environment, Marcy is excited in the potential of Girls Inc. and what the organization can provide to Wayne County.

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Tamika Bynum – Executive Assistant

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Deana Hatfield – Program Manager

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Nichole Kanney – Outreach Manager

After volunteering with Girls Inc. in the fall of 2017, Nichole’s connection to the program was strong, and she knew she needed to become more involved. Nichole has worked as a Program Associate for both our Strong Group (3rd grade) and our Bold Girls (6th-8th grade) She’s passionate about inspiring girls to express themselves in healthy ways, and challenging them to think more creatively. Nichole oversees all outreach programming, including Healthy Sexuality in our schools.

Nichole is a freelance copywriter with a background in screenwriting and creative writing. She holds a Master of Fine Art degree, and has taught writing workshops and spoke on panels at conferences around the country. Her short animation script, Fridge Mates, won the 2016 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, and her feature-length comedy, Shady Birch, was a finalist in the 2017 Competition, as well as several other prominent screenwriting contests.

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