Board of Directors

2013-14 ACPP board of directors

Judy Roy serves as president of ACPP's board. She is the program coordinator for Disability Rights and Resources in Birmingham and led an effort to pass "money follows the person" legislation that resulted in more than 500 new Medicaid waiver slots in Alabama.

Alice Paris serves as vice president of ACPP's board. She worked as membership services director for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Hampton University and a master's degree in rural economic development from Antioch University McGregor.

Cynthia Brown serves as treasurer of ACPP's board. She is the financial coordinator for the Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama (FOCAL) in Montgomery. She holds a B.S. in accounting from Troy State University and did her M.B.A. work at Troy State University at Montgomery.

Helen Rivas serves as secretary of ACPP's board. She is an interpreter and translator in Birmingham who advocates on immigration and justice issues and represents Latinos Unidos de Alabama (LUDA) on ACPP's board.

John Alexander represents East Lake United Methodist Church of Birmingham on ACPP's board.

Dale Clem is the pastor of Monte Sano United Methodist Church of Huntsville and a founding member of ACPP's sister organization Alabama Arise.

Brandon Fountain is a co-founder of Micah's House and works as the civic engagement and communications organizer for Greater Birmingham Ministries. He is the development officer for Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty and graduated from Columbia International University. He represents Micah's House on ACPP's board.

Andrea Hudson represents Bay Area Women Coalition of Mobile on ACPP's board.

Mary Jones represents Women As Strength Program (WASP) on ACPP's board. She works as the direct services coordinator for Greater Birmingham Ministries.

Eileen Knott represents the Jubilee Community Center of Montgomery on ACPP's board. She holds a B.A. in art history and English from Emory University and an M.A. in American studies from Florida State University.

Cindy Lowry is executive director of the Alabama Rivers Alliance, where she has worked since 2005. She is an Oneonta native and holds a B.S. in wildlife science from Auburn University and an M.P.A. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Susan McAlister represents St. Stephen's Episcopal Church of Birmingham on ACPP's board.

Isabel Rubio is executive director and founder of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA). She is originally from McComb, Miss., and has lived in Birmingham since 1991.

Kenneth Sutton represents Community Church Without Walls of Birmingham on ACPP's board.

Jim Trumpower represents the Church of the Reconciler of Birmingham on ACPP's board.

Carole Zugazaga is an associate professor at Auburn University, where she has been a faculty member of the Social Work Program within the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work since 2002. She holds a B.S.W. from Florida State University and an M.S.W. and a Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida. She is an at-large member of ACPP's board.