The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI), a leading organization dedicated to improving and advancing the quality of life for Black children and their families, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wanda Montgomery to its National Board of Directors. Ms. Montgomery, who serves as the President of the BCDI-Milwaukee Chapter, began serving her term in October 2009.
“Wanda’s leadership of BCDI-Milwaukee, her longstanding commitment to supporting children and families, and her knowledge of our affiliates’ strengths and needs make her a valuable asset to our Board, and we look forward to her service in this new capacity,” said Carol Brunson Day, President & CEO of NBCDI.
As President of BCDI-Milwaukee, Ms. Montgomery leads the 13-year old affiliate in developing a range of community partnerships and implementing education and advocacy programs, including the Back to School book giveaway, Entering the College Zone, Love to Read Early Literacy, Parent Empowerment Project, and Community Health Fairs for Kids, among others.
In addition to her role as President of BCDI-Milwaukee, Ms. Montgomery is also the Director of Ongoing and Safety Services for Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin. She previously served as Executive Director of Children’s Family and Community Partnerships in Milwaukee, and was appointed in 2005 by Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle to serve on the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council.
In 2009 she was appointed by Senator Lena Taylor to the Wisconsin Strengthening Families Committee; appointed by Representative Tamara Grigsby to the Child Welfare Rate Setting Committee and; appointed by Secretary Reggie Bicha to the Department of Children and Families, Child Welfare Advisory Council.
Hey, Wanda Congratulations we need more people like you to begin loving children. It takes special people to love and care about children and it’s nice to know, you are one of those people. Keep caring and loving our children. I love the way you do the things you do.