Carolyn Lee-Davis serves as the Operations Manager for NPLI.  Carolyn has been a part of the national PLTI family for over 5 years and has served as Site Coordinator and Director of the Greater Rochester PLTI in New York.  In her role, she will work with the NPLI co-directors and the leadership team members to set NPLI’s strategic goals and manage efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity of the organization.

Carolyn comes aboard with a passionate pursuit to continue expansion of NPLI to more communities and strengthen current supports including the national alumni community.  Carolyn has over 20 years of project management experience and has worked on early childhood issues for more than 10 years.  This experience, in concert with her previous roles, including that Policy Director at The Children’s Agenda, provide a solid foundation for the work ahead at NPLI.

Carolyn is a well esteemed leader in Rochester, New York.  The Rochester PLTI site’s excellence reflects her consistent strong leadership and fidelity to the model.  She will work from Rochester and stay connected as an advisor and Board Member to the Greater Rochester PLTI.  We are excited that Carolyn will be a key contributor on this next leg of our journey in Parent Leadership.  Her gifts and leadership skills are assets that will enrich our shared work.

Born In: Norwood, NY (tiny little town WAY upstate near the Adirondacks and the Canadian border); also my current residence.

Favorite leadership quote: “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.  Leadership starts with communication; listening and sharing with respect.  Democracy is not about agreeing with each other; it’s about respectful discourse when we disagree.

Are you a parent?: I’ve got two gorgeous, kind, funny (sarcastic, thank goodness!), smart kids: Zoe Eliza who is 15 and Abby Hilo who is 12.

My Haiku:

Parent Leadership

Is key to the change we need

Yes, we do mean you.