Bios - Board of Directors
Jeff is an Alabama native from Monroe county. He has been a supporter and friend of the Lee County Literacy Coalition for many years participating in annual fundraisers and advising the organization on Information Technology matters.
Working with the Auburn University Office of Information Technology for over 25 years, he is currently the Director of Infrastructure, Virtualization and High-Performance Computing.
Jeff was introduced to LCLC by his wife Betsy, a current LCLC ambassador, who has served in many roles including past President of the LCLC Board. Jeff and Betsy live in Auburn and have two adult children. Jeff also enjoys supporting other local causes through his church men's group including, Redeeming Grace Ministries, Our House and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Alabama.
Another lifelong love and profession has been as a musician where he lived and worked in Nashville Tennessee for many years before moving back to Auburn in 1996. Jeff continues to play music around the Auburn area with various ensembles. Jeff says, I am always touched when hearing the success stories of LCLC learners and realize the life changing power of literacy. It is a joy to be a part of it.
Michael is passionate about literacy as a result of having a grandmother develop a nationally recognized reading program that was taught in all 50 U.S. states and validated by the U.S. Department of Education. He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. His family has always been a big part of who he is and what he enjoys doing. He is one of eight kids (six boys and two girls) and now has his own family. He is married to a southern girl who stays at home with their three kids (2 girls and 1 boy). He graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) where he received a bachelors degree in public health and a minor in business, and then received a masters degree in hospital administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Michael is employed by East Alabama Medical Health and works as an operational manager which he truly enjoys and is passionate about the work he does. Healthcare has always been close to him since his father is a physician and several of his brothers are in healthcare related fields. He enjoys spending time with family, reading books to and playing with his kids. He also enjoys reading, playing piano, cooking, outdoor activities and loves traveling. His favorite place he has traveled is Jerusalem, where he studied a semester while attending BYU at the BYU Jerusalem campus.
Ms. Stewart is an advocate and supporter of the organization. As co-founder and Principal of Innovative Healthcare Solutions, Pat was responsible for the quality of consulting services provided to Innovative Healthcare Solutions clients. Working across the United States with healthcare executives and her consultants, she played a key role in growing, marketing, and managing the practice’s consulting services. Under Pat’s guidance from 2000 to 2016, Innovative Healthcare Solutions, Inc. received multiple national awards as a leader in healthcare technology consulting. Pat sold her healthcare technology consulting company in 2016 and has retired from business. Throughout her career, she has tried to combine her business skills with her desire to help others and “give back” in a meaningful way.
One of Pat’s goals for her retirement has been to dedicate more time for positive change in our community. She provides her professional expertise to LCLC as well as the Food Bank Garden, Stop Hunger Now, Christian Women’s Job Corps of Lee County, United Way of Central Alabama, and the YWCA of Central Alabama. Pat is a Certified Public Accountant with degrees in Biology and Accounting from Auburn University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
As a dependable, knowledgeable, and compassionate administrative assistant with over 15 years of experience in office administration roles within life insurance, banking, and medical industries, Hazel liaised between all levels in business and non-profit sectors with management, staff and volunteers. She retired in August 2020, and moved to Auburn in October the same year. Hazel is a Cleveland, Ohio native and has two adult daughters.
Faith P. Twiggs
Daniels has been working with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old for over 30 years. She owned my own daycare home and Day Care Center where her goal was to educate, motivate and inspire children to learn. Her goal is help children at a young age to achieve their educational goals in life. “I think by starting that learning stage early in life is the key to it”. Daniels has worked in private daycare centers in Macon County, Montgomery County and Lee County. She worked with the Montgomery Community Action Head start Program for 8 years and now is employed with ACHR Head start Program in Auburn. She has a CDA in Early Childhood Education, Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and working on a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at AUM. “My goal is to continue to reach children in the community to help them rise to an educational level that will help them to succeed in life”.
Joseph A. Holt
Joseph Holt is founder and principal of AMPLO and has over eleven years of experience in the real estate industry with a focus in multifamily housing. Prior to founding AMPLO Capital, Joseph co-founded Kore Company, a multifamily development firm based in Birmingham, AL. Joseph's background also includes seven years in multifamily investment sales at Rock Apartment Advisors, now Harbert Multifamily, where he was Vice President and led the firm's institutional investment sales team. Joseph graduated from Auburn University in 2008 with a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and a Minor in Finance and has a Masters of Business Administration from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.