About Us

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Meet the Team

Who We Are

melvin gravelyMelvin J. Gravely

Chief Executive Officer/Lead Trainer

Mel Gravely currently provides specialized training for various state and county Head Start agencies providing board, staff, and policy council training. He has had the privilege of training parents, staff and board members at several National Head Start Association Annual conferences.

Mel Gravely, a professional trainer and speaker is a native of Canton, Ohio, his interest in family and children advocacy started forty years ago as a mentor, football/basketball coach and a foster parent.

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Tanika T. Steele

Educational Consultant

Tanika T. Steele is an Educational consultant, Author and Childcare director for a head start program. Mother of six, grandmother of 1, Ms. Steele has over 25 years of experience working with children and families in at risk communities.

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Katie Person

Marketing Consultant

Bio coming soon.

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Christy L. Williams

Webmaster

Christy Williams founded VividPoint Interactive in the summer of 2010 after a diverse career in the sales and marketing field. She has assisted The Gravely Group with their digital marketing strategy since 2011.

 

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Geoffrey Lowry

Head Start Fiscal & Management Consultant

Geoffrey has over 20 years of experience working with personnel and operation management including private and non-profit audits on the state and federal level.

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Lisa B. Stafford

Nonprofit Consultant

Lisa serves serves as an integral part in The Gravely Group's work, assisting with presentations, social media, branding, and client recognition initiatives.

Tell Me and I Forget,
Teach Me and I Remember,
Involve Me and I Will Understand

– Benjamin Franklin

Why Choose The Gravely Group?

Experience is Key

Our mission is to provide excellent training to ensure excellent Head Start programs.

  • Experience. Experience. Experience.

    CEO Mel Gravely brings a lot of experience to the table in understanding people and what we really must do to keep Head Start moving forward.

  • Customized Trainings

    We tailor each training to fit your specific Head Start agency or Board of Directors' prerequisites.

  • Head Start Governing Body Certified

    Acknowledges our understanding about Head Start Governing Body and Tribal Council. View certificate »