Meet the Team
Who We Are
Melvin 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.
Tanika T. Steele
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.
Katie Browder-Person has 10 years of hands on Marketing and Community Relations experience. She attended College at Ohio Dominican University where she studied both Communications Studies and Public Relations.
Christy L. Williams
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.
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.
Lisa B. Stafford
Lisa serves serves as an integral part in The Gravely Group's work, assisting with presentations, social media, branding, and client recognition initiatives.
Jennifer 11 years of experience conducting Head Start/Early Head Start Reviews in CLASS and Early Childhood Development along with 10 years of Professional Grant Reading for the Office of Head Start and other governmental agencies.
Fatherhood/Male Involvement Specialist
Jerome has been a fatherhood and male involvement specialist for over 25 years. Currently, he works as a Fatherhood Resource Specialist with the SC Head Start Association Fatherhood Coalition.
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.
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 »