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The Vestavia Hills Board of Education meets the last Wednesday of each month for the regularly scheduled meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the board room unless otherwise noted.

Vestavia Hills Board Members

Jerry Dent, President, is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal where he specializes in real estate advisory and environmental economics consulting. He holds a B.S. in Corporate Finance from the University of Alabama and received an M.B.A. from the University of Mississippi. Jerry serves on the Mayor's Financial Advisory Committee, Salvation Army Youth Services Council, and was honored as a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Alabama Leadership Class 2009 and the Birmingham Business Journal's Top 40 Under Forty in 2008. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham and serves as an MBA Program Mentor to graduate business students at Rice University and the University of Mississippi. Jerry has previously volunteered for United Way, Salvation Army, and Goodwill. He is a member of and holds various designations with several professional organizations including: Counselors of Real Estate, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and American Society of Appraisers. Jerry and his wife, Veronica, have two daughters, Anna Grace and Mary Claire, who are enrolled in Vestavia Hills schools. They attend church at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham. You may contact Jerry Dent by email at jdent@vestavia.k12.al.us

Kym Prewitt, Vice-President, works with her family owned and operated business, Haas Fabrics, Inc. Kym is a graduate of the Vestavia Hills school system and Auburn University where she earned a B.S. degree in secondary education majoring in language arts. She formerly taught English in the Vestavia Hills system before becoming involved in the community by serving as vice president of the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation, president of the Vestavia Hills PTA and PTO Councils, board member of Leadership Vestavia Hills, and co-chairman of Youth Leadership Vestavia Hills. Kym is also involved in education work statewide by serving on the Executive Committee of the Governor's Commission on Quality Teaching, as a member of the Governor's Congress on School Leadership, chairmen of both of Governor Riley's Reading Summits, co-chair of the A+ Education Partnership Council, and member of both the Alabama State Reading Leadership Team and the State Textbook Committee. She is a past president of the Jefferson County Auburn Club and past member of the Board of Directors of the Auburn University National Alumni Association and currently serves on the Auburn University College of Education's National Advisory Council. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of literacy and has received service and leadership awards from Auburn University, the Literacy Council of Alabama, Better Basics, Inc., Childcare Resources Center, and the Alabama Association of Professional Fundraisers. Kym and her husband Johnny have three children, Jack, Addie and Billy, in the Vestavia Hills school system and the family attends Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. You may contact Kym Prewitt by email at prewittkh@vestavia.k12.al.us

Nathaniel H. Robin, MD, is a Professor in the Departments of Genetics and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a native of New York, graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine ('85), and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York ('89). He completed his medical training in both Pediatrics and Medical Genetics. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr Robin is an active teacher at all levels of medical education, and has won a number of awards as an educator. He was a leader in the recent curriculum overhaul at the School of Medicine, and serves on several national medical education committees. His wife, Laurie Marzullo, MD, is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician at The Children's Hospital of Alabama. Nat and his wife have three sons - Joseph (VHHS class of 2010), Timothy (2013), and Alex (2016). You may contact Nathaniel Robin by email at robinnh@vestavia.k12.al.us

Mark Hogewood is a lawyer with Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff and Brandt. His practice is primarily in the area of civil litigation with emphasis on corporate and insurance defense, as well as insurance coverage litigation. Mark is an adjunct professor of insurance law at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He has served on the State Bar's Task Force on Adult Literacy and on the Birmingham Bar Association's Public Service Committee. Mark attended Wake Forest University where he was selected for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa honorary and served on the Student Judicial Board. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics in 1990. He then attended Vanderbilt University School of Law and graduated in 1993. Mark was a member of the board of directors for Restoration Academy from 2005 - 2009. He is an elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church. He is currently the president of the Birmingham chapter of the Christian Legal Society. Mark served on the board of directors for the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club and was a member of Leadership Vestavia Hills Class of 2003. Mark and his wife Catherine have three children, Luke, Anna and Mary, who attend Vestavia Hills schools. You may contact Mark Hogewood by e-mail at mhogewood@vestavia.k12.al.us

Nancy Corona's thirty-plus years of CPA experience led to her current position as Director of Reimbursement and Grants Accounting at The Children's Hospital of Alabama. Prior to joining the hospital on a full-time basis in 2002 she began her career at Ernst and Young and then spent 17 years in her own CPA practice. Ms. Corona is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham and has been active in professional organizations such as the Alabama Society of CPA's and the Hospital Financial Management Association. Her civic activities include serving on the Executive Boards of Better Basics, The Children's Literacy Guild, and the Beautification Board for the City of Vestavia. She is also a member of the Vestavia Hills Garden Club and the UAB Alumni Society. A long-time resident of Vestavia Hills, Ms. Corona attends St. Luke's Episcopal Church, is an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and volunteers at The Foundry. You may contact Nancy Corona by email at coronans@vestavia.k12.al.us