Kids Hope Alliance Board of Directors

The Kids Hope Alliance is governed by a seven member board, who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. The Board also includes four Subject Matter Experts from Duval County Public Schools, the State Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, as well as a City Council Liaison.



Board Members

Kevin Gay, Board Chair

Dr. Nathaniel Glover, Vice Chair

Dr. Barbara Darby

Tyra Tutor

Dr. Marvin Wells

Rebekah Davis


Subject Matter Experts


Sheriff Mike Williams
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Dr. Diane Greene, Superintendent
Duval County Public Schools

The Honorable Melissa Nelson
State Attorney’s Office

The Honorable Charles Cofer
Public Defender’s Office


City Council Liaison

The Honorable Samuel Newby

Jacksonville City Council

Executive Leadership

Joe Peppers
Kids Hope Alliance Chief Executive Officer