board of directors

Vanessa Cochran, President

Vanessa has more than seven years experience in nonprofit development and is the owner of Branch Out Grants, which assists nonprofits in securing funding to build capacity and establish new programs. Vanessa has a bachelor’s in English from the University of Georgia and a Master of Arts in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University. Vanessa’s youngest daughter attends ACM where she has the freedom to explore her world and gain independence.
Stacia Yim, Treasurer
Stacia was a classroom teacher for 8 years before becoming a mother. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from LSU and is currently a fitness instructor at the YMCA and Mission Fitness. She is the proud mom of 2 Montessori children and one future Montessori child.
Bridget Mulroy, Secretary
Bridget has 14 years of experience working with adults with disabilities. She currently manages programs at L’Arche Mobile. She has a bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy and Theology from Spring Hill College. She is a founding parent member of ACM and proud mom of a Montessori 3rd-grader. Bridget was excited by the opportunity to help expand educational options in Mobile with a program that emphasises peace education.
Stephanie Evans, Marketing Chair
Stephanie is the current Marketing & Events Manager for the History Museum of Mobile and has been a marketing professional for over 7 years working with both non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Stephanie obtained her BFA in Interior Architecture from Harrington College of Design in 2008, but then chose to spend two years traveling and working with non-profit organizations through AmeriCorps. Originally from Chicago, Stephanie moved to Mobile in February 2012 where she got her first taste of Mardi Gras and decided not to leave!