Board of Directors


Chris Sykes

Board Member


Chris is the Executive Director of the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation. A native of Tennessee, Chris relocated to Birmingham in 2015 and earned his Bachelors of Arts in Communication, as well as a Masters in Public Administration & Communication at UAB. With more than 10 years of public service under his belt, Chris hopes to bring his experience and passion to YNPN and help strengthen the nonprofit sector in Birmingham. In his free time, Chris enjoys playing music, hiking, reading, and running. 

Danielle Tipton

Board Member


Danielle is the Finance and Operations Manager for The Literacy Council of Central Alabama. She received her Bachelors Degree in Human Development from The University of Alabama in 2014. She is an active member of Railroad Park Foundation’s Junior Board and enjoys engaging in other community initiatives as well. Danielle is excited about strengthening the nonprofit workforce of Birmingham through YNPN.

Alliemarie Humphries

Board Member


A Central Florida native with roots in Alabama, Alliemarie moved back to Alabama in 2010. She received her BA in English Literature from the University of Alabama with a double minor in Journalism and Community Agriculture.  Her spark for nonprofit came after working as an intern on a small local urban farm and volunteering with local nonprofits in the West Alabama community. Since 2014, Alliemarie has found ways of incorporating her love for community engagement and growth through working within the substance abuse field, volunteering. In the Winter of 2019, she  earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a certification in Nonprofit Management. Alliemarie currently works for a local conservation organization, Birmingham Audubon.

Alex LaGanke

Board Member

Alex LaGanke has lived in Birmingham for the past 8 years. She graduated from UAB with a Bachelor’s in International Studies in 2015 and went on to accept a job as Program Coordinator at the Education Center of MPOWER Ministries. After nearly 2 years there, she enrolled at Cumberland School of Law, where she is entering her final year. Alex hopes to use her experience in non-profit management and as member of junior boards to expand and strengthen the nonprofit network of Birmingham with the goal of providing better programs for the people of our great city!

Amy Thomas

Board Member

Amy works in Development for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, where she gets to encourage leadership development in young women every day. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Mississippi State University and a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an active member of the Junior League of Birmingham and the Alabama Association of Fundraising Professionals.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Amy fell in love with Birmingham when she moved here five years ago for grad school. Her free time is devoted to practicing yoga, exploring Birmingham, and meeting new people.

Casey Wright

Board Member

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