Board of Directors

Katherine Baldwin

Katherine is Program Coordinator for The Urban Child Institute, overseeing program implementation and providing evaluation support for several projects, including those at Neighborhood Christian Centers, WLOK 1340AM, the Memphis Public Library, and the University of Tennessee/LeBonheur Pediatric Specialists clinic.

Katherine received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes College and a Master of Science degree in social work from the University of Tennessee.

Sallie Foster

Sallie Foster has served as Executive Assistant to Administration and the Board of Directors since 1977, when she assumed that role at Le Bonheur, and has continued through the transitions to LHS, Inc., and The Urban Child Institute. Additionally, she manages the day-to-day operation of the 600 Jefferson building where The Institute is located.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Memphis in 1985.

Jean Phebus

Jean Phebus oversees The Urban Child Institute’s accounting and financial administration. She has extensive experience in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Jean has served on several nonprofit boards and volunteers for various causes.

She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1992. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1993.

Katy Spurlock

Katy Spurlock is Director of Education and Dissemination for The Urban Child Institute. She also serves on several nonprofit boards and community advisory committees.

Katy received a B.A. degree from Rhodes College, a Masters of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee College of Social Work, and a Masters of Science degree in Business from the University of Memphis.

Jason Ziegler

Jason Ziegler is the IT Manager at The Institute. Since 2008, he has been responsible for configuring and supporting software, hardware, network and other staff-empowering technologies. He has also assisted with the Data Book, research database projects, social media communications, and analytics.

Jason has a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of Memphis.