Gayle provides consulting for family engagement, responsible fatherhood and two-generation program approaches. She offers guidance to professionals and organizations to increase the significance of family education, community, school and parent engagement, school readiness, family literacy and early intervention and prevention. Her expertise includes cultivating collaborative programs and partnerships to maximize social capital and increase return on investment as well as creating promotion, recruitment and data management structures for successful outcomes and organizational growth. She’s called to speak at national family and relationship conferences, Head Start programs, universities, schools and community agencies. Her experience includes over twenty years of board and community involvement, family advocacy, program management, public speaking and training.
She currently has partnerships that includes one of the largest child development centers in Ohio and several family, parent, fatherhood, community and government agencies. Her PLI experience, training and the leadership network provides support with implementing workforce development and family financial literacy programming. As an initial PLI goal to expand and enhance her menu of services with families, Gayle’s involvement helps her provide greater economic stability and sufficiency to families and nurture their advancement.
Previously Gayle created, implemented and managed a successful multi-generation program federally grant funded program, Family Works that served over 700 families within four years. She trained and managed child instructors to deliver engaging social-emotional learning and self-regulation skills to children. Her and her husband co-facilitated a multiple format program that educated parents, fathers and couples on relationship and parenting skills to increase healthy and vital families and prevent the pathologies that impact the next generation of children.
She is a certified Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Trainer and Consultant, Nurturing Fatherhood Trainer and evidence based instructor for several relationship and abuse prevention programs. Additionally, she is a certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer.
Gayle holds a master’s degree and is an associate minister at her church. Her and her husband led the church couple ministry for over twelve years. Currently, they provide Christian centered classes, workshops, and training to churches and organizations, also.