has been with Lullalee since its inception. He has 25 plus years as an educator, and advocate for children and learning. He has aided us in curriculum concerns, and has rolled up his sleeves and manned our literacy fairs. His strong desire to help is ever present in his daily role in the education 

Lee Ann Butler-Owens


is the daughter of Civil Rights activists Medgar Evers and Myrlie Evers-Williams. Evers-Everette graduated from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Business Merchandising Reena's current role is executive assistant and manager of logistics for the Medgar Evers Institute, a national organization founded by Myrlie Evers-Williams to fulfill the vision of Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers through education and civic engagement programs. Ms. Evers-Everette's civic and volunteer involvements include former chairman of the board of directors of the Claremont Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the City of Claremont's Committees on Dialogue and Human Relations.

Janis Nero Carter


 is an advocate for children's literacy and is the mother of two wonderful college students, Heather, age 23 and Wallace, age 20. Nero Carter served for several years as a Girl Scout Leader, an assistant scoutmaster and merit badge counselor with Boy Scout Troop 96 in Silver Spring, MD. She works as an IT director at the Centers for  Medicare and Medicaid Services.She is a member of Asbury United Methodist Church
in Washington, DC serving as a co-chair of the Higher Education and CampusMinistries Committee.

Merlin Owens 

Brent Albert​


 is a Graduate of Mills College in Oakland earning BA in Ethnic Studies. Butler-Owens is a composer, author, voiceover actor, Philanthropist and an educational activist for disadvantaged people. Activities and Societies: 2006 All-California Academic Team, ASCAP Phi Theta Kappa,The National Deans List Honor's Transfer
Advisory Board member of The Salvation Army-Golden State Division.

Kun Dong Smith 

​Honorary Board Members



is a Graduate of Liaoning Normal University, MA in Global Studies from Sophia University in Tokyo Japan. She is a native Chinese speaker and is fluent in Japanese and English. Smith served as journalist and Television anchor in Lianoning Province China, and she is a strong advocate for social equality and specializes in global communications.

Reena Evers-Everette 


 is a Graduate of Seattle O.I.C, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company - industry first CADAM deployment, Wide Body Division 767/747 1976-1981
Boeing Resources & Conservation Think Tank - 1981
Wonderection Records/Wonderland Studios - Stevland Morris Hardaway LA Companies and Kaufman Astoria Studios NY - first distributed bi-coastal recording collaboration via advanced fiber optic and broadband Satellite integration March 4, 1986
Founder and CEO of EWTMI
Partner of OMMHD
Advisory Board member of The Salvation Army-Golden State Division