Lauren Ledbetter, Vice President of Community Impact 2019-21
Lauren grew up in Calhoun County and graduated from Jacksonville State University in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. She then graduated from the Birmingham School of Law in 2012 and has been practicing law ever since in Calhoun and surrounding counties. Prior to moving back to Calhoun County, she worked in different law firms in Jefferson and Etowah Counties. In 2014, she opened her own firm, The Law Office of Lauren Ledbetter Freeman, LLC, where she primarily focuses on family, juvenile, and cirminal law. Lauren has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Second Chance, Inc. In 2017, she joined the League and immediately began participating in all the aspects of Community Impact. For the 2018-2019 league year she served as a co-chair for the Girls Graduate (G2) program and was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award. Because of her work in the juvenile courts, the G2 program is important to her as its primary focus is to help all at-risk girls to graduate from high school. Lauren is a member of Northside Baptist Church. She has a daughter, Chloe, who is thirteen years old. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.
Michelle Deese Bain, Vice President of Public Relations 2020-22
A volunteer at heart, Michelle has served our community through her work with Relay for Life (Committee Member), 2nd Chance (Board of Directors), Girl Scouts (Troop Leader), CAST Theatre (Board of Directors & Performer), ARC (puppeteer), Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA of Calhoun County, and coaching multiple cheerleading programs. Mrs. Bain joined the League in 2017 and served as VP of Community Impact during the 2018 year. An all-star cheerleading coach at Cheaha Cheer & Tumble and Administrative Assistant at Cleburne County Extension Office, Michelle brings over 10 years experience in Marketing and Social Media design to our board. A member of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, she enjoys spending time with her husband and one year old son, and being the neighborhood cat lady.
Leah Helton, Secretary
Dorthea Lawson, Vice President of Membership
Dorthea hails from historic Selma, Alabama and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Science, with a concentration in Child development. She is currently employed with TCR ChildCare Corporation's Parent as Teachers program as a Parent Educator. Dorthea has a passion for serving others and giving back to the community in any way, shape or form. A music lover of all generes, she has played the trumpet since 6th grade.