Woodward Hines Education Foundation

Get2College is a program of Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF), a nonprofit corporation formerly known as Education Services Foundation (ESF). The mission of WHEF is to help Mississippians achieve a better life through education by providing services and philanthropic grants, while building permanent charitable capital.

WHEF Board of Directors

David Martin
WHEF and MHEAC Board Chair
Special Counsel, Jones Walker LLP

Andy Mullins
WHEF and MHEAC Board Vice Chair
Chief of Staff to the Chancellor Emeritus, The University of Mississippi

Haley Fisackerly
President and CEO of Entergy Mississippi, Inc.

John Hill, CFP
Founder and Managing Partner of WealthPartners

Robert Leard 
Regions Commercial Banking Executive for the state of Mississippi

Debra McGee
BankPlus Senior Vice President and Director of Minority Business Development

Stan Pratt
President, Canebrake Development Company

Nathan Slater
Vice President, C Spire Business Solutions, Data Center & Cloud Services

Camille Scales Young
Principal and Director of Cornerstone Government Affairs

WHEF Staff


  • James E. McHale, President and Chief Executive Officer of WHEF and MHEAC
  • William F. Alvis, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and MHEAC Chief Operating Officer
  • Minette Ketchings, Director of Operations/Controller
  • Diane Covington, Human Resources Assistant
  • Angeline Hobson, Receptionist
  • Marilyn Lewis, Accountant/Grants Specialist
  • Shanell Watson, Program Officer
  • Nikki Jackson, Executive Assistant

Portfolio Management

  • Margaret Saffold, Loan Portfolio Manager