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Gail Wilson-Giarratano, Vice President and Executive Director

Dr. Gail Wilson–Giarratano, (a native of Lancaster, SC) joined City Year Columbia on March 26, 2012. She was the President and CEO of Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region in Albany, NY. She has a B.A. in Education from Winthrop College, a M.S. in Early Childhood Education: Leadership & Policy from Wheelock College and a PH.D. in Applied Management & Decision Sciences. Gail is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has a vast experience in teaching, child welfare, research, public policy, and mental health. She is thrilled to return to her home state and make strides in reducing our state’s dropout rate. Gail is committed to supporting City Year’s mission to be an education-focused nonprofit that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate.