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Our Leadership

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Michael O'Neal

Executive Board Member

Michael O’Neal is a leader in creating nurturing, community-empowering and capacity-building spaces. A founder of Parent University, he serves as the Executive Director of Community United Services Inc., the entity that manages the Parent University program. Currently, he is facilitating Parent University and its component pieces in several other cities throughout the U.S. He also hosts the TV show “Parent University TV”.

He previously managed a pilot project called the Strong Families Program to give parental training to the parents of youth considered at risk by the schools or courts. He has co-facilitated Parental Engagement seminars at locations in Georgia and South Carolina in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Education, which was featured on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

He serves on the Advisory Board of the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation and has served on many Boards or councils in the Savannah area, including the Healthy Savannah Board of Directors. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and 100 Black Men of Savannah, President of the Rotary Club of Savannah West, and Secretary of the East Savannah United Board.


O’Neal has been the recipient of numerous awards over his storied career, most recently receiving the Georgia Senate Resolution 639 commendation for 20 plus years of achievement with Parent University.

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