Gin Staylor is a founding member and served for five years as the first Chairperson. She was the Director at Growing Up at Obici and developed the Child Development Center. She also developed the program for NSA Early School, and has teaching experience with the preschool and first grade populations.
Ms. Staylor graduated from Old Dominion University with an Elementary Education Degree and a Master's Degree in School Administration. Currently she is a Technical Assistant for Virginia Quality specializing in Teacher/Child Interactions. She was the 2005 recipient of Suffolk's Chamber of Commerce Athena Award. Ms. Staylor served as Chairperson for Suffolk's Community Built playground and was a past Chairperson for Suffolk CARE Fair.
She is married and the mother of three adult children. She is the grandmother of eight.