Rhonda first joined VOICES for Alabama’s Children in July 2000 and began learning all aspects of the organization and the issues facing Alabama’s children. Through her work with the Alabama Kids Count project she developed both in‐depth as well as broad understandings of the various aspects of child well‐being and of the ways to improve it. She has worked on various communications campaigns from helping individuals understand the critical nature of the first five years of life in child development to child passenger safety, teen driver safety, child poverty, child hunger, child care and citizen understanding of tax and budget issues.
As VOICES took a lead role in assisting grassroots work around the 2020 Census. Mann provided leadership and expertise with the concept and design of facilitated discussions called Community Leaders Forums. These community meetings provided a platform and opportunity for counties to network and share ideas for increasing the response rate in the upcoming 2020 Census. VOICES worked in concert with both ADECA, the state agency tasked with the work of the Census, and U.S. Census specialists assigned to Alabama.
Rhonda retired from VOICES in November 2020, however she recently came out of retirement on July 1, 2022 to serve as Interim Executive Director and on October 1, 2022 the board named her as Executive Director.
She attended the University of South Alabama where she majored in Business Administration. She is married to Joe Mann of Eufaula, AL and has two married sons and six granddaughters. She is an active member of Centerpoint Fellowship Church in Prattville.