Alvin Gainey is a long-time child advocate that has been committed to the mission, vision and ideals of PTA for nearly two decades. Alvin was elected as a Member-at-Large to the National PTA Board of Directors in June 2022 and currently shares his time and talents as a member of the Strategic Vision Committee.
Alvin’s service to PTA includes leadership roles at all levels to include local unit officer, council president, state officer and board member, national governance, and as a member and chair of the National PTA Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee. Alvin has been a part of the governance structures of Florida PTA, Georgia PTA, Alabama PTA and North Carolina PTA. Alvin is an Honorary Lifetime Member of Montana PTA.
Alvin’s guiding principles are his faith, family, and service to others. As a Servant Leader, he has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), an American Red Cross Sheltering Coordinator, a mentor with the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Program, as a certified school volunteer with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and in various other community organizations.
Since 2004, Alvin has been an Ordained Deacon, having served for more than five years as the Chair of Deacons for the Greater Fellowship M.B. Church in Miami, FL. Alvin brings energy, humor, keen insight and an unmatched passion to all that he does, and his unique experience and varied skillset enhances his service and commitment to meeting the needs of the community.
Alvin is veteran of the United States Army and currently supports veteran initiatives. Alvin is also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the International Free and Accepted Modern Masons and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Alvin is the father of four: Kiera, Alvin III, Alyssa, and Asher. He’s married to Jessica and has worked in funeral services for more than a decade.