The Leap Frog Program is operated daily by one staff member with strategic oversight from an advisory board. The board is composed of volunteer community members who serve three-year terms. Board members meet monthly, August through May.


Whitney Sweeney, Executive Director

Whitney Sweeney joined the Leap Frog Program in August 2021. Whitney is responsible for the management and general functions of the program as a whole. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. Whitney lives in Oxford with her husband, Tyler, their baby boy Ralston, and their dog, Milly.


Board of Directors

The advisory board meets monthly during the academic school year.


Maggie Middleton, Vice-President/President-Elect and Board Treasurer

Maggie is an attorney working in public health policy. Originally from Lula, MS, Maggie is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, a cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi’s School of Law, and a summa cum laude graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at the University of Georgia. Maggie is also a former Leap Frog employee, having served as Lafayette Site Director during her senior year of college after volunteering throughout her college career. Maggie lives in Oxford with her husband Will Bryant and their daughter, Alice.

Board member since 2022

Hunter Taylor, Board Member

Dr. Hunter A. Taylor is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Education and an Affiliated Faculty Member in the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi (UM). He is also the Inaugural Scholar-in-Residence for the Oxford School District. In these roles, he teaches and advises administrators, teachers, coaches, and policymakers from across the state. Before joining the UM faculty, he spent 10 years as a men’s basketball coach and two years as a U.S. Senate staffer. Taylor resides in Oxford, MS, with his wife, Brittany, and their three sons—Yates, Simms, & Knox. 

Board member since 2021

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Brady Bramlett, Board Member

Brady Bramlett is the Associate Director of Development for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi. Brady also serves as the Executive Managing Director of the Living Music Resource™. Before joining the SMBHC, he served as a development officer for the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation and most recently was an annual giving officer for the University of Mississippi managing the Flagship Society. From 2014 to 2018, Brady served as the chair of the NCAA Division I National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a member of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. Brady also served on the NCAA Division I Strategic Vision & Planning Committee as well as the NCAA Association Wide Minorities Opportunities Interests Committee. Brady is a former baseball student-athlete at Ole Miss and was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 2015 and again by the Boston Red Sox in 2016. Brady is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with his bachelor’s in biology with a minor in music and a master’s in integrated marketing communications.

Board member since 2022

Logan Dodson, Board Member

Logan is originally from Homewood, Alabama. He received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Ole Miss and a masters in educational leadership from Arkansas State University. Logan currently is an Algebra 1 and AP Statistics teacher at Oxford High School and also is an assistant coach for the Charger football and powerlifting teams. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching tv shows, Ole Miss baseball, and going to the beach. Logan resides in Oxford with his wife Kelsey and their two boys Still and Henry.

Board member since 2022

Allison Kenney, Board Member

Board member since 2022


Haleigh Leech, Board Member

Haleigh is from Oxford, MS. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from The University of Mississippi and she is working on her Masters’s Degree in Dyslexia Therapy. She currently teaches kindergarten at Bramlett Elementary School and loves inspiring and teaching her students every day. She enjoys crafting, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. 

Board member since 2022