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Board Members


Executive Committee (6 Members)

Chair
Beth Brant (Gubernatorial Appointee, Private Sector)

Vice-Chair
Don Edwards (Private Sector)

Secretary
Louis Svehla (Walton County Commissioner Appointee)

Treasurer
Robin Donlon (Private Sector)

Member-at-large
Beverly Sandlin (College President Appointee)

Member-at-large
Michele Burns (Workforce Board of Okaloosa and Walton)


Board Members (18 Total Members)

Memberships Established by Agency Affiliation-Position, and County(s) (10)
 

DCF District Administrator Appointee (O & W)
Angela Strumeyer

Workforce Development Board Director (O & W)
Michele Burns, Exec. Director

Walton County School Superintendent Appointee
Pam Jones, Principal and VPK Administrator

Walton County Commissioner Appointee
Louis Svehla, Public Info. Manager

Head Start Director (W)
Kim Gillis, Director

Private Child Care Provider (W)
Brittney Hay, First Steps Learning Academy, Owner

NWF State College President Appointee (O & W)
Beverly Sandlin, Dir. Teacher Educ.

Agency Serving Children with Disabilities (O & W)
John Roper, The Arc of the Emeral Coast's CEO 

County Health Department Representative (W)
Kathryn Barley , Sr. Community Health Nursing Director


Private Sector Members (Walton - 3, Okaloosa - 6, Total = 9 Private Sector)

Beth Brant (Gubernatorial Appointee)
Poly, Inc. (O)

Susan Blumenthal
Retired (O)

Robin Donlon
BBVA Compass (O)

Don Edwards
Renasant Bank (O)

Caroline Fitzgerald (Gubernatorial Appointee)
Office of  M. Lunderman, MDPA (O)

Scot B. Copeland, Esq.
Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon, P. A. (W)

Amanda Negron
HSU Foundation (O)

Darrell Taylor
Gulf Coast Electric (O) 


Open Board Positions: 

Private Sector Gubernatorial Nominee

Private Sector Faith Based

Ch. 1002.83 (11) Each early learning coalition shall establish terms for all appointed members of the coalition. The terms must be staggered and must be a uniform length that does not exceed 4 years per term. Coalition chairs shall be appointed for 4 years pursuant to s. 20.052. Appointed members may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. When a vacancy occurs in an appointed position, the coalition must advertise the vacancy.

ELC-EC Board of Directors Application