Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast

 

Board

Board Members

Executive Committee (6 Members)

Chair
Beth Brant (Gubernatorial Appointee, Private Sector)

Vice-Chair
Don Edwards (Private Sector)

Secretary
Shea Boykin (Private Sector)

Treasurer
Ray Sansom (Private Sector)

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

Member-at-large
Vacant

Board Members (16 Total Members)

Memberships Established by Agency Affiliation-Position, and County(s) (9)

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
Mary Cooper

Head Start Director (W)
Kim Gillis

Private Child Care Provider (O)
Kristen Lupola, Kids Discovery Quality Learning Center, Director of Operations

NWF State College President Appointee (O & W)
Tawanda Brown, Dir. Teacher Education

Agency Serving Children with Disabilities (O & W)
To be named at a later date

County Health Department Representative (O)
Amanda Colwell, Community Health Improvement Section Chief

Faith-Based Child Care Provider (W)
To be named at a later date

DCF Regional Administrator Delegate (O & W)
Melissa Sidoti

Private Sector Members (Walton – 1, Okaloosa – 6, Total = 7 Private Sector)

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

Ray Sansom
Rader Group (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)

Shea Boykin
Okaloosa County Teachers Federal Credit Union (O)

Open Board Positions

  • Representative of Program under Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Private Sector Business

Private Sector Gubernatorial Nominee

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