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Board Members


Executive Committee (7 Members)

Chair
Beth Brant (Gubernatorial Appointee, Private Sector)

Vice-Chair
Don Edwards (Private Sector)

Past Chair
Paul Sirmans (Private Sector)

Secretary
Louis Svehla (Walton County Commissioner Appointee)

Treasurer
Allyson Oury (Private Sector)

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

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


Board Members (16 Total Members)

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

DCF District Administrator Appointee (O & W)
Jeanne Martin, Community Dev. Adm.

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

Walton County School Superintendent Appointee
Tracey Dickey, Principal and VPK Administrator

Walton County Commissioner Appointee
Louis Svelha, Public Info. Manager

Head Start Director (W)
Kim Gillis, Director

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

Faith-Based Child Care Provider (W)
Christine Jackson, New Harmony Baptist Church Preschool

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 - 2, Okaloosa - 4, Total = 6 Private Sector)

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

Don Edwards
Trustmark Bank (W)

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

Justin Tate
BBVA Compass (O)

Allyson Oury
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund (O)

Paul Sirmans, Esq. (W)


Open Board Positions:

Private Sector Gubernatorial Nominee