Board Members

Executive Committee (7 Members)

Beth Brant (Gubernatorial Appointee, Private Sector)

Don Edwards (Private Sector)

Louis Svehla (Walton County Commissioner Appointee)

Allyson Oury (Private Sector)

Beverly Sandlin (College President Appointee)

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)
Angela Strumeyer

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 Svehla, 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 - 3, Okaloosa - 4, Total = 7 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)

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

Open Board Positions:

Private Sector Gubernatorial Nominee