Board Members

Executive Committee

Kathryn Bevilacqua, Membership Services Director – Bartow Chamber of Commerce (Ex Officio: Board of County Commissioners Appointee) (Board Vice Chair, Interim Chair)

Terry Brigman, Community At Large (Enhancements Committee Chair)

Jay Burns Jr., CEO – Crown Information Management (Board Secretary)

Nancy Ebrahimi, Child Care Supervisor, Circuit 10 (Ex Officio: Department of Children & Families) (Board Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair)

Elaine Thompson, CEO – Lakeland Regional Medical Center (Nominating Committee Chair)


Dr. Michael Akes, Associate Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer – Polk County Schools (Ex Officio: District Superintendent of Schools Designee)

Stacy Campbell-Domineck, CEO – Career Source Polk (Ex Officio: Workforce Development Director)

Nicholas Emanuel, President – Cirtosuco North America, Inc

Dr. Patty Linder, Program Director, Educational Department (Ex Officio: President of Community College Designee)

Dr. Joy Jackson, Director – Florida Department of Health in Polk County (Ex Officio: County Health Department Director)

Karie Barquin, Senior Coordinator/Interim Director – Head Start Polk (Ex Officio: Head Start Director)

Benjamin LaFrancois, Shareholder – GrayRobinson, P.A.

Cherry McClellan, Director – First United Methodist Preschool (Representative of Faith-Based Child Care Provider)

Cindi Parker-Pearson, Principal – Achievement Academy (Representative of Children with Disabilities)

Jobe Ream, Director – FutureCare Learning Center (Representative of Private Child Care Provider)

Randy Saunders, Vice President – BB&T Bank

Charles Thompson, VP of Operations – Commercial Warehousing, Inc

Rickey Maxey, Assistant VP of Board Operations & Economic Development – Florida Polytechnic University