Board Members

Gubernatorial Appointments

Bill Dorman, Principal Producer – Lanier Upshaw (Board Chair)
Katrina Lunsford, Senior Vice President – Fifth Third Bank (Board Vice Chair)
Brian Boyce, Vice President & Market Leader – Hancock Bank

Legislatively Mandated Members

Nancy Ebrahimi, Child Care Supervisor, Circuit 10 (Department of Children & Families)
Dr. Michael Akes, Associate Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer – Polk County Schools (District Superintendent of Schools Designee)
Stacy Campbell-Domineck, CEO – Career Source Polk (Workforce Development Director)
Dr. Joy Jackson, Director – Florida Department of Health in Polk County (County Health Department Director)
Karen Greeson, Program Director, Early Education & Management – Polk State College (President of Community College Designee)
Kathryn Bevilacqua, Membership Services Director – Bartow Chamber of Commerce (Board of County Commissioners Appointee)
Matti Freidt, Interim Director – Head Start Polk (Head Start Director)

Representative Members

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

Private Sector Business Members

Elaine Thompson, CEO – Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Jay Burns Jr., CEO – Crown Information Management (Board Secretary)
Betsy Cleveland, Community Services Director – Polk Supervisor of Elections
Benjamin LaFrancois, Shareholder – GrayRobinson, P.A.
Terry Brigman, CIO – City of Lakeland
Charles Thompson, VP of Operations – Commercial Warehousing, Inc
Randy Saunders, Vice President – BB&T Bank
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