Board of Directors

 

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Responsibilities of Early Learning Coalitions & Board Members

Coalitions were created to oversee and improve the readiness and successful outcomes of children from birth to kindergarten age in the community (F.S. 1002). The governor appoints the Chair and two additional private sector members. A maximum of 19 members may serve on the Coalition board.
Board Roles & Expectations (PDF)

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

 

Officers

Jarrod Trefelner

Jarrod Trefelner

Chair

Gubernatorial Appointment
Member since February 2013
CenterState Bank
VP, Commercial Loan Officer

Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer

Vice Chair

Legislatively Designated
Member since February 2017
President/CEO
CareerSource of the Research Coast

 

Felicia Hearing

Felicia Hearing

Secretary

Private Sector
Member since August 2018

Sean Boyle

Sean Boyle

Treasurer

Legislatively Designated
Member since August 2009
Executive Director
Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County

Jennifer Nunes

Jennifer Nunes

Member-at-Large
Member since April 2016
Digital / St. Lucie County Sales Manager
TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers

Members

Sandy Akre

Sandy Akre

Legislatively Designated
Member since July 2005
Director – Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resource System

Terissa C. Aronson

Terissa C. Aronson

Private Sector
Member since September 2008
President/CEO
St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce

Laura Barnes

Laura Barnes

Private Sector
Member since January 2019
Owner – Southern Salt Therapies

Megan Barron

Megan Barron

Private for Profit Child Care Provider Representative
Member since October 2018
Director
Sunrise Country Preschool

Dee Coe

Dee Coe

Secretary

Private Sector
Member since September 2014
Branch Manager
PNC Bank

Linda Halpin

Linda Halpin

Legislatively Designated
Member since January 2018
Childcare Licensing Supervisor – Department of Children & Families

Kathryn Hensley

Kathryn Hensley

Legislatively Designated
Member since November 2006
St. Lucie County School Board

Carol Hilson

Carol Hilson

Private Faith-Based Provider
Representative            Member since March 2020    Community United Methodist Church Pre-school Director St. Lucie Public Schools School Board Member  

 

Angela Roberson

Angela Roberson

Member At Large

Legislatively Designated
Member sincee January 2014
Community Health Nursing Director
Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County

Kimberly A. Roberts

Kimberly A. Roberts

Legislatively Designated
Member since October 2015
Board of County Commissioners Appointment

Myrna Rodriguez

Myrna Rodriguez

Legislatively Designated
Member since November 2010
Program Operations Director – The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc., St. Lucie County Head Start

Sara Whitacre

Legislatively Designated
Member since June 2002
Professor of Early Childhood Education
Past Chairman, Human Environmental Science Dept. – Indian River State College

Board Openings

The Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County is currently seeking volunteer candidates for two private-sector business member positions on the Board of Directors. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Coalition and requirements for private sector membership, please contact Tony Loupe, CEO, at 772-595-6424.

 

 

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