Board of Directors

 

2018-2019 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

Dee Coe

Dee Coe

Secretary

Private Sector
Member since September 2014
Branch Manager
PNC Bank

Sean Boyle

Sean Boyle

Treasurer

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

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

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

Felicia Hearing

Felicia Hearing

Private Sector
Member since August 2018

Kathryn Hensley

Kathryn Hensley

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

Jennifer Nunes

Jennifer Nunes

Private Sector
Member since April 2016
Digital and St. Lucie County Sales Manager
TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers

Linda Halpin

Linda Halpin

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

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

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. We are also have a vacant position on our Board for a representative of faith-based child care providers.

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

 

 

VPK AND SCHOOL READINESS ASSISTANCE

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PROVIDER ASSISTANCE

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Upcoming Events

01feb8:00 am2:30 pmEarly Childhood Educators ConferenceLearning Through Movement

13mar6:30 pm8:00 pmRun for the Donuts 2-mile family run/walkIn Support of Early Childhood Education

18apr10:00 am1:00 pmFamily Fun FairAn interactive Family Festival

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