Board of Directors

 

2023-2024 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)

 

Executive Committee

 

Officers

Terissa C. Aronson

Terissa C. Aronson

Vice Chairwoman

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

Linda Halpin

Linda Halpin

Secretary Department of Children & Families

Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer

Member-At-Large CareerSource of the Research Coast

 

 

Carol Hilson

Carol Hilson

Private Faith-Based Provider
Representative         Member since March 2020    Community United Methodist Church Pre-school   

 

Members

Terissa C. Aronson

Terissa C. Aronson

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

Megan Barron

Megan Barron

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

Carol Hilson

Carol Hilson

Private Faith-Based Provider
Representative         Member since March 2020    Community United Methodist Church Pre-school   

 

Donna Mills, PhD

Donna Mills, PhD

Legislatively Designated
Member since November 2020
St. Lucie County School Board

Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer

Member-At-Large since February 2017 -CareerSource of the Research Coast

 

 

Linda Halpin

Linda Halpin

Secretary Department of Children & Families

Eutelyn Allen

Eutelyn Allen

Member Appointed by Board of County Commissioners since November 2022

Dawna Guiel

Dawna Guiel

Member since May 2022 - Director FDLRS Galaxy St. Lucie County School District

Samantha Taylor

Samantha Taylor

Private Sector Member since June 2022 - Program Director Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLC, IRC, and OKC

Dr. Prashanth Pilly

Dr. Prashanth Pilly

Member since October 2023 IRSC President Representative

Sean Boyle

Sean Boyle

Member since August 2009 Children Services Council

Kristy Contreras

Kristy Contreras

Member since June 2022 Jeremiah Baron & Co.

Robert McPartlan

Robert McPartlan

Member since May 2022 - Community Development Administrator Department of Children & Families

Lisa Chiong

Lisa Chiong

Member since February 2024 Department of Health

Arlene Dobison

Arlene Dobison

Member since March 2024 Headstart ALPI

Board Openings

The Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County is currently seeking volunteer candidates for 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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