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

 

Jennifer Nunes

Jennifer Nunes

Member-at-Large
Member since April 2016
TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers

Sean Boyle

Sean Boyle

Treasurer

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

Linda Halpin

Linda Halpin

Legislatively Designated
Member since January 2018

 Department of Children & Families

Members

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

Petrona Egan

Petrona Egan

Seacoast Bank

Private Sector Member

Since March 2021

Linda Halpin

Linda Halpin

Legislatively Designated
Member since January 2018

 Department of Children & Families

Jody Hays

Jody Hays

Legislatively Designated Member since July 2020 Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resource System

Carol Hilson

Carol Hilson

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

 

Donna Mills

Donna Mills

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

Myrna Rodriguez

Myrna Rodriguez

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

Oz Vazquez

Oz Vazquez

Legislatively Designated
Member since January 2021
Board of County Commissioners Appointment

Sara Whitacre

Legislatively Designated
Member since June 2002
– Indian River State College

Stephen Farinacci

Stephen Farinacci

Maverick Boats

Private Sector Member

Since March 2021

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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