Our Leadership

Commissioner
Richard Corcoran

Florida Department of Education

The Foundation is led by a private sector board whose members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education and who share the purpose of ensuring that every Florida student has access to the highest quality educational experiences necessary for success in an economy increasingly driven by information and knowledge.

Board of Directors

CHARLES HOKANSON

Chairman

Senior Vice President
Florida Community Engagement
Helios Education Foundation

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VELMA MONTEIRO-TRIBBLE

Vice Chairman

Director of Grants & Programs
Florida Blue Foundation

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Raquel Egusquiza

Secretary

Executive Director
Marlins Foundation

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MONESIA BROWN

Treasurer

Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations
Walmart Stores, Inc.

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Ronald Brisé

Governmental Affairs Consultant
Gunster

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GARY CHARTRAND

Executive Chairman
Acosta, Inc.

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DON GAETZ

Former Senate President
Florida State Senate

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DANIEL DAVIS

President & CEO
JAX Chamber

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CHRIS DORWORTH

Partner
Ballard Partners

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JOHN MERLINO

External/Legislative Affairs Regional Director
AT&T

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MAUREEN A. WILT

Senior Education Program Manager
Florida Power & Light Company

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MARY CHANCE

Ex-Officio

President/CEO
Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

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DR. DAKEYAN
CHA DRE GRAHAM

Ex-Officio

2020 Teacher
of the Year

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Staff

Bethany swonson

Executive Director

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Ali Jones

Sr. Operations and Development Manager

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Kaizsa Grant

Communications and Program Manager

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