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
FL 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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REBECCA
MATTHEWS

TREASURER

Vice President
Automated
Health Systems

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Raquel
Egusquiza

Secretary

Executive
Director
Marlins Foundation

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Ronald
Brisé

Governmental Affairs Practice Group Leader, 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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John
Grant

Florida State Senator (Ret.)

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CHRIS
DORWORTH

Land Developer
Central Florida

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JOHN
MERLINO

Regional Director
AT&T

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Tara
Tedrow

Founder & Director
Florida Debate Initiative

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MAUREEN A.
WILT

Sr. 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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SARAH
PAINTER

Ex-Officio

2022
Florida Teacher
of the Year

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Staff

kristin piccolo

Executive
Director

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Beth Eskin

Director of Florida Civics and Debate Initiative

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2021-2022 Board Meetings


October 21, 2021

AT THE FLORIDA CHARTER SCHOOL CONFERENCE
CARIBE ROYALE in ORLANDO, fl
(Call-in Optional)


january 27, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, FL
(Call-in Optional)


APRIL 27, 2022

LOCATION TBD
(Call-In Optional)


july 2022

AT THE 2023 FLORIDA TEACHER OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION
orlando, fl
(Call-In Optional)

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