Read it Forward Jax Coalition Advisory Board Members

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Fla.
Warren Grymes, Chief Executive Officer

Boys & Girls Clubs of NE Florida
Paul Martinez, President

City of Jacksonville
Kerri Stewart, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor

City Year
Dan Foley, Vice President & Executive Director
Michael Stevens, Managing Director of Impact Communities in Schools

Communities in Schools
Steve Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer
Eric Johnson, Director/Business Committee Co-Chair
Carolyn Lynn, Director

Duval County Public Schools
Mason Davis, Assistant Superintendent
Phil Little, Specialist, Academic Services
Sonya McSwain, Director of Early Childhood Curriculum

Duval County School Board
Hon. Cheryl Grymes

Duval Teachers United
Terrie Brady, President

Early Learning Coalition of Duval
Toni Crawford, Board Member

Early Learning Coalition of Duval
Susan Main, President/CEO

Episcopal Children’s Services
Connie Stophel, CEO

First Coast YMCA
Maria Aristizabal, Executive Director of Youth Development
Eric Mann, President & CEO

Florida Blue
Darnell Smith, Market President

Florida House of Representatives
Hon. Mia Jones
Kimberly Miller, Legislative Aide

Florida Institute of Education
Dr. Cheryl Fountain, Executive Director

Florida Times Union
Mike Clark, Editorial Page Editor
Frank Denton, Editor

Global Business & Educational Consultants Group, Inc.
Alex Sivar, President

LSF – Duval Head Start/Early Head Start
Maria McNair, Deputy Director of Comprehensive Services

I.C.A.R.E.
Rev. Kent Dorsey, Co-President
Rev. James Wiggins, Pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church

I’m A Star Foundation
Betty Burney, Founder & Executive Director

Jacksonville Children’s Commission
Jon Heymann, CEO
Ginger Peacock-Preston, Director, Early Learning & Intervention Programs

Jacksonville City Council
Hon. Greg Anderson, President
Terrence Freeman, ECA to Hon. Aaron Bowman

Jacksonville Public Education Fund
Trey Csar, President

Jacksonville Public Library
Jennifer Giltrop, Deputy Director for Public Services
Barbara Gubbin, Director
Amber Holley, Manager for Youth Services
Susan Mankowski, Early Childhood Specialist

Jacksonville University
AnnMarie Kent-Willette, Ed.D., Professor

NAACP, Jacksonville Branch
Elnora Atkins, Chair, Education Committee

Nemours Bright Start
Dr. Laura Bailet, Operational Vice President
Kathy Ingram, Director, Business Development & Community Engagement

Parra Harris Law
Paola Parra-Harris, Esquire

Police Athletic League of Jacksonville
Lt. Lakesha Burton, Executive Director

Read It Forward Jax Coalition
W. C. Gentry, Chairman

Right Coast Strategies
Susie Wiles, Principal

River City Science
Sel Buyuksarac, Chief of Public Affairs and Government Relations

Robinson Global Institute
Dr. Priscilla Jenkins

United Way of NE Florida
Michelle Braun, CEO
Jan Morse, Director, Childhood & Youth Strategies

WJCT
Melissa Ross, Host/Producer, First Coast Connect