Jon Heymann

Jon Heymann, M.Ed.

Jon Heymann has a professional background spanning 30 years that ranges from private ministry to public penitentiaries, to his present position as CEO of the Jacksonville Children’s Commission.

He holds a Masters Degree in Education (University of Florida), and has completed Graduate work both in Psychology (Rhode Island College), and Doctoral work at the University of North Florida.

Clemson University awarded Heymann their top national award (The Chrystal Award) for his work in drop-out prevention, and Stanford University named Jon Heymann a “Transformational Leader.”

Mr. Heymann is a National Board member of Foundations INC (Philadelphia, PA); a Board member of University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Education; Fl State Advisory Board member of Children’s Campaign; and has served on Boards of NEFCADA (North East Florida Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse); as well as Board President of United Way’s Agency Directors. He’s a member of the National Dropout Prevention Network; Florida Chamber of Commerce President’s Council; and the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

He has been a keynote speaker in numerous national conventions, men’s retreats, youth conferences, businesses, schools, colleges, civic groups, as well as state and national organizations, including: US Dept. of Education National Conferences; Youth Corps Volunteers of America; National Association of Postmasters; Florida Department of Education; Florida Governor’s Conference on Children; Florida Association of Business Administrators; as well as IBM, Florida Mental Health Association, Florida Department of Corrections, Department of Labor, Florida Power and Light, Georgia Pacific, John Hancock Insurance, Parole and Probation, and a host of regional and local organizations.

He and his wife, Cheryl live in Mandarin and have three grown children. He believes that our grandest hour has yet to be lived, and our greatest accomplishments have yet to be achieved by those who dare to be great.