Current Board Members

A Community of Leaders and Partners

Coalition Governance

The Coalition’s Board of Directors meets six times a year to conduct Coalition business. In between Board meetings, the Coalition has established six committees to design and manage all aspects of early learning, including but not limited to, the development/implementation of early learning strategies, operational policies and procedures, implementing administrative and programmatic requirements and more. Recommendations are brought forward to the full Board for final approval prior to implementation, with the exception of the Executive Committee who has been authorized by the Board to make decisions on the Coalition’s behalf in between Board meetings.

Board of Directors

All board and committee meetings are open to the public and allow for public input. To find out more about when the board and/or committees meet or if you are interested in becoming a board or committee member of the Coalition, please click here.

Shephard, Landon, Ph.D.
Board Chair
Valencia College
Murray, Kimberly C.  
Finance Chair
Osceola History
Frank, Patricia E., MBA, CPA
Program Chair
Community Coordinated Care for Children
Ward, Marni
Marketing Chair
Aulner, Elizabeth
Private Sector Representative
AdventHealth Orlando
Hennesy, William
School Superintendent Designee
School District of Osceola County
Honeycutt, Ryan
Private Sector Representative
Joseph, Michendy
FL Department of Children and Families Admin Designee
FL Department of Children and Families
Mendez, Ivette
Private For-Profit Child Care Providers Representative
Heart of a Child
Morgan, Tina
FL Department of Children and Families Regional Administrator/Designee
FL Department of Children and Families
Morris, Christina
County Commissioner Appointed
Osceola County
Nuñez, Mayra
Regional Workforce Board Designee
Career Source Central Florida
Stephen, Kerri
Private Sector Representative
Healthy Start Coalition of Osceola County
Sykes, Josette
County Health Department Representative
Florida Department of Health in Osceola County
Wilkins, Dr., Ilene E.  
Representative of Program under Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
UCP of Central Florida
Zimish, Melissa
Faith Based Provider Representative
Church Alive Preschool