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Executive Committee

Kathryn Bevilacqua-Ely

Marketing Project Manager – Publix Super Markets, Inc. (Ex Officio: Board of County Commissioners Appointee) (Board Vice-Chair, Interim Chair)

Karie Barquin

Senior Coordinator/Interim Director – Head Start Polk (Ex Officio: Head Start Director) (Board Secretary)

Nancy Ebrahimi

Child Care Supervisor, Circuit 10 - Florida Department of Children & Families (Ex Officio: DCF) (Board Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair)

Terry Brigman

Community At Large (Enhancements Committee Chair)

Rickey Maxey

Community At Large (Nominating Committee Chair)


John Hill

Deputy Superintendent - Polk County Schools (Ex Officio: District Superintendent of Schools Designee)

Stacy Campbell-Domineck

CEO – Career Source Polk (Ex Officio: Workforce Development Director)

Nicholas Emanuel

President – Cirtosuco North America, Inc


Polk State College (Ex Officio: President of Community College Designee)

Dr. Joy Jackson

Director – Florida Department of Health in Polk County (Ex Officio: County Health Department Director)

Jay Burns, Jr.

CEO - Crown Information Management

Benjamin LeFrancois

Shareholder – GrayRobinson, P.A.

Cherry McClellan

Director – First United Methodist Preschool (Representative of Faith-Based Child Care Provider)

Cindi Parker-Pearson

Principal – Achievement Academy (Representative of Children with Disabilities)

Jobe Ream

Director – FutureCare Learning Center (Representative of Private Child Care Provider)

Dr. Jane Ierardi

Chief Partnership Officer FL – Nemours Children's Health System

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