Our Leadership

Steve Gilbert
Chief Executive Officer

Leon Baxton
Chief Operating Officer


Jerome Baltazar
Chief Financial Officer

Dane Gilbert
Director, Case Management

Carolyn Lynn
Director, Literacy Division

Eric D. Johnson
Director, After-School Division

Erin Mangan
Director, Resource Development


Our Board of Directors 

Chris Greene
Chair; Attorney, Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene, P.A

Josh Woolsey
Vice-Chair; Attorney, Woolsey Morcom

Rick Schart
Secretary; Senior VP- Chain Supply & eCommerce, Stein Mart

Jesse Forst
Treasurer; Vice President – Transportation-Infrastructure, RS&H

Michael Stewart
Immediate Past Chair; Chair Director of External Affairs, Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Steve Gilbert
Chief Executive Officer, Communities In Schools of Jacksonville

Arthur Adams, Jr.
Asst. VP – Global Business Development & Customer Intelligence, CSX

Kristi Aiello
Senior Manager, Market Development and Community Engagement, Florida Blue

Tracy Arthur
Associate General Counsel, Rayonier

Michael Barker
Senior Manager-Global Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement, Medtronic, Inc.

Honorable Martha Barrett
Vice President Market Development, Bank of America

Honorable Lenny Curry
Mayor, City of Jacksonville

Honorable Betty Burney
Founder/Executive Director, “I’M A STAR” Foundation

Honorable Eleni Derke
Duval County Court Judge

Nancy Dreicer
President/CEO, Chappell Schools

Linda Edwards
Retired, Duval County Public Schools

Dr. Diana Greene
Superintendent, Duval County Public Schools

Diana Haramboure
SVP and Chief Administrative Officer, First Coast Service Options

Abena Horton
VP & Managing Division Counsel, Black Knight 

Todd Johnson
Chief Legal Officer, Acosta

Matt Kruse
Deputy Chief Risk Officer/Shared Services Director, FIS Global

Janel LeGard
Architect, Senior Design Manager, CPG

Athena Mann
Retired, JEA

Robert Martin
Retired General Manager, Florida Times-Union

Sonny Martin
Certified Public Accountant, GunnChamberlain, P.L.

Honorable Melissa Nelson
State Attorney, The Office of the State Attorney for the 4th Judicial District

Bob Ohrablo
President, Jacksonville IceMen

Jay Plotkin
Attorney, The Wilner Firm, P.A.

Judy Poppell
Research Fellow, Florida Institute of Education, UNF

Ed Pratt-Dannals
Senior Advisor, District Management Council

Clint Pyle
Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Stellar

Ken Sanders
VP, Global Distribution and Logistics, Tapestry

Honorable Mike Williams
Sheriff, City of Jacksonville