Leading Our Future

At The Education Foundation of Alachua County, we have an active, engaged, working Board of Directors. Our board members are passionate about investing in education to ensure equal opportunity and success for the students within our Alachua County Public School District. Our board works alongside The Education Foundation’s staff to make the biggest impact possible by volunteering as mentors with the Take Stock in Children program, by helping with event planning for O2B a Kid Again and A Night in the Big Apple, and by offering oversight within the various committees.

Board members serve three-year terms with the ability to serve two consecutive terms. The board meets monthly as a group to discuss the work within the committees and the organization as a whole.


Education Foundation Board Members

Dr. Bea Awoniyi
Santa Fe College

Dr. Julie Brown
UF College of Education

Steve Cecil
Community Volunteer

Jennifer Denault

Ian Fletcher
Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce

Bill Goodman
Community Volunteer

April Griffin
Florida School Boards’ Association

Donna Kolb
University of Florida

Pamela Korithoski
Community Volunteer

Trey Presnell
Purvis Gray & Company

Tim Roark – Board President
Koss Olinger

Gwendolyn Saffo – Board Vice President
ITM Group

Shelley Waters – Immediate Past Board President
Community Volunteer

Not pictured

  • Andy Cavallari, Wells Fargo
  • Beatrice Cherry, Florida Credit Union
  • Frank GraddyBoard Treasurer, Community Volunteer
  • Marie Herring, DaySpring M.B. Church
  • Rob Hyatt, Alachua County Public Schools
  • Jackie Johnson, Alachua County Public Schools
  • Phil Morrison, Community Volunteer
  • Neil Thompson, CPPI

Build a Lasting Difference

Please contact our office if you are iterested in serving on The Education Foundation of Alachua County Board of Directors.

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