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Leadership

The Florida Education Association is the state’s largest association of professional employees, made up of more than 100 local unions and service units from Pensacola to the Keys.

FEA leadership is democratically elected by members at the local and state levels.

The Delegate Assembly (DA) is FEA’s highest decision-making body. Each year, locally-elected delegates come together to discuss and debate education issues, elect officers and chart the organization’s future. Important decisions are made that impact education and association policy.

The Governance Board meets quarterly to address pressing issues in public education. The Board includes every local president as well as additional members to ensure equitable representation by membership size and ethnicity.

FEA’s Executive Cabinet, which is elected by the Governance Board, meets monthly with the officers and FEA managers and has representatives from every category of membership to ensure all voices are heard.

Officers

  • Andrew Spar, President
  • Carole Gauronskas, Vice President
  • Nandi Riley, Secretary-Treasurer

Chief of Staff

  • Martin Powell, Chief of Staff

Executive Cabinet Updated July 12, 2021

  • Andrew Spar, President
  • Carole Gauronskas, Vice President
  • Nandi Riley, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Anna Fusco, Elementary Teacher
  • Michelle Dillon, Medium Local President
  • Ruby George, Minority Affairs
  • Rosie Guerrido, Education Staff Professional
  • Karla Hernandez-Mats, Large Local President
  • Bernie Kemp, Education Staff Professional
  • Lynnita Lucas, Minority Affairs
  • Jorje Botello, Small Local President
  • Karen Morian, Higher Education
  • Vanessa Skipper, Secondary Teacher
  • Peggy Sue Sternad, Pre K-12
  • Vanessa Tillman, Retired

AFT Vice President

  • Andrew Spar
  • Karla Hernandez-Mats

NEA Board of Directors Updated September 8, 2021

  • Brian Kerekes, Senior Director
  • Wendy Carey
  • Nelly Henjes
  • Gilda Morgan-Williams

Governance Board Updated September 8, 2021

  • Alachua County EA – Carmen Ward
  • Alachua County EA – Nancy Mason
  • Baker CEA – Angela Callahan
  • Baker CESP – Amanda Nowlen
  • Bay (ABCE) – Denise Hinson
  • Bay ESPA – Mary Croon
  • Bradford EA – Lorrie Rehberg
  • Brevard Federation of Teachers – Anthony Colucci
  • Brevard Federation of Teachers – Vanessa Skipper
  • Broward Teachers Union – Anna Fusco
  • Broward Teachers Union – Bernie Kemp
  • Broward Teachers Union – Roosevelt McClary
  • Broward Teachers Union – Kenny Minchew
  • Calhoun (ACE) – Russell Baggett
  • Charlotte CSPA – Mark Holt
  • Charlotte FEA – John Jordan
  • Citrus County EA – Vickie Smith
  • Clay County EA – Vicki Kidwell
  • Clay County EA – James Howell
  • Clay ESPA – Lonnie Roberts
  • Collier CAEOCAP – Connie Steed
  • Collier CEA – Lisa Hicks
  • Collier CEA – Annette Hall
  • Columbia ESPA – Thyron Taylor
  • Columbia Teachers Association – Tanya Johnson
  • DeSoto CEA – Jerry Mead
  • Dixie County EA – DeAnne Whittington
  • Duval Teachers United – Terrie Brady
  • Duval Teachers United – Gary Avery
  • Duval Teachers United – Ruby George
  • Escambia Education Association – Darzell Warren
  • Escambia Union of Escambia ESP – David Elzbeck
  • Flagler CEA – Katie Hansen
  • Flagler ESPA – Brun Hudson
  • Florida SD&B EA – Gina Gilmore
  • Franklin CTA – Tara Klink
  • Franklin ESPA – Monica Moron
  • Gadsden County CTA – Judith Mandela
  • Gadsden ESPA – Regina Munroe
  • Gilchrist Employees/United – Peggy Sue Sternad
  • Glades County Teachers Assoc – George Coates
  • Gulf County EA – Kristine Gentry
  • Hamilton County EA – Dana Fouraker
  • Hardee Education Association – Heather Lane
  • Hendry County EA – Kimberly Stitt
  • Hendry ESPA – Richard West
  • Hernando CTA – Vince LaBorante
  • Hernando United School Workers – Charles Burnett
  • Highlands CESPA – Mark Davis
  • Highlands CEA – Nick Mrozowski
  • Hillsborough CTA – Robert Kriete
  • Hillsborough CTA – Linda Perdue
  • Hillsborough CTA – Noelle Rodriguez
  • Hillsborough CTA – Christopher Rusnak
  • Hillsborough SEF – Iran Alicea
  • Hillsborough SEF – David Gerena
  • Holmes CTA – Vicki Steverson
  • Indian River CEA – Jennifer Freeland
  • Jackson CEA – Keith Hunter
  • Jackson ESPA – Resa Hunter
  • Lafayette EA – Rebecca Sharpe
  • Lake County EA – Elisabeth Emery
  • Lake County EA – Kathy Smith
  • Lee SPALC – Jamie Michael
  • Lee TALC – Kevin Daly
  • Lee TALC –  Charla Fox
  • Leon CTA – Scott Mazur
  • Leon ESPA – Lissa Stevens
  • Levy CEA – Melody Carson
  • Liberty EA –  Stacey Creamer
  • Madison CEA – Caulette Hicks
  • Manatee Education Association – Pat Barber
  • Manatee Education Association – Dawn Walker
  • Marion Education Association – Mark Avery
  • Marion Education Association – Helen Hamel
  • Marion ESP – Melissa Merriweather
  • Martin County EA – Karen Resciniti
  • Miami-Dade – UTD – Karla Hernandez-Mats
  • Miami-Dade – UTD – Antonio White
  • Miami-Dade – UTD – Charles Carr
  • Miami-Dade – UTD – Alfonso Treto
  • Monroe – UTM – Holly Hummell-Gorman
  • Nassau ESPA – Marian Phillips
  • Nassau Teachers Association – Chris Pagel
  • Okaloosa CEA – Jordan Appelberg
  • Okaloosa CEA – Stephanie Hicks
  • Okaloosa County ESPA – Patrick Strong
  • Okeechobee CEA – Jorje Botello
  • Orange County CTA – Wendy Doromal
  • Orange County CTA – Diana Moore
  • Orange County CTA – Matthew Hazel
  • Orange ESPA – Ronald Pollard
  • Orange ESPA – Sophia Pollard
  • Osceola CEA – Lare Allen
  • Osceola CEA – April Isaacs
  • Palm Beach County CTA – Justin Katz
  • Palm Beach County CTA – Kristyn Costello
  • Palm Beach County CTA – James M. Woods
  • Pasco USEP – Donald Peace
  • Pasco USEP – Maryann Brini
  • Pinellas CTA – Nancy Velardi
  • Pinellas CTA – Brad DeCorte
  • Pinellas ESPA – Nelly Henjes
  • Polk Education Association – Stephanie Yocum
  • Polk Education Association – Susan Cameron
  • Putnam Federation of Teachers – Mark Motl
  • Santa Rosa EA – Dawn Stone
  • Seminole (NIPSCO) – Carlos Crispin
  • Seminole CSBDA – Conta Henderson
  • Seminole ECA – Rosie Guerrido
  • Seminole Education Association – Daniel Smith
  • Seminole Education Association – Megan Betche
  • St. Johns EA – Michelle Dillon
  • St. Johns EA – Andrew Burk
  • St. Johns ESPA – Tara Gatlin
  • St. Lucie County CTA/CU – David Freeland
  • St. Lucie County CTA/CU – Sandra Rohn
  • Student FEA – Alana Rigby
  • Sumter County EA – Kim Sommersdorf
  • Sumter County ESP – Greg Joiner
  • Suwannee – UTS – Eric Rodriguez
  • Taylor County NIA – Donna Faircloth
  • Taylor EA – Katie Fletcher
  • UF Miami-Dade College – Elizabeth Ramsey
  • Union CTO – Nancy Griffis
  • United Faculty of Florida – Andrew Gothard
  • United Faculty of Florida – Caitlin Gille
  • United Faculty of Florida – Jaffar Shahul Alihameed
  • United Faculty of Florida – Angela Thornton
  • Volusia United Educators – Elizabeth Albert
  • Volusia United Educators – Valerie Jessup
  • Wakulla CTA – Jennifer Redfern
  • Walton CEA – Kari Ann Kinkey
  • Walton CSP – Victoria Wilkerson
  • Washington CEA – Paula Wilson
  • At Large Representative – Ryans Calmont
  • At Large Representative – Kenneth Chin
  • At Large Representative – Melondia Corpus
  • At Large Representative – Caprice Edmond
  • At Large Representative – Ulysses Floyd
  • At Large Representative – Angie Gonzalez
  • At Large Representative – Gayle Hodges
  • At Large Representative – Laura Lovett-Estima
  • At Large Representative – Joy Jackson
  • At Large Representative – Sandra Maldonado-Ross
  • At Large Representative – Shafeza Moonab
  • At Large Representative – Cynthia Poole
  • At Large Representative – Liliana Ruido
  • At Large Representative – Aimee Smith
  • At Large Representative – Ruby Strickland
  • At Large Representative – Kevin Williams
  • FEA Retired – Janice Poirier
  • FEA Retired – Felicia Hampshire
  • FEA President – Andrew Spar
  • FEA Vice President – Carole Gauronskas
  • FEA Secretary-Treasurer – Nandi Riley

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