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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 October 13, 2020

  • Andrew Spar, President
  • Carole Gauronskas, Vice President
  • Nandi Riley, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Kali Davis, 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
  • Linda Mincey, Small Local President
  • Vanessa Skipper, Secondary Teacher
  • Peggy Sue Sternad, Pre K-12
  • Vanessa Tillman, Retired
  • Vacant, Higher Education

AFT Vice President

  • Andrew Spar
  • Karla Hernandez-Mats

NEA Board of Directors

  • Lare Allen, Senior Director
  • Nelly Henjes
  • Brian Kerekes
  • Gilda Morgan-Williams
  • Marilyn Warner, Retired At Large

Governance Board Updated October 13, 2020

  • Alachua County EA – Carmen Ward
  • Alachua County EA – Kelly Moore
  • Baker CEA – Angela Callahan
  • Baker CESP – Julie Sandoval
  • Bay (ABCE) – Denise Hinson
  • Bay ESPA – George Perna
  • 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 – Tina Piasecki
  • Florida SD&B EA – Brent Bechtold
  • Franklin CTA – Tara Klink
  • Franklin ESPA – Tammy Boone
  • Gadsden County CTA – Judith Mandela
  • Gadsden ESPA – Regina Munroe
  • Gilchrist Employees/United – Peggy Sue Sternad
  • Glades County Teachers Assoc – M. Katrina Fey
  • 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 – Isreal Santiago
  • Highlands CEA – Nick Mrozowski
  • Hillsborough CTA – Robert Kriete
  • Hillsborough CTA – Linda Perdue
  • Hillsborough CTA – Noelle Rodriguez
  • Hillsborough CTA – Aron Zions
  • Hillsborough SEF – Iran Alicea
  • Hillsborough SEF – David Gerena
  • Holmes CTA – Vicki Steverson
  • Indian River CEA – Jennifer Freeland
  • Jackson CEA – Dave Galloway
  • Jackson ESPA – Resa Hunter
  • Lafayette EA – Rebecca Sharpe
  • Lake County EA – Stuart Klatte
  • 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 –  Mandie Fowler
  • Madison CEA – Caulette Hicks
  • Manatee Education Association – Pat Barber
  • Manatee Education Association – Dawn Walker
  • Marion Education Association – Mark Avery
  • Marion Education Association – Corrine Turk
  • Marion ESP – Melissa Merriweather
  • Martin County EA – Karen Resciniti
  • Miami-Dade – UTD – Karla Hernandez-Mats
  • Miami-Dade – UTD – Antonio White
  • Miami-Dade – UTD – Sharon Williams
  • Miami-Dade – UTD – Vacant
  • Monroe – UTM – Holly Hummell-Gorman
  • Nassau ESPA – Marian Phillips
  • Nassau Teachers Association – Jamie Vienneau
  • 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 – Vacant
  • 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 – Steven Kornya
  • St. Johns EA – Michelle Dillon
  • St. Johns EA – Melondia Corpus
  • St. Johns ESPA – Martha Fulford
  • St. Lucie County CTA/CU – David Freeland
  • St. Lucie County CTA/CU – Sandra Rohn
  • Student FEA – Jairus Williams
  • Sumter County EA – Kathi Tragesser
  • 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 – Karen Morian
  • United Faculty of Florida – Teresa Hodge
  • United Faculty of Florida – Jaffar Shahul Alihameed
  • United Faculty of Florida – Vacant
  • Volusia Teachers Organization – Elizabeth Albert
  • Volusia United Educators – Beth Friedl
  • Wakulla CTA – Jennifer Redfern
  • Walton CEA – Kari Ann Kinkey
  • Walton CSP – Victoria Wilkerson
  • Washington CEA – Linda Mincey
  • At Large Representative – Ryans Calmont
  • At Large Representative – Wendy Carey
  • At Large Representative – Kenneth Chin
  • At Large Representative – Caprice Edmond
  • At Large Representative – Ulysses Floyd
  • At Large Representative – Angie Gonzalez
  • 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 Executive Cabinet – Kali Davis
  • FEA Executive Cabinet – Lynnita Lucas
  • FEA Executive Cabinet – Vanessa Tillman
  • FEA Executive Cabinet – Vacant
  • FEA Executive Cabinet – Vacant
  • FEA Retired – Janice Poirier
  • FEA Retired – Rhea McKinney
  • FEA President – Andrew Spar
  • FEA Vice President – Carole Gauronskas
  • FEA Secretary-Treasurer – Nandi Riley
  • NEA Board of Directors – Brian Kerekes
  • NEA Board of Directors – Gilda Morgan-Williams
  • NEA Board of Directors – Marilyn Warner

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