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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

  • Fedrick C. Ingram, President
  • Andrew Spar, Vice President
  • Carole Gauronskas, Secretary-Treasurer

Chief of Staff

  • Martin Powell, Chief of Staff

Executive Cabinet

  • Fedrick C. Ingram, President
  • Andrew Spar, Vice President
  • Carole Gauronskas, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Kali Davis, Elementary Teacher Director
  • Michelle Dillon, Medium Local Director
  • Ruby George, Minority Affairs Director
  • Rosie Guerrido, Education Staff Professional Director
  • Karla Hernandez-Mats, Large Local President Director
  • Bernie Kemp, Education Staff Professional Director
  • Lynnita Lucas, Minority Affairs Director
  • Nandi Riley, Higher Ed Director
  • VACANT, Small Local President Director
  • Vanessa Skipper, Secondary Teacher Director
  • Kelsey Smit, Pre-K – 12 Director
  • Vanessa Tillman, Retired Director

AFT Vice President

  • Fedrick C. Ingram

NEA Board of Directors

  • Lare Allen
  • Brian Kerekes
  • Gilda Morgan-Williams
  • Barbara Wilmarth
  • Marilyn Warner – Retired At Large

Governance Board

  • ACE – Russell Baggett
  • Alachua County EA – Carmen Ward
  • Alachua County EA – Nancy Mason
  • Baker CEA – Angela Callahan
  • Baker CESP – Stephanie Wingard
  • Bay (ABCE) – Alexis Underwood
  • Bay ESPA – George Perna
  • Bradford EA – Angie Hopkins
  • 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
  • Charlotte CSPA – Mark Holt
  • Charlotte FEA – Renee Wiley
  • Citrus County EA – Vickie Smith
  • Clay County EA – Renna Lee Paiva
  • Clay County EA – James Howell
  • Clay ESPA – Teresa Dixon
  • Collier CAEOCAP – Connie Steed
  • Collier CEA – Lisa Hicks
  • Collier CEA – Annette Hall
  • Columbia ESPA – Thyron Taylor
  • Columbia Teachers Association – Tanya Johnson
  • Dade – UTD – Karla Hernandez-Mats
  • Dade – UTD – Ingrid Robledo
  • Dade – UTD – Antonio White
  • Dade – UTD – Sharon Williams
  • 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 – Donna Harper
  • 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 County EA – Shawna Warren
  • Hillsborough CTA – Robert Kriete
  • Hillsborough CTA – Linda Perdue
  • Hillsborough CTA – Noelle Rodriguez
  • Hillsborough CTA – Aron Zions
  • Hillsborough SEF – Iran Alicea
  • Hillsborough SEF – Stephanie MacNeel
  • Holmes CTA – Vicki Steverson
  • Indian River CEA – Liz Cannon
  • 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 – Jetta Roberts
  • 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
  • Monroe – UTM – Holly Hummell-Gorman
  • Nassau ESPA – Marian Phillips
  • Nassau Teachers Association – Jamie Vienneau
  • NEA Board of Directors – Brian Kerekes
  • NEA Board of Directors – Marilyn Warner
  • NEA Board of Directors – Barbara Wilmarth
  • Okaloosa CEA – Jordan Appelberg
  • Okaloosa CEA – Angelique Cox
  • Okaloosa County ESPA – Patrick Strong
  • Okeechobee CEA – Jorje Botello
  • Orange County CTA – Wendy Doromal
  • Orange County CTA – Phyllis Mills
  • Orange County CTA – Clayton Phillips
  • Orange ESPA – Ronald Pollard
  • Orange ESPA – Reginald Williams
  • Osceola CEA – Apryle Jackson
  • Osceola CEA – Lare Allen
  • Palm Beach County CTA – Justin Katz
  • Palm Beach County CTA – Gilda Morgan-Williams
  • Palm Beach County CTA – Michael Woods
  • Pasco USEP – Donald Peace
  • Pasco USEP – Lee Beville
  • Pinellas CTA – Mike Gandolfo
  • 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 – Angel Roberto Diaz
  • Seminole ECA – Rosie Guerrido
  • Seminole Education Association – Daniel Smith
  • Seminole Education Association – Steven Kornya
  • St. Johns EA – Michelle Dillon
  • St. Johns ESPA – Richard Callahan
  • St. Lucie County CTA/CU – David Freeland
  • St. Lucie County CTA/CU – Sandra Rohn
  • Student FEA – Jaffa 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
  • Volusia Teachers Organization – Elizabeth Albert
  • Volusia United Educators – Beth Friedl
  • Wakulla CTA – Elena Myhre
  • Walton CEA – Kari 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 – Melondia Corpus
  • At Large Representative – Ulysses Floyd
  • At Large Representative – Angie Gonzalez
  • At Large Representative – Laura Lovett-Estima
  • At Large Representative – Joy Jackson
  • At Large Representative – Caprice Johnson
  • 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 – Lynitta Lucas
  • FEA Executive Cabinet – Nandi Riley
  • FEA Executive Cabinet – Kelsey Smit
  • FEA Executive Cabinet – Vanessa Tillman
  • FEA Retired – Janice Poirier
  • FEA Retired – Rhea McKinney
  • FEA President – Fedrick Ingram
  • FEA Vice President – Andrew Spar
  • FEA Secretary Treasurer – Carole Gauronskas

Q&As for Florida Educators

Common questions about school closures, testing, students with IEPs, evaluations, certifications and more. Updated 3/31.

Digital Learning Resources for Educators and Parents

Resources for engaging students during the school closure

FEA Statewide Town Hall on COVID-19 

Video and transcript of March 25 town hall on the impact of coronavirus on Florida’s public education system.

Q&As and Resources for Parents

Common questions and resources for parents — including links for meals for students in need.

Advocacy Updates for
COVID-19

Ways for members to take action to protect students, educators, healthcare professionals and working people.

Member Benefit Resources and Links

Overview of the additional resources our benefit partners are providing to help members deal with the COVID pandemic. Updated 4/20 with Student Loan Forgiveness information.

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