Board of Directors

The Early Learning Coalition Board of Directors

Charlotte Heston, Chair

Hardee, Appointed by the Governor, VP Corporate Sales Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Ashley Coone, Private Sector

DeSoto, Appointed by the Governor, Founder/President, ASC Consulting & Marketing Services

Robert McMillan, Private Sector

Charlotte, Appointed by the Governor, Attorney retired

Richard Forrester, DCF

Central Region Safety Program Manager, DCF

Kristen Rivas, DOE

Hardee, Associate Director Elementary Curriculum, Hardee County School District

Donna Doubleday, WFD

Hardee, President/Chief Executive Office, CareerSource Heartland

Mary Kay Burns, DOH

DeSoto, Administrator/ Health Office, DOH

Denis G. Wright, Ph.D., FSW/ Vice Chair

Charlotte, President-Charlotte Campus and Hendry/ Glades Center & VP of Economic and Community Development, Florida South Western State College

Diane Ramseyer, MPA,CCP, BOCC

Charlotte, Executive Director, Drug Free Charlotte County

Hilaria Cuevas, HS

Hardee, Area Coordinator Hardee/ Polk Counties RCMA

Anne Lang, For Profit Provider

Highlands, Owner Busy Kids Creative Learning Center

Christina McCray, IDEA

DeSoto, Associate Director ESE/ Student Services, DeSoto County Public Schools

Aisha Alayande, CSC designee

Highlands County Children's Services Council Executive Director designee

Cathy Graham, Private Sector

Charlotte, Owner, Copperfish Books

Joan Raulerson, Private Sector

DeSoto, Branch Manager, Suntrust Bank

Ron Mills, Private Sector/ Secretary

Charlotte, Owner/ Operator, Florida Reclaimed

Deborah Carey, Private Sector

Charlotte, Punta Gorda Civic Association

Christina Villareal, Faith Based Provider

Highlands, Adminsitrtor Lakeview Christian School

Gary Kline, Private Sector

Charlotte, Senior Associate, Maxim Commercial Real Estate