Strategic Partners Team

Composed of representatives from partner organizations making significant and sustained organizational investments in Future Ready Collier, this group provides strategic guidance and engagement, reviews budget, and balances overall partner commitments and expectations.

Chair: Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation of Collier County

Peggy Aune, Collier County Public Schools
Beth Barger, CareerSource SouthWest Florida
Susan Block, Early Learning Coalition of SWFL
Lisa Church, Champions For Learning
Judy Coleman, Lal Gaynor Early Education & Beyond Fun at the CFCC
Michael Dalby, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
Lynn Davidson, Champions For Learning
Dr. Tim Ferguson, Grace Place for Children & Families
Mary Beth Geier, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
Kerry Geroy, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
Eunsook Hyun, Florida Gulf Coast University
Maria Jimenez-Lara, Naples Children & Education Foundation
Susan McManus, Champions For Learning
Dawn Montecalvo, Guadalupe Center
Lisa Morse, Collier County Public Schools
Marsha Murphy, FunTime Early Childhood Academy
Sandy Panther, Community Foundation of Collier County
Joe Paterno, CareerSource SouthWest Florida
Dr. Kamela Patton, Collier County Public Schools
Noemi Perez, The Immokalee Foundation
Louis Traina, Florida SouthWestern State College
Barbara Tyrrell, FunTime Early Childhood Academy
Mario Valle, Grace Place for Children & Families