Strategic Partners

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

Dr. Peggy Aune, Collier County Public Schools
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
Dr. Tim Ferguson, Grace Place for Children & Families
Mary Beth Geier, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
Mark Hanke, Greater Naples YMCA
Maria Jimenez-Lara, Naples Children & Education Foundation
Megan McCarthy, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
Susan McManus, Champions For Learning
Dawn Montecalvo, Guadalupe Center
Lisa Morse, Collier County Public Schools
Dr. Kamela Patton, Collier County Public Schools
Kristin Peras, Champions For Learning
Noemi Perez, The Immokalee Foundation
Tami Raznoff, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida
Steven Sanderson, United Way of Collier County
Bob Spano, Guadalupe Center
Barbara Tyrrell, FunTime Early Childhood Academy
Patrick Woods, Collier County Public Schools