Board of Directors

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission is governed by an 11-member board who are appointed by the mayor. Seven of which represent school board districts; and four represent at-large. Ex Officio board members represent the school system, state government, law enforcement and other community funding partners. Advisory board members are selected by the Board Nominating Committee.

 

Jacksonville Children’s Commission Bylaws

 

Board Members

MatthewKane2013

Matt Kane, Chair
At-Large 2

Cathie Shimp
At-Large 3

ElderHarris2013

Elder Lee Harris
School Board District 5

 

DrDonnieHorner2013

Donald H. Horner, Jr., Ph.D.
School Board District 2

DrDavyParrish2013

Davy Parrish, Ed.D.
At-Large 4

Ju’Coby Pittman
At-Large 1

 

 

Jill-Bechtold-2015

Jill Bechtold
School Board District 7

 

 

Leanna Cumber 1-20-16-3

Leanna Cumber

School Board District 3

 

 

New Board Members

Jacquelyn Green, Department of Children and Families

 

Ex Officio Members

Michelle-Braun-2015

Michelle Braun
United Way of Northeast Florida

 

DrNikolaiVitti2013

Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent
Duval County Public Schools

JudgeDavidGooding

The Hon. Judge David Gooding
4th Judicial Court, Juvenile Division

SusanMain2013

Susan Main
Early Learning Coalition of Jacksonville

JulieTaylor

Julie K. Taylor
Office of the State Attorney

Lt.-LaKesha-Burton-2015

Lt. LaKesha Burton
Office of the Sheriff

The Honorable Samuel Newby

Jacksonville City Council

Hon. Johnnie Gaffney

Dr. Johnnie Gaffney

Mayor’s Office

 

Executive Leadership

Jon-Heymann
Jon Heymann
Children’s Commission Chief Executive Officer