Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions will hold a quarterly meeting to which the public is invited, commencing at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 6 PM via Zoom.

 

Download our last quarter meeting agenda here: November 11, 2020 Agenda

 

The meeting will be held for the purpose of considering routine business of the Institute. A copy of the agenda may be obtained within seven (7) days of the meeting.

 

Upcoming meeting:

 

February 8, 2021

 

Click here to view minutes from past meetings.

 

Kimberly Jackson, Esq.

Kimberly Jackson, Esq.

Executive Director

kimberlygjackson.com

727-398-8286

  • Attorney and Community Activist
  • Serves on the following Boards: Academy Prep, Arts Alliance, St. Pete Free Clinic, YMCA, St. Pete Arts Advisory, COPAA
Dr. Tonjua Williams

Dr. Tonjua Williams

Ex-officio | President, St. Petersburg College

Hon. Irene Sullivan

Hon. Irene Sullivan

Board Chair

  • Senior Judge, Florida Circuit Court, Juvenile and Family Divisions
  • Adjunct Professor, Stetson University College of Law
Hon. George Greer

Hon. George Greer

Board Vice Chair

  • Retired Judge, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court
  • Former Pinellas County Commissioner
Aron Bryce

Aron Bryce

Board Treasurer

  • Public Policy & Administration Student
  • Community Volunteer
  • An outdoor enthusiast who loves the beach, parks, and camping
Bridgette Bello

Bridgette Bello

Board Member

  • Board of Trustees, St. Petersburg College
  • CEO and Publisher, Tampa Bay Business & Wealth Magazine
  • Former Publisher, Tampa Bay Business Journal
Jo-Lynn Brown

Jo-Lynn Brown

Board Member

Jo-Lynn Brown is managing editor for Tampa Bay Business & Wealth. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a B.A. in journalism. Most recently, she was a member of Leadership Tampa Bay’s class of 2020.
Ken Burke

Ken Burke

Board Member

  • Clerk of the Court and Comptroller, Pinellas County
  • Former Trustee, St. Petersburg College
Gershom Faulkner

Gershom Faulkner

Board Member

Gershom Faulkner, has been motivated by service to his country and to the community. A decorated United States Marine, Mr. Faulkner served honorably during the Gulf War and was awarded several commendations. Mr. Faulkner exchanged his military service for service to his community. Mr. Faulkner serves as Deputy District Director & Military Liaison for Congressman Charlie Crist of the United States House of Representatives serving Florida’s 13th Congressional District.

Nikki Gaskin-Capehart

Nikki Gaskin-Capehart

Board Member

  • Director of Urban Affairs for the City of St. Petersburg. Her focus on the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area helps to leverage existing community resources and direct new investments in people, programs, and purpose in a way that will be impactful and sustainable.
  • Passionate about the City’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper Initiative to better support African American young men and women through the Cohort of Champions program.
Watson Haynes

Watson Haynes

Board Member

  • President, Pinellas County Urban League
Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Board Member

  • SPC Alumni, Summa Cum Laude
  • Former Registered Pharmaceutical Technician
  • Former multi-award-winning International Model United Nations Delegate 
  • Current Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society of Psychology, The National Society of Leadership and Success, and The Golden Key Honor Society
Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Board Member

  • AARP Florida State Director since 2010
  • Chair of the Florida Civic Advance. https://consensus.fsu.edu/fca/
  • Past Board member and Program Chair of Leadership Florida, and past Board member of the Florida Council on Aging
Dr. Laurie King

Dr. Laurie King

Board Member

  • Associate Professor of Applied Ethics at St. Petersburg College
  • Practiced law for ten years
Daniel P. Mageras, CFP

Daniel P. Mageras, CFP

Board Member

He is past president of CASA, a local domestic violence advocacy organization, and served on the board of the Alumni Association of Eckerd College, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is involved with the Children’s Dream Fund as a founding member of the First Team and also a member of the John’s
Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Development Council. Dan co-chaired the 2003 Outstanding Business of the Year Awards for the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a Board Trustee of the St Petersburg Museum of History. He is also currently Immediate Past President of The Kiwanis Club of St Petersburg.
Debra Prewitt

Debra Prewitt

Board Member

  • Public Policy Officer, Juvenile Welfare Board
  • Former Florida State Representative & Mayor of New Port Richey
Elizabeth Sembler

Elizabeth Sembler

Board Member

Ms. Sembler is a Jewish educator and serves as the director of engagement at Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg, Florida.

She has served on the board of WEDU-TV since 1993 and was the chair of its board from 2001-2003. From 2006-2008, she served on the board of the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS), a nonprofit group that supports the continued growth and development of a strong and financially sound noncommercial television service. She also serves on the foundation board of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Ms. Sembler serves on the board of advisors of the Davidson Graduate School of Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, New York, and on the board of directors of the Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg in Florida, a privately funded middle school for students qualifying for needs-based scholarships. She also serves on the board of directors of the Florida Orchestra and was a member of the United Jewish Communities National Young Leadership Cabinet in the 1990s.

She began her career as a staff writer for the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) after earning her bachelor’s degree in newspaper journalism and political science from Syracuse University. She later earned a master’s degree in English from the University of South Florida.

Ms. Sembler lives in Seminole, Florida, with her husband, Greg. They are the parents of four adult children.

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