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Dr. Jennifer Collins

President

Dr. Jennifer Collins is a Professor in the Environmental Science and Policy program in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida. She obtained a B.S. degree in Geography from the University of Lancaster and a PhD in Physics from University College London. Her research focuses on weather and climate. She works closely on projects with the National Weather Service involving tornados, hurricanes, hail and fog. In addition, she collaborates with international researchers and works in the area of climate change.

John Zdanowicz

Vice President

John Zdanowicz Jr. is the Chief Operating Officer/co-founder and board member of a privately held company, ClearGage Inc, providing technology and patient financing solutions to the healthcare sector. John has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in technology and financial services. Prior to ClearGage (2006-2010), John was the Executive Vice President of Operations at Motivano Inc, a leading provider of employee benefits and financial services technologies where he was responsible for all operational facets of the organization.

Stanley Kroh

Treasurer

Stanley Kroh is the Manager of Land and Water Programs in the Environmental, Health and Safety Department at Tampa Electric Company. He has been in his current position for 14 years. Prior to that, he worked for the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County. He is active in the local environmental community and serves on the Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance and the Hillsborough Greenways Committee. Professional affiliations include the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP) and the International Society of Technical and Environmental Professionals (INSTEP).

Dr. Jennifer Wolgemuth

Secretary

Dr. Jennifer Wolgemuth is an Assistant Professor in the Educational and Psychological Studies Department in the College of Education at the University of South Florida. She obtained a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in Educational Research from Colorado State University. She completed a three-year post-doc in Darwin, Australia, heading up a randomized controlled trial examining the impact of a web-based early literacy tool on Indigenous and non-Indigenous students’ reading.

Christina Goldstein

Assistant Vice President

Christina Goldstein is a Conference and Events Planner within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida. She has a B.S. degree in Advertising and a M.A. in Communication Arts. After 15 years in the advertising industry in New York, Christina relocated to Florida and pursued an events career. She contributes to the strategic and tactical development of events and programs for 26 departments and five institutes within the USF College of Arts & Sciences through staff management, customer service, event and project management, and organizational administration. Mrs. Goldstein is also an adjunct professor within the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications at USF. Christina loves being involved in the community. She also has two young daughters and is a foster mom.

Debbi Stone

Debbi Stone is Vice President of Education at The Florida Aquarium. Starting her career as a middle school educator, she transitioned to informal science education at Mystic Aquarium (CT) before relocating to Florida in 2000. At The Florida Aquarium, Debbi oversees all aspects of education programs including standards-based school programs, outreach, teacher workshops, community programs, on-site visitor programs, camps, and overall departmental growth at an informal science center with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning. 

Christine Faudel

Christina Faudel is the Sales Manager at Tiffany & Co. at International Mall. She is passionate about environmental issues, nature, and overall health and wellness. She is an active member in our community thru Chamber of Commerce meetings and events. Christina is an engaged supporter of area non-profits such as the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa General Hospital, and the Museum of Fine Arts. She is a committee chair for Learning Gate’s Annual Auction Night and sits on the Resource and Development Committee. She is a native born Floridian and lives in our area with her husband and daughter.

Luke Chichetto

Luke Chichetto A graduate from university of Massachusetts, Boston. Luke is married to Denise and has experience working with people of all ages from toddlers to older adults. Luke worked as a physical education teacher for toddlers. He has work as a trainer with USF and help with design and ideas of the ten thousand square foot athletic training facility. While working with USF, he also worked with George Jenkins high school football.

Luke found his way to his own business called Smart fit sports and fitness. He then worked with Major League Baseball, the Texas Rangers, were he helped the team win an American League championship. After 6 years Luke had his first daughter and moved back to FL to work with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Not long after his second daughter came and he took a job working with Bay Care Hospital PT Clinic and Wellness Center. Just three years later Luke had his third daughter. Luke is now currently the Founder of Mobility Rx in Clearwater. It was founded as a result of client’s needs and providing sound functional training that relieves pain and increases mobility. Luke is a author of a book called Fighting Will.

Steven McCarty

Steven McCarty is a human resources executive with nearly three decades of experience in a variety of HR and Talent roles around the country.  Most recently McCarty was with Enterprise Holdings where he was promoted into a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. He served as their global Vice President for Talent Development, their VP of Human Resource in South Florida, and as a Corporate HR professional supporting the Midwest.  Before Enterprise, McCarty spent several years at Citibank and Toys R Us; he has also been a small business owner.  He currently consults and supports other HR professionals and volunteers in the community.

McCarty earned his bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University in New Jersey and his MBA from the University of Florida.  He is certified as a senior professional in human resources, and has served various non-profits over the years including the Sawgrass Nature Center, the Broward Business Leadership Network, FOCUS St. Louis, and Lutheran Family Services (Missouri).  He has also been a foster parent and enjoys all things outdoors with his family.

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Briana Lindsay

Briana Michel is a Holistic Nutrition Coach and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the fitness and nutrition industries. For the last eight years Briana has carved out a niche in Direct Response Television marketing as a testimonial producer, host and co-host for global infomercials. Briana oversees third party claim validation testing and scientific studies for retail product claims and FTC compliance. Briana brings healthy living products to market by helping inventors and companies source manufacturing and distribution channels and works alongside her husband to produce full service video production for national and international commercials. Her passion is in inspiring others to make healthy living a priority, especially women and children through her online blogs, programs and videos. Additionally, Briana has her BA in psychology from the University of Maryland and is IIN Certified in Holistic Nutrition Coaching.

Parent Representatives

February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday February 21, 2019 at 6PM
Lutz Lake Fern Campus
207 Lutz Lake Fern Rd W
Lutz, FL 33548

Facilities Committee Meeting

Thursday February 14, 2019 at 7:30AM
Lutz Lake Fern Campus
207 Lutz Lake Fern Rd W
Lutz, Florida 33548

Facilities Committee Conference Call

Friday February 08, 2019 at 9AM
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January Board of Directors Meeting

Monday January 28, 2019 at 6PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Road
Lutz, FL 33549

Agenda JAN 28 2019

January 2019 Governance Committee Meeting

Friday January 25, 2019 at 4PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Road
Lutz, FL 33549

Facilities Committee Meeting-Rescheduled

Monday November 26, 2018 at 5:30PM
Lutz Lake Fern Campus
207 W Lutz Lake Fern Campus
Lutz, FL 33548

Facilities Committee Meeting

Thursday November 15, 2018 at 5:30PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

November 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday November 15, 2018 at 6PM
Log Cabin
16215 Hanna Road
Lutz, FL 33549

Nov2018 Minutes

Agenda Nov 2018

Facilities Committee Meeting-Cancelled

Monday November 12, 2018 at 10AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Governance Committee Meeting

Friday November 09, 2018 at 4PM
Hanna Conference Room
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Facilities Committee Meeting

Tuesday November 06, 2018 at 6PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Road
Lutz, FL 33549

Foundation Meeting

Friday October 19, 2018 at 7:30AM
Hanna Conference Room
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

October 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

Monday October 15, 2018 at 6PM
Hanna Campus Room 21
16215 Hanna Road
Lutz, FL 33549

OCT18 MINUTES

OCT 15TH AGENDA

Governance Committee Meeting

Friday October 12, 2018 at 4PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Road
Lutz, FL 33549

Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday October 04, 2018 at 5PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Education Committee Meeting

Monday September 17, 2018 at 9AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

September 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

Monday September 17, 2018 at 6PM
Lutz Lake Campus
207 Lutz Lake Fern Rd W
Lutz, Florida 33548

Lgcs Minutes 91718

September Agenda

Facilities Committee Meeting

Thursday September 13, 2018 at 6PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Resource & Development Committee Meeting

Wednesday September 05, 2018 at 8AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Education Foundation Meeting

Tuesday August 21, 2018 at 8AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
LUTZ, FL 33549

Board of Directors Meeting 82018

Monday August 20, 2018 at 6PM
Hanna
16215 Hanna Rd
LUTZ, FL 33549

LGCS MINUTES AUG 20 18

8_20_18 LGCS Agenda

Facility Committee Meeting

Wednesday August 15, 2018 at 6PM
Log Cabin
16215 Hanna Rd
LUTZ, FL 33549

Special Call In Board Meeting 72718

Friday July 27, 2018 at 7:45AM
CONFERENCE CALL

CONFERENCE CALL

Dial-in Number: 1-712-775-8963
Conference Code: 254414

LGCS Minutes 72718

Special Board Meeting 71818

Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 5PM
CONFERENCE CALL

LGCS Minutes 71818

Dial-in Number: 1-712-775-8963
Conference Code: 254414

July Special Board Meeting 7918

Monday July 09, 2018 at 5PM
Hanna Road Campus Log Cabin
16215 Hanna Road
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS Minute 7918

Board Meeting

Monday June 18, 2018 at 6PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Road
Lutz, FL 33549

minutes 61818

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Thursday June 14, 2018 at 8AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Road
Lutz, FL 33549

Governance Committee Meeting

Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 4PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Road
Lutz, FL 33549

Finance Committee Meeting

Tuesday June 12, 2018 at 8AM
hanna
16215 Hanna Rd
LUTZ, FL 33549

LG Special Board Meeting – Bond Doc Approvals

Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

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Special Board Meeting

Tuesday May 29, 2018 at

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Board of Directors Retreat

Thursday May 17, 2018 at 5:00PM
3810 Northdale Blvd
Tampa, FL 33624

Governance Committee Meeting

Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 5:15PM
701 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

Board of Directors Meeting 41618

Monday April 16, 2018 at 6PM
Lutz Lake Fern Campus
207 W Lutz Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548

BOD Mintes April 16 2018

LGCS-APR-2018-AGENDA

Board of Directors Meeting – Rescheduled 32818

Wednesday March 28, 2018 at 6PM
Heron Hall
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS MAR 2018 AGENDA
LGCS MAR BOD MINUTES

Finance Committee Meeting

Friday March 23, 2018 at 4PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Education Committee Meeting

Friday March 23, 2018 at 9AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Personnel Committee Meeting

Friday March 23, 2018 at 8AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Resource & Development Committee Meeting

Monday March 19, 2018 at 8AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Special Meeting Bond Project Approval

Tuesday March 06, 2018 at 7:30 AM

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LGCS MAR BOD MINUTES

Facilities Committee Meeting

Wednesday February 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Log Cabin
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday February 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Lutz Lake Fern Campus
207 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd
Lutz, FL 33548

LGCS-FEB-2018-AGENDA
LGCS FEB 2018 BOD MINUTES

Governance Committee Meeting

Friday February 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Board of Directors Meeting-Rescheduled

Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Heron Hall
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS JAN 2018 AGENDA
ILGCS BOD MINUTES 12418

Resource and Development Committee Meeting

Friday December 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Conference Room
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Special Board Meeting

Thursday December 21, 2017 at 7:30 AM
Hanna Conference Room
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS MINUTES DEC212018

Governance Committee Meeting

Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Confernce Room
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Foundation Board Meeting

Monday December 04, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Conference Room
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Facilities Committee Meeting – Rescheduled

Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Lutz Lake Campus
207 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd
Lutz, FL 33548

Special Board Meeting

Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Conference Room
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS MINUTES NOV292018

Board of Directors Meeting Cancelled

Monday November 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Heron Hall
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS-NOV-2017-AGENDA

Finance Committee Meeting

Friday November 17, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Governance Committee Meeting- Updated

Monday November 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM
Hanna Campus Log Cabin
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Brief Board Meeting

Monday November 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Hanna Campus Log Cabin
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS NOV 13 2017 AGENDA
LGCS MINUTES NOV132018

Resource & Development Committee Meeting

Monday November 06, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Conference Room
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday October 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Lutz Lake Fern Campus
207 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd
Lutz, FL 33548

LGCS-OCT-2017-AGENDA
LGCS BOD OCT2317

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Friday October 13, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Facilities Committee Meeting

Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday September 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Heron Hall
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS-SEP-2017-AGENDA
LGCS SEP 2017 MINUTES

Personnel Committee Meeting – Cancelled

Thursday September 07, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Heron Hall
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Education Committee Meeting – Cancelled

Thursday September 07, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Heron Hall
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Governance Committee Meeting

Wednesday September 06, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Resource Committee Meeting

Thursday August 31, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Facilities Committee Meeting

Tuesday August 22, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday August 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Lutz Lake Fern Campus
207 W Lutz Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548

LGCS-AUG-2017-AGENDA
LGCS BOARD MINUTES AUG 21 2017

Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday August 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Governance Committee Meeting

Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Governance Committee notes 8_16_17

Board of Directors Meeting 81517

Tuesday August 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGBOD MINUTES AUG 15 2017

Education Foundation Meeting

Monday August 07, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Education Foundation Meeting

Thursday August 03, 2017 at 7:30 AM
Hanna Conference Room
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday July 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Heron Hall
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS-JUL-2017-AGENDA
LGCS July 2017 Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting 61917

Monday June 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Lutz Lake Fern Campus
207 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS-JUN-2017-AGENDA
LGCS BOARD MINUTES JUNE 2017

Governance Committee Meeting

Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Learning Gate Board Retreat 52517

Thursday May 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Heron Hall
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION

LGCS May 25 2017 minutes revised

Resource & Development Committee Meeting

Monday May 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Governance Committee Meeting

Monday May 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Learning Gate Board Meeting

Monday May 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Heron Hall
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS-MAY-2017-AGENDA
Board Minutes May 2017

Education Foundation Meeting

Friday April 28, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Facilities Committee Meeting

Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Personnel Committee Meeting

Thursday April 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Education Committee Meeting

Thursday April 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday April 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Lutz Lake Fern Campus
207 W Lutz Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548

LGCS-APR-2017-AGENDA
LGCS BOARD MINUTES APRIL

Finance Budget Meeting

Friday April 07, 2017 at 10:15 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Governance Committee Meeting

Monday April 03, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Hanna Campus
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

Learning Gate Board of Directors Meeting

Monday March 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Heron Hall
16215 Hanna Rd
Lutz, FL 33549

LGCS-MAR-2017-AGENDA
LGCS BOD MINUTES MAR 2017

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday February 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Lutz Lake Fern Campus
207 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd
Lutz, FL 33548

LGCS-FEB-2017-AGENDA r
LGCS FEB 2017 BOD MINUTES