Board Members

People Who Put Kids First

The board members of Kids Central are professionals with a proven record of compassion and community dedication.  Representatives from each county Kids Central serves are on the board. The board members serve on at least one board committee and advocate to the Florida legislature concerning issues regarding children and families within the community.

The board of directors are a dedicated. They volunteer to better the lives of children and families in crisis in the communities where they live.  We are grateful to have such an engaged board of directors who give of their time, talent and treasure towards the betterment of Kids Central and the communities we serve.

Board meetings are bi-monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month and the schedule may be found here.  Our board meetings are open to the public and if you choose to address the board of directors, you may do so by completing this form and emailing it to Barbara Myshrall, Executive Assistant to the CEO.

 

Chairman
Jeffrey “Jeff” Dawsy, Citrus County Sheriff

Sheriff Dawsy was born on Long Island, New York and attended Crystal River High School.  He holds and BA in Criminal Justice from St. Leo College and an MBA from Nova University  Read More …

 


Vice-Chairman

Stephen Spivey, Esq., Spivey Mediation Services

Stephen Spivey served two years on the bench in the 5th Circuit Court, hearing Family Court and Dependency cases, before retiring in December, 2006. Read More …

 

Secretary
Rodney Rocker, Sr., Sumter County School Principal 

Rodney Rocker Sr. is the Principal of West Street School in Bushnell, Florida, and has devoted his adult life to working with young people.  He graduated from Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Education and Nova Southeastern Read More …

 

Treasurer
Bobby James, Marion County School Board

Bobby James holds a Master’s Degree in Supervision and Administration and a Bachelor of Science in History, Health and Physical education.  He is a retired educator  Read More …


Hernando County Community Member
Captain Cyrus Robinson, Patrol Division Commander

Capt. Robinson was born in Manhattan and raised in Queens, New York.  He has a Criminal Justice Degree from Union Institute & University.  He served onboard the USS Nimitz  Read More …

 

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Gail Burry, Retired Educator, Lake County

Gail Burry is retired from the Lake County School system in 1997 having served the last 17 years as President/Business Agent for the Lake County Education Association.  She is married Read More …

 

Lake County Community Member
Matthew R. Ostrander
Vice President of Corporate Marketing, LassiterWare

Matt achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of South Florida. Matt began his career with LassiterWare in 2009 and is an Accredited Read More …

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Marion County Community Member
Mike Jordan, M.D., Coordinator, Marion County Children’s Alliance

Mike Jordan graduated from Cornell University and completed his residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Read More …

 

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Marion County Community Member
Marisa Thames

Marisa Thames is an alumni of the University of Central Florida and the Charleston School of Law, where she graduated with honors. While in Charleston, Marisa worked closely with the Executive Committee of the Charleston County Bar Association  Read More …

 

Marion County Community Member
Marshall Schaap, Weekley|Schulte|Valdes  Law Firm

Marshall Schaap is an attorney with the law firm Weekley Schulte Valdes. Marshall was born and raised in Ocala. He went to the University of Florida on a football scholarship, Read More …

 

Marion County Community Member
Rebecca Schatt, Schatt Realty

Becky Schatt is a real estate broker.   She worked as a volunteer in the foster care system for 25 years, and several of those years as Guardian Ad Litem.   She assisted Read More …

 

Marion County Community Member
Kevin Sheilley, President & CEO, Ocala-Marion County Chamber Economic Partnership

Kevin Sheilley was named the first President and Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed Ocala-Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) in 2012.  The CEP is a public/private organization created by the merger of the local Read more …

 

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