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Board of Directors


The First Coast Workforce Development board of directors provides critical guidance, feedback and direction as we deliver the full range of CareerSource Northeast Florida services.

The board of directors is made up of community and civic leaders in the areas of education, business and government. Board members are nominated by local chambers of commerce, county commissioners, city councils and mayors. The board is mandated legislatively to have local college presidents, school superintendents, labor leaders and representatives from state agency partners.

Board Officers

Ron Avery, Chair
Darryl Register, Vice Chair
Dan Vohs, Treasurer

Baker County

Mr. Clay Lyons, Partner 
Lyons & Lyons

Clay County

Mr. Paul Cummins, Owner
DuVal Fields

Mr. Brian Knight, Founder/CEO
Pragmatic Works

Duval County

Mr. Lad A. Daniels Jr., President
Daniels & Associates, Inc.

Ms. Elaine A. Johnson, SPHR, Principal
Corporate Development and Strategic Investments - Florida Blue

Mr. John (Jake) J. Schickel, Esq., Partner
Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, & Posgay

Dr. Stephen R. Wise, President
Stephen Wise Consulting, Inc.

Nassau County

Mr. Peter M. von Dyck, President
e-Zassi Medical Evolutions, Inc. 

Putnam County

Brian Keith, Owner
Newcastle Shipyards 

St. Johns County

Ms. Eda Edgerton, President
Eda Boyle Edgerton, PA

 Mr. Ron Avery, President/CEO
The Ronco Group


Ms. Lydia C. Bush, Area Director
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Larry Gonzalez, Sr. Director
Jacksonville Housing Authority (HUD)

Bryan Hensley, Northeast Region Deputy Director
Florida Department of Children & Families

Kenderson Hill, Center Director
Jacksonville Job Corps

Dr. Gloria McKee-Lopez, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Dean of Nursing  
Jacksonville University

Joe H. Pickens, J.D., President 
St. Johns River State College

Darryl Register, Executive Director
Baker County Chamber of Commerce/EDCC

Brian D. Teeple, AICP, CEO
Northeast Florida Regional Council

Lucia Valdivia-Sanchez, Director
Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker Program, Putnam County School District

Dan Vohs, Owner 
New Horizons Computer Learning Center

James Walker, Employment & Training Coordinator
Experience Works 


Mr. Hector L. Sepulveda, M.A.S., Program Director
Family Readiness Program

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