About HCEF:

    Founded in 1988, the Hernando County Education Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides Direct Support to our county’s public schools by seeking out financial support to meet the unfunded needs of public education in Hernando County. Our mission is Creating Partnerships that Advance Student Achievement and Promote Excellence within Hernando County Public Education. Our focus is on on student scholarships, classroom grants, literacy, and recognition programs. Recently we have begun to expand our focus to include STEM education, Career/Technical Education and Community Engagement work. Education Foundations provide a unique forum for business and community leaders to focus their time, resources and leadership on advancing student achievement in partnership with school system leaders through meaningful, “homegrown” initiatives that reflect the needs, goals and opportunities of their specific communities.

Our Mission:

    Creating partnerships that advance student achievement and promote excellence within Hernando County Public Education.

Our Goals:

  • Sensitize the community to the needs of local schools and students.
  • To encourage business and community involvement in the public educational system.
  • Encourage Excellence in learning.
  • To provide financial resources to support the Foundation’s programs.
  • To challenge parents, business leaders and the extended community to become involved in, and be supportive of our local schools, their students and the Hernando County Education.

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Executive Board Of Directors
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Debra Myers

President
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Kandice Christmas

President Elect
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Carly Mullins

Vice President
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Debbye Warrell

Treasurer/Secretary
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Shannon Rodriguez

Marketing & Communications
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Ben Prescott

Past President
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Tammy Brinker

Chief Executive Officer

General Board Of Directors
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Jeff Holcomb

Board Member / Hernando County Commissioner
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Lisa Becker

Board Member
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Linda Prescott

Board Member/School Board Chair
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William (Billy) Healis

Board Member
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Frederick Weber

Board Member
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Karen Dove

Board Member
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Jose Alonzo “Chelo”

Joe Pastore

Joe Pastore

BOARD MEMBER
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H. Paul Douglas

BOARD MEMBER
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Rich Linkul

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Michael Gunther

BOARD MEMBER
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Jarvis Upshaw

BOARD MEMBER
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Devon Overmyer Jr.

BOARD MEMBER
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Justen Early

Board Member - 2020 Teacher of the Year
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Eric Sangvic

BOARD MEMBER
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Ray Mooney

Board Member-Ex Officio
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Gus Guadagnino

BOARD MEMBER Ex Officio

Foundation Team
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Tammy Brinker

Chief Executive Officer
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Natisha Feacher

Program Director
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Bonnie Townsend

Special Program Coordinator
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Rita Strother

Special Programs Coordinator
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Carolyn Shrader

Marketing & Grants Coordinator
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Tomika Harris

Office Administrator
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Darlene Williams

Program Assistant
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Nick Myers

Backend Website Handler

“Creating partnerships that advance student achievement and promote excellence within Hernando County Public Education.”

-Hernando County Education Foundation