Our dedicated Board of Directors provide oversight and help us by:

  • Formulating key policies and strategic goals
  • Helping evaluate and manage risk
  • Reviewing annual budgets, financials and evaluating operations
  • Encouraging identification, forecasting and planning for both financial and program supports

Board members are volunteers and are not compensated for service.

Meet the Board

Pictured from left:
Paul Schandel, Secretary; Jennifer Overley, Vice Chair; Catherine Twyman, Quality Committee Chair; John Birney, Interim Chair; Dr. Shane Carter, Treasurer

Michele Autorino

Sharlene Barhoo

John Birney

Dona Butler

Shane Carter, DC

Carol Court

Andy Dance

Sandra Emery

John Endara

Jenn Hale

Bev Johnson

Janine Killmer

Donald O’Brien

Jennifer Overley

Pat Patterson

Piroska Pazaurek

Charles Puckett

Joel Rosen

Dmitriy Shevchenko

Robert Snyder

Heidi Rand

Wendy Reaves

Paul Schandel

Alex Szinegh

Roger Thayer, MD

Catherine Twyman

Standing Committees

This committee reviews overall strategies and operations of the Coalition, making decisions on behalf of the Board when needed and acting as the overall leadership for the Coalition.

The Executive Committee meets on the 3rd Monday at noon of August, October, December, January, March, May, and June.

Quality Committee

This committee provides oversight on program quality of early learning opportunities, including the measurement of current quality, activities to improve quality, and review of Office of Early Learning initiatives for Voluntary Prekindergarten and School Readiness early learning programs. The Quality Committee also collaborates with child care providers to help educate parents on the importance of skill building.

This committee meets at 9:00 a.m. on the second Thursday in January, March, May, June, August, and October.

This committee provides financial oversight for the organization, including budgeting and financial planning, contract compliance, financial reporting and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies.

The Finance Committee meets in January, April, July, and October.

Special Committees

This committee meets to review disputes made by providers against action taken by the Coalition pursuant to the terms of the Statewide School Readiness and VPK Provider Contracts. 

The Family Engagement Committee works to strengthen families, giving them a platform to be heard. This committee also fosters educational interactions and quality of child care within our community.

This committee advises on and assists in reaching community members to build relationships and increase marketing efforts. 

Bylaws Committee

Offers advice and modifies corporate by-laws and Articles of Incorporation. 

This committee advises on appropriate responses to possible legislative and regulatory developments affecting Florida’s early learning environment. 

This committee assists ELCFV staff in fundraising efforts, including planning and implementing fundraising events. 

Operations Committee

The Operations Committee recommends effective and efficient changes to operational functions support quality and programmatic activities in manners. 

Upcoming Meetings

Parenting Partners: It Takes a Village 10:00 am
Parenting Partners: It Takes a Village
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Register today to join ELCFV’s monthly event, Parenting Partners: It Takes a Village. May’s topics include Mother’s Day and self care/mental health. Register Today! Event Flyer
Finance Committee Meeting 1:00 pm
Finance Committee Meeting
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Combined Finance Mtg Packet 5.10.22
Executive Committee 12:00 pm
Executive Committee
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Combined Executive Comm Mtg Packet 5.16.22 X F1 – ELCFV FY2022 Engagement Ltr ATTACH 3 H1 -125 Lease redline MW 5.13.22 clean ATTACH 4 E1 – 2020 Draft Form 990 – ELC -503626 – ATTACH 1 G1 – COOP 2022-2023_Marked-up DRAFT – ATTACH 2    
Stories & Screenings 10:00 am
Stories & Screenings
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for Stories & Screenings at the Daytona Beach Library on Tuesday, May 17th from 10-11:30AM. We’ll be reading a story, sharing child development information, and having giveaways! Register now because space is limited to 20! Register Today Event Flyer
L.E.A.D. Child Fair 10:00 am
L.E.A.D. Child Fair
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The FREE L.E.A.D. Children Fair offers families essentials like diapers, books, and a pizza lunch at NO COST. Attendees can also meet Flagler County organizations and find out about services they offer to support families with young children. For more information contact  leadchildren@gmail.com Event flyer
City of NSB Summer Kick Off 11:00 am
City of NSB Summer Kick Off
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event flyer
Board Meeting 8:30 am
Board Meeting
May 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Combined BOD Mtg Packet 5.24.22 X E1 – 2020 Draft Form 990 – ELC -503626 – ATTACH 1 X G1 – COOP 2022-2023_Marked-up DRAFT – ATTACH 2 X F1 – ELCFV FY2022 Engagement Ltr ATTACH 3 X H1 125 Executive Cr-ELC Lease signed

Join the Board

The makeup of the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties, Inc. Board is identified by Florida State Legislation. The board is made up of 15-30 members with representation from both Flagler and Volusia Counties. The Governor of the State of Florida appoints the Chair and two other board members. To apply for a governor-appointed position, please apply online at http://www.flgov.com/ appointments. Additional members are comprised of public and private sector representatives.

Board meetings take place:

  • Six (6) times per year on the 4th Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in January, March, May, June, August, and October
  • Locations vary (check schedule)
  • Open to public participation (encouraged)
  • Board Members are required to:
  • Attend regular meetings
  • Participate in committees
  • Develop core knowledge of and keep current on trends in early childhood development, School Readiness (SR) and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

If you are interested in becoming a board member or would like more information, please contact DJ Lebo, Chief Executive Officer at (386) 323-2400 ext. 3350 or djlebo@elcfv.org.

Sunshine Law

Early Learning Coalitions follow The Florida Government in the Sunshine Law, which prohibits discussion outside a duly noticed meeting between any two or more Board members about any topics that may come before the Board. Communications made or received by Board or staff members are considered public records that must be retained and made available upon request.