Board of Trustees

Susan Reed   Susan Reed, MS

Board Chair

Retired DCF Child Protective Investigative Supervisor

Les Chambers   Les Chambers, BPS

1st Vice Chair / Chair Elect

Committees- Human Resources; Golf Tournament; Legislative, DUI Advisory; Audit
Chair: Human Resources; Golf Tournament
Alternate Chair:Legislative

Chief Master Sergeant, USAF, Retired
Retired Fort Walton Beach High School Teacher

Douglas R. Burgess   Douglas R. Burgess, MPA

2nd Vice Chair

Committees- Finance; Quality/Planning; Audit
Chair: Finance
Alternate Chair: Quality/Planning; Audit

Retired US Army Colonel

Susan Palmer   Susan Palmer, MS


Committees - Quality Planning; Bsuiness Development; Finance; DUI Advisory; Golf Tournament
Chair: Quality/Planning; Business Development
Alternate Chair: Golf Tournament

Retired Principal, Okaloosa County School District

Tom Downey   Thomas L. "Tom" Downey, BA


Committees - Business Development; Finance; Human Resources; Nominating/Governance; Legislative; Golf Tournament
Alternate Chair: Business Development

Retired Business Owner (Copy Products Company of Northwest Florida)

Barbara Palmgren   Barbara Palmgren, Ed. D

Committees - Legislative; Human Resources; DUI Advisory; Quality/Planning; Golf Tournament
Chair: Legislative
Alternate Chair: Human Resources; DUI Advisory

Retired International Baccalaureate Coordinator/Counselor Niceville High School

Betsy Thomas   Betsy Thomas, MPA

Committees - Nominating/Governance; Human Resources
Chair: Nominating/Governance

Retired Protective Services Counselor and Supervisor of Foster Care, DCF

Joyce Kiser   Joyce Kiser, BS

Committees - Nominating/Governance; Quality/Planning
Alternate Chair: Nominating/Governance

Former Executive Director of the American
Cancer Society, Okaloosa Unit

Jon Morris   Jon Morris, MS

Committees - DUI Advisory; Audit; Finance
Chair: DUI Advisory; Audit
Alternate Chair: Finance

Administration/Finance Manager -
Northwest Florida Regional Airport

Virginia JC Mayfield   Virginia "J.C." Mayfield, BA El. Ed.

Retired Educator

Archie Jernigan   James "Archie" Jernigan, BS

Retired Senior Manager