Alignment Teams

Talent Pipeline Alignment Team

The Talent Pipeline Team is convened in partnership with the Central Florida Development Council. The Team is focused on aligning community resources through innovative collaborations to fill the gap of high-skill, high-wage jobs in Polk County.

2023-2024 Talent Pipeline Team Members

Marcia Andresen, Polk County BoCC

Christy Apisa, United Way of Central Florida

Ana Ayala, Southeastern University

Leann Bennett, Polk County Public Schools

Caleb Bloodworth, Southeastern University

Dorathea Bogert, City Commissioner, City of Auburndale

Warren Brown, Polk State College

Stacy Campbell-Domineck, CareerSource Polk

Kylia Carswell, Polk County Public Schools

Betsy Cleveland, Polk County Public Schools

Steven Cochran, Polk County Public Schools

Reba Coil, Polk County Public Schools

Joseph Davis, Lakeland Regional Health

Michelle Dix, Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

Takiyah Dixon, Lakeland Chamber of Commerce

Shauna Dykes, Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

Ann Everett, Polk County Public Schools

Jennifer Fasking, State Farm Insurance

Charity Garcia, Polk State College

Diana Gibbs, BayCare Health Systems

Lesley Green, Polk County Public Schools

Brandon Griffin, Keiser University

Lisa Harder, Polk County Tax Collector

Melissa Konkol, Polk County Public Schools

Nelson Marquez, Ph.D. Webber International University

Tranice McGriff, City of Lakeland

Lisa Miller, Polk County School Board Member

Connie Minich, City of Winter Haven

Rusty Mouton, SouthState Bank

Erin Myszkowski, Florida Southern College

Laquieria Nottage, Ed.D. Polk County Public Schools

Kenzie Ralston, Ad-Vance Talent Solutions

Yovan Reyes, Ph.D., Florida Southern College

Melody Rider, Lakeland Leads

Omayra Rivera, Polk County Public Schools

Bob Stack, Polk State College

Lana Stripling, Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce

Brion Sunseri, Ad-vance Talent Solutions

Chad Tagtow, Citizens Bank & Trust

Monique Tubbs, Polk County Public Schools

Yvette Velez, Polk State College

Matina Wagner, Polk State College

Kate Wallace, Charter Spectrum

Steve Warner, Ed.D., Polk County Public Schools

Laura Webster, Polk County Public Schools

Linda Williams, Lakeland Regional Health

Derrick Woodard, Polk County Public Schools

Michelle Zamora, Central Florida Development Council

Lindsay Zimmerman, Central Florida Development Council

The Talent Pipeline Team and its work as the Local College Access Network is funded by: 

  • The GiveWell Community Foundation
  • The Local College Access Network fund within The Givewell Community Foundation
  • City of Lakeland Florida Community Services Grant Funds

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