2024 Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Nora Emling, Chairman


Emily Kennedy, Vice Chairman
Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist
Navy Federal Credit Union

Candy McGuyre

Candy McGuyre, Secretary
Director, Corporate Marketing
Baptist Health Care

Sergio Peñaloza

Sergio Penaloza, Treasurer
Regional Vice President
Cox Communications

Jodi Bell

Jodi Bell, At-Large
Vice President of Advertising Panhandle

Kat Lea

Kat Lea, Past Chairman
Elk River Inc./JELCO

Joe Webb

Joe Webb, At-Large
Past President
FL Paddling Trails Association


Mike White
Account Executive
Torgersen Causey


Board of Directors

Dr. Leasha Barry
Director, Center for Behavior Analysis
University of West Florida

Jimmy Donohoe
Autism Educator & Advocate
Retired, Pensacola Police Department

Elizabeth Grant
Community Volunteer

Michelle Salzman
Florida House Representative
District 1

Michelle Lambert
Assistant Director
UWF Center Behavior Analysis

Peggy Woy
Applied Behavioral Consulting of Florida

Rocky Parra
Community Volunteer
  & Autism Advocate

Jacqui O'Connell
Executive Director
Keeping Abreast Foundation

Sue Straughn
News Anchor/Public Affairs Manager

Harriett Wyer
Pharmaceutical HR

Aileen Ilano
Capstone Academy

Emeritus Members

Quint Studer, 2006-10 Chairman
Studer Community Institute

Ted Kirchhaar, 2011-12 Chairman
City of Pensacola

Fred Donovan, 2013 Chairman
Baskerville Donovan Inc.

Julian Irby, 2014 Chairman
Retired, Irby Engineering

Scott Remington, 2018 Chairman
Clark Partington Law Firm

Judy Burns*
Ronald McDonald House

Rishy Studer
Bodacious Family of Shops

John Peacock, 2015 Chairman
Edward Jones

Jodi Bell, 2019 Chairman
Pensacola News Journal

Logan Fink
Pensacola State College

Becca Boles, 2016-17 Chairman
Florida Power & Light

Mallory Studer, 2020-21 Chairman
Oyster Bay Boutique Hotel

Sharon Fink*
Community Volunteer