R. Anthony Rolle, PhD, Dean of the University of South Florida College of Education

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  • Photo of R. Anthony Rolle, PhD, Dean of the University of South Florida College of Education

    July 25, 2022

    R. Anthony Rolle, PhD, Dean of the University of South Florida College of Education

    R. Anthony Rolle, PhD, is Dean of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Education. An experienced leader with more than two decades of professional service to the field of education, Dr. Rolle has established a long-standing commitment to supporting student access for student academic success, faculty excellence in research and instruction, and increasing community engagement.

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  • Photo of Kathleen A. Moore, Ph.D., Research Professor,  University of South Florida, Department of Mental Health, Law, and Policy

    July 18, 2022

    Kathleen A. Moore, Ph.D., Research Professor, University of South Florida, Department of Mental Health, Law, and Policy

    Kathleen A. Moore, Ph.D. is a Research Professor in USF’s Department of Mental Health, Law, and Policy as well as the Executive Director of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI). She received her Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Kent State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. For the past 22 years, she has collaborated with mental health and substance abuse agencies as well as different problem-solving courts.

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  • Photo of Bonnie Brown, Ph.D., Lead Epidemiologist for the Manatee County Substance Abuse Prevention Collation

    July 18, 2022

    Bonnie Brown, Ph.D., Lead Epidemiologist for the Manatee County Substance Abuse Prevention Collation

    Bonnie Brown, Ph.D. is an applied behavioral health researcher with experience in public education, child and family studies and substance abuse. Her research and evaluation studies focus on behavioral health strategies for those struggling with mental illness and community-based interventions that
    support vulnerable populations. Most recently, Dr. Brown has focused on the means to support children and their families impacted by the opioid use epidemic, particularly those involved in the child welfare system of Florida. She is an experience trainer in mental health and is passionate about raising
    awareness and reducing stigma around mental health issues.

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  • Photo of David Gywnn, Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation District Seven

    July 11, 2022

    David Gywnn, Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation District Seven

    Mr. Gwynn was appointed as FDOT District Seven Secretary in July of 2017. Prior to this appointment, David served as Director of Transportation Operations for FDOT District One in Bartow. Mr. Gwynn spent 30 years in the private sector, providing consulting services to the transportation industry before joining FDOT in January 2016. He co-founded TEI Engineers & Planners in 1991 and led the growth of the firm to over 125 staff members throughout Florida and Georgia. He later served in senior executive roles for several large engineering consulting firms, leading business units of up to 700 staff members throughout the Southeastern United States.

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  • Photo of Bridgette Bello, CEO and Publisher of Tampa Bay Business & Wealth

    June 27, 2022

    Bridgette Bello, CEO and Publisher of Tampa Bay Business & Wealth

    Bridgette Bello, CEO and Publisher of Tampa Bay Business & Wealth, was the former president and publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal for 11 years.  She is a longtime media professional with more than 30 years of experience and was the first woman publisher in the newspaper’s 40-year history.

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  • Photo of Tim Marks, Metropolitan Ministries, President /CEO

    June 20, 2022

    Tim Marks, Metropolitan Ministries, President /CEO

    “I believe in the work of Metropolitan Ministries because I have personally witnessed the life-changing programs and compassionate staff ...

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  • Photo of Addison Davis, Superintendent of Schools for Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS),

    June 13, 2022

    Addison Davis, Superintendent of Schools for Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS),

    Addison Davis serves as Superintendent of Schools for Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), the nation’s seventh largest school system, where he took office in March 2020. He is recognized for his ability to inclusively decision make, establish goal-based management systems, transform instructional practice, and ensure that students’ best interests are at the heart of all decision-making.

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  • Photo of Brian Kornfled, President & Co-Founder of Synapse Florida

    June 6, 2022

    Brian Kornfled, President & Co-Founder of Synapse Florida

    Brian current focus motivated him to immerse himself in the Florida innovation community, forming abundant relationships with those who have visions similar to his. This led him to co-founding Synapse, an organization who will make a profound impact on the Floridian ecosystem.

    This 501c3 nonprofit organization has opened a whirlwind of opportunities for Brian as Synapase continue to cross barriers in shaping Florida's future for jobs, talent, capital, and business.

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