Our Team

Senior Management

Kim Jowell, middle-aged woman with brown short hair, black and white headshot, Hillsborough Education Foundation

Kim Jowell

Chief Executive Officer

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Kim Jowell

Chief Executive Officer


Married for 27 years to my best friend and have 2 amazing sons.

Thankful for Audible which helps give me time in my day for books!

Planning for my dream trip – safari adventure in South Africa!

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Mike McCollum, young adult man, black and white image, head and shoulders showing only, Hillsborough Education Foundation

Mike McCollum

Chief Advancement Officer

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Mike McCollum

Chief Advancement Officer


Big, big sports fan in general. Favorite sport is basketball.

Favorite food is Macaroni & Cheese (the homemade kind)

Dark Knight is my favorite movie of all time (willing to debate this)

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Andrew Sturdon

Andrew Sturdon

Chief Financial Officer

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Andrew Sturdon

Chief Financial Officer


I love vacationing at Akumal, Mexico with its reef and abundant turtles.

My favorite experience is swimming with whale sharks.

Some favorite foods are South African boerewors and bobotie.

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    Allen Sampson

    Program Success Coach

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    Allen Sampson

    Program Success Coach


    I played football and received my undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii.

    My wife was born and raised in Hawaii, so I visit often.

    I have 2 sons, one born in Hawaii & the other in Tampa.

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    Allison Greg, middle-aged adult woman with hair pulled back and bangs, v-neck top, black and white headshot, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Allison Greg

    Exec Assistant to CEO

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    Allison Greg

    Exec Assistant to CEO


    Growing up you could find me either in the mud or on the back of my horse.

    I love drawing and crafts. Wish I only had more time to do them!

    Favorite vacation spot – Jamaica!

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    Amber Sale, young adult woman with blonde hearing, smiling, large eyes, black and white headshot, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Amber Sale

    Development Coordinator

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    Amber Sale

    Development Coordinator


    Former NFL cheerleader for Tampa Bay Buccaneers & competitive ballet dancer.

    Loves surfing, classic punk rock and backpacking across the globe.

    Proud mama to French Bulldog, Suki, who loves being in the water too!

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    Angelica Lombrana

    Teaching Tools Program Coordinator

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    Angelica Lombrana

    Teaching Tools Program Coordinator


    Proud mom to a very beautiful, fun & adventurous little girl. Family is everything!

    As an Italian girl, I’ll only eat meatballs with pinolis and raisins.

    Dogs make the world a better place (Fur mom to 2 mini schnauzers)

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    Anna Corman, young adult woman with short hair, smiling, black and white headshot, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Anna Corman

    Director of TSIC Program & Student Services Coordinator

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    Anna Corman

    Director of TSIC Program & Student Services Coordinator


    I served in the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan from 2010-2012.

    Parks and Recreation is one of my favorite TV shows.

    I have a black cat named Nora!

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    Angie Anthony, middle-aged adult woman, smiling, wearing dark shirt and blazer on top, black and white headshot, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Angie Anthony

    Dir. of Scholarships and Grant Programs

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    Angie Anthony

    Dir. of Scholarships and Grant Programs


    I’m a fanatic about dogs and I would love to have a farm with tons of animals.

    I love needle crafts and learning new associated techniques.

    I love going to the beach. It’s my happy place.

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    Celine Palmer

    Program Support Assistant

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    Celine Palmer

    Program Support Assistant


    I don’t know how to ride a bicycle, but I have driven a scooter underwater.

    My favorite things to do are: hang out with friends, talk & laugh.

    I’m from Jamaica, and have never been to any other Caribbean island.

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    Danielle Timmons

    Tech Connect eLearning Coach

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    Danielle Timmons

    Tech Connect eLearning Coach


    I am a returned Peace Corps Education Volunteer & am publishing a book on my experiences.

    My childhood nickname is “Gator.”

    I am the eldest of 5.

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    Denise Becker, middle-aged adult woman with light curly hair, wearing black shirt, black and white headshot, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Denise Becker

    Director of Teacher Resource Program

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    Denise Becker

    Director of Teacher Resource Program


    I enjoy physical and mental challenges.

    I love to travel and experience new cultures.

    Proud momma of a rescue pup from the Humane Society.

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    Domonique Davis, young adult woman with black hair, wearing black shirt under dark blazer, black and white headshot, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Domonique Davis

    Content Creator

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    Domonique Davis

    Content Creator


    As a takeout queen, there are few things I love more than food delivery apps.

    I don’t eat orange candy – even if it’s not orange flavored.

    I love Harry Potter! I’d definitely be sorted into Ravenclaw.

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    Elisabet Rivera, young woman with long curly hair, black and white headshot, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Elísabet Rivera

    College Success Coach

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    Elísabet Rivera

    College Success Coach


    According to Myers Briggs, my personality type is ISFJ-A aka “The Defender.”

    The beach (& any place near a body of water) is my happy place!

    I served with AmeriCorps for 2 years after graduating from USF.

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    Henry Vaden, young adult man wearing glasses and black t-shirt, beard facial hair, black and white headshot, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Henry Vaden

    Warehouse Coordinator

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    Henry Vaden

    Warehouse Coordinator


    Favorite food is shrimp, love basketball, and I enjoy traveling to different places.

    Favorite vacation spot is any place around the world that is warm.

    Favorite hobbies are basketball, working out, and eating good foods.

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    Jessica Groom

    Tech Connect eLearning Coach

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    Jessica Groom

    Tech Connect eLearning Coach


    I taught 4th grade ELA in Korea for six years and can order Korean BBQ like a pro. 삼겹살주세요

    I’m an East Tampa native, first-generation college graduate and recently completed my Master’s in Education.

    I love making! I usually have a handful of projects going at one time and even have my own MakerSpace.

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    Joanne Sandoval, young adult woman with black hair, black and white head shot Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Joanne Sandoval

    College Success Coach

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    Joanne Sandoval

    College Success Coach


    I am a first-generation graduate! I also went on to obtain my master’s degree.

    I collect crystals. My favorite is the selenite crystal.

    I played the clarinet for 8 years.

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    Joe Addison, young adult man smiling, black and white head shot,Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Joe Addison

    College Success Coach

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    Joe Addison

    College Success Coach


    I attended college on a Track and Field scholarship.

    I consider myself a history/political nerd.

    I have seen the Mona Lisa and been to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

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    Johanne Castagan

    Tech Connect Program Assistant

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    Johanne Castagan

    Tech Connect Program Assistant


    The gym is my happy place.

    I was a performer in the pregame show of Superbowl XXXV.

    My running group is called Brunch Bunch with a Running Problem.

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    Kendra Oestreich, young woman, black and white head shot, curly hair with highlights, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Kendra Oestreich

    Director of Communications

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    Kendra Oestreich

    Director of Communications


    As a TV News reporter appeared on Nancy Grace, Larry King & Making a Murderer.

    Love to dive w/Lemon Sharks, Goliath Grouper, turtles & manatees.

    I’ve lived in 10 cities & 6 states (WI, MN, IN, SD, TX, FL).

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    Lamine Gueye

    Tech Connect eLearning Coach

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    Lamine Gueye

    Tech Connect eLearning Coach


    I’ve written and performed several raps at church services.

    My left earlobe is longer than my right.

    I have a knack for interior design.

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    Laura Grucza, older woman with hoop earrings and blonde hair, black and white headshot, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Laura Grucza

    Resource Development Manager

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    Laura Grucza

    Resource Development Manager


    I am a New York girl at heart.

    I was a roadie for the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIII.

    My glass is half full, always!

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    Melanie Jimenez, young adult woman with curly hair, black and white headshot, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Melanie Jimenez

    College Success Coach

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    Melanie Jimenez

    College Success Coach


    I have visited 5 countries: Chile, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic

    My favorite food is Sushi. I can eat it every day!

    I love collecting magnets from different cities and countries, I have 55 in total.

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    Michael Schumacher, young adult man, black and white, head and shoulders shot with black collared shirt, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Michael Schumacher

    Accounting Coordinator

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    Michael Schumacher

    Accounting Coordinator


    I have walked on a glacier but have never seen snow fall from the sky.

    I have been to more countries than states.

    I love Asian food.

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    Mindy Taylor, young adult woman, wearing glasses, smiling, black-and-white, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Mindy Taylor

    Tech Connect Program Coordinator

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    Mindy Taylor

    Tech Connect Program Coordinator


    I love to camp at Disney’s Fort Wilderness with my family.

    I have an adorable cockapoo named Ginger.

    I love to read and have been in my book club for 25 years.

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    Mitzi Castiglione, young woman with braces, smiling, black and white shot of head and shoulders, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Mitzi Castiglione

    Controller

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    Mitzi Castiglione

    Controller


    In school, I wrote a lot of poetry. Edgar Allen Poe was a big influence on me.

    The first and only full marathon I ran, my bib number was #1.

    I love all animals, especially cats!

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    Older woman, Sharon OConnor, black and white headshot, short hair and dangly earrings, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Sharon O’Connor

    Events Coordinator

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    Sharon O’Connor

    Events Coordinator


    I served in the Air Force for 28 years.

    I’m a diehard New Orleans Saints fan.

    I love to collect bears.

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    Stephen Ford

    Career Development Coordinator

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    Stephen Ford

    Career Development Coordinator


    University of Tampa – National Champion (Baseball ’93)

    Hobbies – Coaching Baseball, Golf, and spending time with family

    Tampa Bay Sports Fan (Rays, Bucs, Lightning)

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    Virginia Baker, young woman in black and white, wearing glasses with nose ring, on white background, Hillsborough Education Foundation

    Virginia Baker

    College & Career Readiness Coordinator

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    Virginia Baker

    College & Career Readiness Coordinator


    Annie Oakley was born & raised in my hometown & is a really big deal back home.

    I have broken my nose twice. Each time I was in a moshpit at a concert.

    I have pitched a no-hitter where I had 14 strike outs in 7 innings.

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