Board of Directors


 

Nancy Francis, President

Nancy Francis is a creative marketing consultant who has worked with a variety of household names, including Folgers, Energizer, and Häagen-Dazs. Since 2009, she has been the principal and co-owner of an innovation consulting company, where she trains clients in creative problem solving and ideation. She has facilitated thousands of meetings and focus groups for Fortune 500 companies.
 
She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and an MBA from Yale University. Her interest in strategic problem-solving and wordsmithing grew from an early love of games like Risk, Scrabble, and Clue, and she still enjoys playing board games with her husband and two grown sons.
 
Nancy got involved with Impact100 NWF after moving to Sandestin in 2017. Since then, she has served on the Grant Review Family Committee and as Grant Review Chair. She believes deeply in Impact100’s mission and the positive impact it has on the community.

 

Carly Barnes, Vice-President

Carly Barnes is the Executive Director of Caring & Sharing of South Walton. She moved to the area eleven years ago after graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Sciences. She currently lives in Santa Rosa Beach with her husband Geoff and their Labradoodle Sunny Cha Cha. Carly is very involved in the nonprofit community along the Emerald Coast serving and volunteering with multiple organizations. She currently works with The Walton Area Chamber Young Professionals, South Walton Turtle Watch, and is a Sustainer in the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. Carly joined Impact100 NWF as a NextGen member in 2017.
 

Robin Donlon, Treasurer

Robin Donlon is the Corporate Relationship Manager at SmartBank, covering the Florida Panhandle. Her father was in the Air Force when they relocated to Eglin Air Force Base when she was 3-years old. She currently lives in Fort Walton Beach with her husband, Nathan Kelley and their three kids, Carsen, Keanan and Kaylin. Robin has been in the banking and lending industry for 12 years.

She is currently serving on the board for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce where she is an active member as well as Vice-President for Community Solutions of the Emerald Coast (One Hopeful Place). She has previously served as Treasurer for the Early Learning Coalition of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Robin is also currently on the 66 Honor Guard for the Krewe of Bowlegs. In her spare time, she enjoys being out on the water with her family. 



 

Frances Childre, Secretary

Frances Childre grew up in Atlanta, getting her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Emory University and went on to get her MSN in occupational health nursing from the University of California, San Francisco.  She has worked in the direct care (onsite) employer health solutions market ever since.  Most of her career has been in operations, focusing on primary care, population health and occupational health in the commercial direct care market, with a diverse range of clients from the financial to manufacturing sectors and everything in-between. Frances currently leads Clinical Operations/Learning & Development for an onsite health care company.

She is a past-president of the Emory University School of Nursing Alumni Board and was a member of the Emory University Board of Governors for 4 years.  She currently serves on the Editorial Board of Workplace Health & Safety, the professional journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

Frances moved to the Emerald Coast in 2003, but with traveling 80% of the time for her job, it was difficult to proactively engage in community endeavors.  When job travel decreased, she joined Impact100 NWF in 2017, and actively participated on the Arts and Culture and Environment Committees respectively for the past 3 years.

 

Brandi Terrell, Founding Member

Brandi Terrell is a life-long resident of Okaloosa County and a founding member of Impact100 of Northwest Florida. She earned her Associates of Arts degree from Northwest Florida State College and then earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from the University of West Florida.  She taught in the Okaloosa County School system for 15 years before retiring. She then volunteered in the school system and at her local church before serving as the Children’s Ministry Director of Woodlawn Baptist Church from 2008-2021. 

Brandi previously served on the Board of Impact100 NWF for 5 years and as the Vice-President for 2 of those years. She has also served on many Impact100 Committees.  She was a member and President of the Junior Service League in Crestview for several years.

She continues to volunteer in many different areas of the community.  She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, reading, swimming, and traveling.


 

Dr. joyce gillie gossom, Past President

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. joyce gillie gossom has spent her life going against the grain. At the age of 16, she felt so connected to the poetry and style of e.e. cummings that her mother let joyce legally change her name to all lower-case letters, which is frequently met with resistance.

Her more than 30 years of professional experience range from special education teacher to elected official. Throughout her career, joyce has almost always served as an active member or officer with civic, professional, and community organizations.

joyce and her husband have lived in Fort Walton Beach, Florida since 1999. She likes butterflies, the colors purple and yellow, Winnie the Pooh, and large bodies of water. Currently, she serves as The Princess (Vice President) of Best Gurl Inc, a unique, multi-platform company committed to all forms of effective communication.


 

Melanie Adams

Melanie Adams is an entrepreneur and President of SAMM Electric, a successful electrical contracting company founded in 2002. SAMM Electric services government, commercial, and residential electrical installation needs in the Florida Panhandle. 

In addition to being on the Board of Directors for Impact100 NWF, Melanie has served as President of the Paxton Ruritan Club (2011-2013), friend of the Thomas A. McQueen Masonic Lodge, and an active community leader in the Paxton Area. 

Melanie’s philanthropy can only be lauded. Future Farmers of America (FFA), Nursing Home Hero Christmas project, Paxton Area Youth Sports (PAYS), Paxton High School Basketball - summer camp sponsorships, and Impact100 are some the organizations she supports. 

With the heart to serve, Melanie looks forward to working with Impact100 NWF and contributing to help make a difference in the lives of others. 

 

 

Teresa Allen

Teresa Allen is owner of Common Sense Solutions, a national customer service training and consulting firm.  An author of two books on customer service, Teresa is recognized as one of the top customer service experts in the world and has presented her keynotes and seminars at meetings across the U.S. and abroad for 25 years. Teresa loves to research service trends to share with thousands of followers on social media.
 
A native of Chicago, Teresa attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she obtained her B.S. in Business Administration with a degree in Marketing and met her college sweetheart David to whom she has been married for 41 years.  The Allens have two grown daughters.
 
Since relocating to Destin in 2018, Teresa has become very active in local business and civic groups.  She loves to travel for work and pleasure, as well as golfing, boating and beach time with her husband. Teresa has been a member for three years and is Chair of the Membership Events Committee. She is passionate about sharing the ‘Impact of Impact100’ with anyone who will listen!


 

Valerie Bogar

Valerie Bogar moved to Niceville, Florida in 1991 when she was 5 years old. Valerie earned an Associates of Arts degree from Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from NWFSC. While at NWFSC, she was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. She was on the President’s List and Dean’s List while attending NWFSC. She has an Advanced Level Director Credential with VPK Endorsement through the Department of Children and Families. Valerie Bogar was the youngest woman ever inducted into the Women’s Wall of Honor 2015 Okaloosa County Status of Women.
 
While attending the University of West Florida, Valerie minored in theatre. She has performed at Northwest Florida State College in Twelfth Night. She was a professional actor with Emerald Coast Theatre Company where she was one of the improvisation actors and one of the actors for Theatre for Young Audience Shows in 2014/2015 season.
 
Valerie is currently Director of Youth Village and she serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors. She has done many things with the children including writing, choreographing, and directing plays and teaching acting, dancing, and fitness since she began in 2003 with Youth Village. She also worked with the Okaloosa County schools as a substitute teacher. She currently serves as a member of the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. Valerie joined Impact100 NWF as a NextGen member in 2019.

 

Marty Broderick

Marty Broderick a Pittsburgh native, moved with her husband via Franklin, TN to Sandestin in 2017 after a career in
sales/sales management.

A long time member of the Junior League of Pittsburgh, Marty was involved in the startup and development of many ongoing projects: The Children’s Museum, Vintage Senior Service Center, Juvenile Court Mentoring Program, JL Showhouses and served on the JL Professional Committee Board.  Outside community projects included the Mt Lebanon Extended Daycare Program as well as various church and school committees.

In Franklin, Marty became a certified volunteer with SaddleUp in the therapeutic riding, Equine Based Learning and Hippa-therapy programs. Additionally, she was involved in Meals on Wheels, Grace Works School “Fuel” Backpack Program and the Vanderbilt Breast Cancer Golf tournament. Upon moving to Sandestin, Marty joined Impact 100 NWF. She volunteers at Habitat, Special Olympics and is on the SLGA BOD.

 

Cathy Campbell

Cathy Campbell’s career spanned 40 years in the energy industry with Chevron Corporation. She entered the workforce as a chemist followed by various jobs in refining and manufacturing. As a learning and development professional, Cathy contributed to design and implementation of key initiatives for leadership and employee development, workforce training, high-performance organizational development, web-based training, 360 feedback, individual coaching, and diversity and inclusion. In 2013, Cathy and her global team received a Chevron Chairman’s Award for exceptional contributions to world-class performance by creating the Global Manufacturing Operator Competency Program.

Cathy’s undergraduate degree is in chemistry and mathematics and she has a master’s in workforce training and development. In 2013, she received an award for contributions to equality and education for women in STEM careers from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Cathy, a native Mississippian, retired and moved to Sandestin in 2016 to be near to her son, daughter, and grandson. She has a passion for dance of all types including Ballroom, Latin, Country, and Swing. Cathy frequently performs in dance exhibitions and competitions across the country.



 

LeAnn Caravello

A native Californian, LeAnn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in speech pathology at California State University and Master of Arts in communications disorders and special education teaching credential from the University of the Pacific.  She has held positions as a clinical director in the private clinic setting and department manager.  As a speech-language pathologists, her passion has been working with adults with communication deficits due to stroke, traumatic brain injury and communication disorders associated with other neurological disorders.  

She has served as as a facilitator and lecturer with support groups serving these individuals.  LeAnn is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association.      

She is a volunteer at the Shalimar Library, a nonprofit library.  Her additional responsibilities there have included publicity and special events.  Through Shalimar United Methodist Church, she has served multiple ministries including the Children's Ministry - which provided for children in need.  She also chaired committees that supported local charities.  LeAnn volunteers in the respite ministry, Joyful Place, serving individuals with memory loss and related conditions.

LeAnn has been an Impact100 NWF member since 2015.  She served on the grants committee for multiple focus areas and chaired the "Family" grant review committee.  In addition, she served on the Annual Meeting Committee for three years.

 
 

Jeanne Cosentino

Born in Ohio, grew up in West Virginia, lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for over 35 years and moved full time to Sandestin a year ago.  She currently is the owner of Gulf Coast Appraisal Services and a retired bank marketing director.

Her husband, Doug Cosentino, have four adult children and nine beautiful grandchildren.  They enjoy entertaining, good wine/food and traveling the world.

Having the privilege of serving on many Professional and Community Boards, she looks forward to continuing her lifelong commitment to community involvement in Walton and Okaloosa Counties.


 

Kathleen Edge

Kathleen Edge, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, has lived in many places including Fort Walton Beach in the 1970s and Tokyo, Japan. After 35 years on a ranch in California, she and her husband made their life-long dream to retire on the Emerald Coast come true in 2013.

She graduated magna cum laude with a Marketing degree from California State University. She is also a graduate of the Thunderbird School of Global Management Executive Education Program. As a Global Business Development Manager for a Fortune 500 company, her primary areas of responsibility were leading sales growth through strategic planning, execution of growth initiatives and managing customer relationships. She served as a Board of Director for several industry-related organizations. 

Since retiring in 2016, Kathleen served for two and half years as a Board of Director/Treasurer of the local non-profit, Coastal Seniors of South Walton, Inc.; two years as Ways and Means Chairperson for a local garden club; and recently became a volunteer for the Emerald Coast Theatre Leading Ladies. She joined Impact100 NWF in 2017.

 

Joanna Soria

Jo(anna) Soria was born and mostly raised in the Florida panhandle, with a little time spent west and also overseas as an Air Force brat.

Though she did manage to fail a college pottery class, it didn’t stop her from developing an appreciation for learning; she later went on to finish a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities and an M.S.A. in Public Administration—with honors—and without further mishap.

Jo lives in Fort Walton Beach where she tinkers with numerous hobbies and interests. These days, she spends a lot of time: supporting her brother, Reid, an autistic entertainer and advocate; working as a mortgage Marketing Director and small business consultant; or doting on Miles, her handsome 2-year-old rescue mutt.


 

Mary Tinsley

A true Florida native, Mary Tinsley is originally from Pensacola, FL, graduating from the University of West Florida in 2003. She moved to Fort Walton Beach in April of 2007 and has spent the last 15 years growing her family here in our community. Mary is an Edward Jones financial advisor. She is excited to celebrate her 10th year with the firm in 2021. And she feels that she has been afforded a great privilege of partnering with some truly amazing people as they work together toward achieving their financial goals.
 
By utilizing her branch team to its full potential, she feels like she is not only able to serve her clients more effectively, but is also able to find the critical work-life balance that so many of us seek! Mary is the very proud mother of two boys, William and Brooks. William is the golfer, while his little brother Brooks is a self-declared "Sports Man", playing both soccer and baseball.
 
In addition to being a mom, Mary is proud to also be a part of a number of non-profit organizations who provide crucial support in Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding areas.
  
Mary joined Impact100 NWF in 2018 and served on Grant Review Committees the last three years. In 2020, she joined the Finance Committee wanting to take her "Impact Experience" to the next level. She is thrilled to join the Board of Directors in 2021 as the next extension of that personal growth within our organization.

 

Debbie Vaughan

Debbie graduated from Florida State University in 1982 with a BS in Medical Technology.  Her early professional career included responsibilities in blood banking and chemistry for hospitals in Tallahassee and Gainesville, FL.

With 4th generation roots in Okaloosa County, Debbie relocated to Fort Walton Beach in 2005 where she initially taught Science at Choctawhatchee High School (CHS).  Debbie subsequently volunteered with the Northwest Florida Ballet Academie’, serving on the School Advisory Council and was an active member of the CHS International Baccalaureate Parent Foundation.  She has also served on the vestry at Saint Simon’s on the Sound Episcopal Church and the Executive Board of the Fort Walton Beach Woman’s Club.  Debbie joined Impact100 NWF in 2013 and has previously served on Grant Review Committees.

Debbie currently enjoys various water sports, travel, and spending time with her 5 adult children as well as her grandson.

 

Joni Wallace

Joni Wallace is a Colorado native and graduate of University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  She moved to Niceville, Florida in 2013 for what was her husband’s last Air Force assignment. 
 
As a military spouse moving around the country, Joni had the opportunity to lead multiple volunteer organizations and activities supporting military families, schools and booster clubs.  Once her husband retired from the Air Force, Joni wanted to stay involved in the local community but in a different way from what she’d known as a military spouse.  She served as the first Board President of a local non-profit that is a past recipient of an Impact100 NWF grant and is still involved in the organization in various ways.  She is also involved with the benevolence ministry & women’s ministry at her local church. 
 
It has always been important to Joni to do what she could with the time she was given in each place she called home, and she was excited to join Impact100 NWF in 2020 and be part of the difference it’s making in the community.