Board of Directors

2020 Upcoming Board Meetings

  • January 22, 2020

  • February 26, 2020

  • March 25, 2020

  • April 22, 2020

  • May 27, 2020

  • June 24, 2020

  • July 22, 2020

  • August 26, 2020

  • September 23, 2020

  • October 28, 2020

  • November - No Meeting

  • December – No Meeting

All board meetings take place at Heartland for Children from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm and are open to the public.  For more information, call (863) 519-8900 x 200.

Meet the Board of Directors:

Michael Troy Clanton, Board Chair

Michael Troy Clanton, Board Chair

Board Chair, Clanton is Vice President at the CenterState Bank of Florida and a Bartow resident. His business knowledge and experience, community organization memberships and his desire to serve, make him an asset to the Board of Directors and the work in favor of the mission and vision of Heartland for Children, Inc.

 

 

Terry Borglund, Finance Committee Chair

Terry Borglund, Finance Committee Chair

Finance Committee Chair Terry Borglund is the Chief Financial Officer at McGee Tire Store, Inc. in Lakeland. He has a degree in Accounting from Florida Southern College and his expertise includes professional management, marketing and public relations, and long-range planning.

 

 

 

David Carmichael, Board Member

David Carmichael, Board Member

David Carmichael, Esq. is a long time Winter Haven resident and he currently practices law as a partner in the Boswell & Dunlap, LLP law firm in Bartow. Mr. Carmichael is a Board Certified Trial Expert, has previously worked as the special prosecution director for crimes against children, and is certified to train prosecutors, law enforcement, and child protective investigators. Mr. Carmichael also possesses past marketing and public relations experience.

 

 

 

Marcia Andresen, Board Member

Marcia Andresen, Board Member

Ms. Andresen is the Social Services Division Director with the Board of County Commissioners, and has worked in the social services field in Polk County for many years. Ms. Andresen’s experience in public relations, marketing, and long-range planning, along with her desire to make our community a better place to live and to raise families, makes her participation on our Board of Directors an asset.
 

Jerry Carter, Board Vice Chair

Jerry Carter, Board Vice Chair

Mr. Carter is a retired, long-time automotive executive and is currently the Church Administrator for the Parkview Christian Life Center. His experience and business acumen with previous boards, marketing and public relations, as well as his ongoing community involvement, help to enhance Heartland for Children’s community outreach mission and vision.

 

Gaye Williams, Board Member

Gaye Williams, Board Member
  • Ms. Williams is the retired CEO (CEO Emeritus) of Central Florida Health Care, and does consulting work with Management Strategists Consulting Group, LLC.  Ms. Williams brings extensive experience serving on boards, leadership and management skills, and long range planning experience.  All are assets to the Heartland for Children, Inc. Board of Directors.

Cynthia Acevedo, Board Member

Cynthia Acevedo, Board Member

Cynthia Acevedo is the Program Manager for Healthy Families Highlands, overseeing daily operations, quality assurance and contract compliance. She has a degree in Human Services from Southeastern University and also serves as a Board Member for the Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties since 2016.

Tammi Haas, Board Member

Tammi Haas, Board Member

Tammi Haas is the Interim Principal at St. Joseph Academy. As principal, she is routinely going through long range planning and budgeting, growth of the school, and implementation of programs. Mrs. Haas has encountered many diverse families and situations in her role. Her experience in education and love for children add an immense value to the Board.