Board of Directors

2021 Upcoming Board Meetings

  • January 27, 2021

  • February 24, 2021

  • March 24, 2021

  • April 28, 2021

  • May 26, 2021

  • June 23, 2021

  • July - No Meeting

  • August 25, 2021

  • September 22, 2021

  • October 27, 2021

  • November 24, 2021 - Tentative

  • 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:

Tammi Haas, Board Chair

Tammi Haas, Board Chair

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.

 

Gaye Williams, Board Vice-Member

Gaye Williams, Board Vice-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, Secretary

Cynthia Acevedo, Secretary

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.

 

 

 

Stacy Campbell-Domineck, Audit Committee

Stacy Campbell-Domineck, Audit Committee

Stacy Campbell Domineck serves as the President & CEO for CareerSource Polk. Stacy leads a workforce system consisting of two full service career centers, a Mobile Unit, an Administrative Office and an Employer Services division within the fourth largest county in land mass in Florida. Stacy is currently serving as a board member for several community organizations, which include but are not limited to the Early Learning Coalition and Polk County’s Healthcare Oversight Committee.

Christia Johnson, Finance Committee

Christia Johnson, Finance Committee

Ms. Johnson is currently the Budget and Management Services Director for the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.  She spent eleven years as a Senior Management and Budget Analyst prior to promotion and was the Analyst responsible for the Health and Human Services Division, as well as several others, over that time. Previously, she was an owner of a home-based business for many years. Ms. Johnson brings extensive leadership skills, financial expertise and long range planning experience to the board.

 

Stephen Cox, Board Member

Stephen Cox, Board Member

Stephen Cox has been the Executive Director of the Bartow Community Redevelopment Agency for six years. He is dedicated to making the City of Bartow better for its families through several housing initiatives and infrastructure projects. Mr. Cox has cultivated relationships with civic groups and community leaders.  His experience in community outreach, budgeting, and mentoring will add great value to the Board.

 

 

 

Shawn Jiles, Board Member

Shawn Jiles, Board Member

Shawn Jiles began his legal career working as a criminal defense attorney in Bartow, FL. He is currently a Personal Injury Attorney in Winter Haven, FL. He is a member of the Bartow rotary and has previously served as President of the rotary club. Shawn is a former member of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County. Over the years he has played a significant role organizing and hosting events such as the Adoption match picnic and the Foster Kids Expo.