Public Liaison Advisory Committee

**Members of the general public that wish to share input regarding the effectiveness of the rules, operation and management of the FHSAA can e-mail publicinput [at] fhsaa [dot] org to reach all PLAC members.**

Committee Members

Pursuant to s. 1006.20(6), Florida Statutes, the Association shall establish, sustain, fund and provide staff support to a Public Liaison Advisory Committee composed of the following: the Commissioner of Education or his or her designee; a member public school principal; a member nonpublic school principal; a member school principal who is a member of a racial minority; an active athletic director; an active coach, who is employed full time by a member school; a student-athlete; a district school superintendent; a district school board member; a member of the Florida House of Representatives; a member of the Florida Senate; a parent of a high school student; a member of a home education association; a representative of the business community; and a representative of the news media.

The authority and duties of the Public Liaison Advisory Committee are to act as a conduit through which the general public may have input into the decision-making process of the Association and to assist the Association in the development of procedures regarding the receipt of public input and disposition of complaints related to high school athletic and competition programs; to conduct public hearings annually in each of the four administrative sections during which interested parties may address issues regarding the effectiveness of the rules, operation, and management of the organization; and to conduct an annual evaluation of its findings, organization as a whole and recommendations to the Board of Directors, to the Executive Director of Education, and to the respective education committees of the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives. The recommendations must delineate policies and procedures that will improve the implementation and oversight of high school athletic programs by the organization.

The Public Liaison Advisory Committee shall meet four times annually. Additional meetings may be called by the committee chairperson, the Association president, or the Executive Director.

To e-mail everyone in the PLAC at once: publicinput [at] fhsaa [dot] org (click here).

faulkmr [at] gm [dot] sbac [dot] edu (Michele Faulk), Committee Chairperson
Santa Fe High School
16213 NW US Highway 441
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: (386) 462-4167
Fax: (386) 462-1711
Represents: Athletic Directors

ksbsos [at] pasco [dot] k12 [dot] fl [dot] us (Kurt Browning)
Pasco County School District
7227 Land O'Lakes Blvd.
Land O'Lakes, FL 34638
Phone: (813) 412-4080
Represents: District School Superintendent

connie_collins [at] scps [dot] k12 [dot] fl [dot] us (Connie Collins)
Seminole High School
2701 Ridgewood Ave.
Sanford, FL 32773
Phone: (407) 320-5200
Represents: Member School Principals (Minority)

Brian [dot] Dassler [at] fldoe [dot] org (Brian Dassler)
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 245-0509
Represents: Commissioner of Education

consultingbrenda [at] gmail [dot] com (Brenda Dickinson)
PO Box 12563
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: (850) 877-3494
Represents: Home Education

rfine [at] farragut [dot] org (Capt. Robert Fine)
Admiral Farragut Academy
501 Park St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: (727) 384-5500
Represents: Non-Public School Principals

erik [dot] fresen [at] myfloridahouse [dot] gov (Rep. Erik Fresen)
Capitol, Room 222, S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 717-5114
Represents: Florida House of Representatives

ledfordj [at] duvalschools [dot] org (Dean Ledford)
Mandarin Middle School
5100 Hood Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Phone: (904) 292-0555
Represents: Public School Principals

Aimeeoelrich [at] bosshardtrealty [dot] com (Aimee Oelrich)
Represents: Parent of High School Student

mpallman [at] hotmail [dot] com (Marty Pallman)
Gainesville, FL 32607
Represents: Media

rideout292 [at] hotmail [dot] com (Mike Ridaught)
Ride Out Productions, Inc.
Gainesville, FL 32604
Represents: Media

hazel [dot] sellers [at] polk-fl [dot] net (Hazel Sellers)
Polk County School Board
P.O. Box 391
Bartow, FL 33831
Represents: School Boards

stargel [dot] kelli [dot] web [at] flsenate [dot] gov (Sen. Kelli Stargel)
Capitol, Room 324, SOB, 404 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 487-5015
Represents: Florida Senate

Represents: Business Community

roe5 [dot] 4t [at] gmail [dot] com (Monroe Thornton)
Newberry High School
Represents: Student-Athletes

sue [dot] tortora [at] montverde [dot] org (Sue Tortora)
Montverde Academy
17235 7th St.
Montverde, FL 34756
Phone: (407) 469-2561
Represents: Coaches