Public Liaison Advisory Committee

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).

blumerd [at] pcsb [dot] org (Donna Blumer), Committee Chairperson
Dixie Hollins High School
4940 62nd St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Phone: (727) 547-7876
Fax: (727) 547-7727
Represents: Athletic Directors

sccaron [at] aps-inc [dot] net (Sally Caron)
P.O. Box 923
Crystal Beach, FL 33681
Represents: Parent of High School Student

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
Fax: (407) 320-5024
Represents: Member School Principals (Minority)

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

faulkmr [at] gm [dot] sbac [dot] edu (Michele Faulk)
Santa Fe High School
16213 Northwest U.S. Highway 441
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: (386)462-4167
Represents: Coach

rfine [at] farragut [dot] org (Capt. Robert Fine)
Admiral Farragut Academy
501 Park St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: (727) 384-5500
Fax: (727) 384-4348
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

holly [dot] thompson [at] mfathletic [dot] com (Holly Kelly-Thompson)
MF Athletic
14024 Shimmering Lake Court
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone: (800) 667-9363
Represents: Business Community

ledfordj [at] duvalschools [dot] org (Dean Ledford)
Sandalwood High School
2750 John Prom Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: (904) 646-5100
Fax: (904) 646-5118
Represents: Public School Principals

Ron [dot] Nieto [at] fldoe [dot] org (Ron Nieto)
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines St., Room 1144
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 245-9855
Represents: Commissioner of Education

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

roe5 [dot] 4t [at] gmail [dot] com (Monroe Thornton)
St. Francis Catholic High School
19085 NW 230 Street
High Springs, FL 32643
Represents: Student-Athletes