Board of Directors

2022 Upcoming Board Meetings

  • January 26, 2022

  • February 23, 2022

  • March 23, 2022

  • April 27, 2022

  • May 25, 2022

  • June 22, 2022

  • July - No Meeting

  • August 24, 2022

  • September 28, 2022

  • October 26, 2022

  • November 23, 2022

  • 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.

 

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.

 

Dina Russell, Board Member

Dina Russell, Board Member

Lieutenant Russell has been employed with the Polk County Sheriff's Office since 2006. She currently supervises several units in the Special Victims Section whose primary function is the investigation of child abuse and missing children cases. Lt. Russell has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of South Florida and is a graduate of the 146th Administrative Officer’s Course from the Southern Police Institute. Her experience and dedication in keeping our community safe is an asset to the Board of Directors.

 

Jerry Carter, Board Member

Jerry Carter, Board Member

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.