Sue Ellen recently joined the PACT Coalition as Executive Director in August 2020. She brings over 25 years of professional experience in the prevention field. For 15 years she was the Executive Director of Aware Central Texas, a non-profit organization with a mission of child abuse and domestic violence prevention. Aware provided a range of services to over 11,000 individuals each year in the Central Texas region. She recently moved back home to Florida where she lives on the banks of the St. Johns River with her husband where they enjoy boating and staying in touch with their 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Sue Ellen loves St. Johns County and looks forward to making a community impact with PACT.
Adam grew up in South Florida and moved to St. Augustine in 1998. He grew to love the community and calls it his home. As a bachelor, he gained custody of his niece and became a single dad until he met his wife Lindsay in 2015. Adam’s niece was adopted by Adam and Lindsay after they married, and now, in addition to their daughter, Adam and Lindsay have been blessed with two sons. In 2016 Adam began a real estate venture and is well known for his work ethic and impact in the community. Adam believes in giving back, so he founded the annual Island Christmas Drive for St. Johns County. Adam’s most favorite thing to do is spend time with his family and friends.
Jessica lives in St Johns County FL with her husband, two sons, and two English Bulldogs. Jessica owned her own successful business but her educational background is in Early Childhood Education and she decided to follow her heart and utilize her professional skills in helping families. She currently works for Children’s Home Society, Healthy Start Program. Her role with Healthy Start encourages her to build rapport within the community; to join forces with other community resources; and to help families of St. Johns County thrive.
Mary Ann has worked at CivCom since 2012. CivCom manages the state Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida tobacco prevention grants for Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, and Flagler counties. Mary Ann is the program manager in St. Johns County and oversees the Tobacco Free St. Johns community partnership.
Mary Ann works with community agencies, school systems, worksites, health systems, professional organizations, and other state agencies to accomplish tobacco prevention program goals and policy change initiatives. She currently serves as an active member on the St. Johns County Health Leadership Council and is vice-chair of the Juvenile Justice Council.
Jan was born and raised in St. Augustine, attending St Johns County schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. Her parents always encouraged her and her siblings to be involved in groups and activities as they were growing up and ultimately all developed a strong love and attachment to this wonderful community. Jan has three children who were also raised in St Augustine. She and her husband have been active members of the community for over 25 years, serving on various boards and committees throughout that time. They both love St Augustine and have always wanted to be an integral part of making this county a great place to live and raise a family.
Jan’s background has always involved working with children in some aspect, beginning in the child care setting, then moving into School Readiness Services and finally being blessed to become a part of the St Johns County School District in 2008 as the Family and Community Partnership Manager for Head Start. In 2012, she moved to the SJCSD Student Services Department, where she is currently serving as the Family Services Facilitator.
Jan says she is excited to be a member of PACT and look forward to the opportunity to make a great impact on St Johns County!
Michelle Damon grew up in north eastern Pennsylvania and moved to St. Augustine as teenager. She graduated from St. Augustine High School and furthered her education at Stetson University. Michelle lives in St. Johns County with her teenage son. Michelle spent ten years working in early childhood education in St. Johns County and has spent the last four and a half years working with at-risk children and families. She is currently the Family Assessment Specialist for Children’s Home Society Healthy Families. Michelle likes to spend her time with her son and extended family.