Our Board of Directors

Jay McHargue

Chair

Audit Committee

Community Investment Committee

Compensation Committee

Governance Committee

Judy Cahn

Vice Chair

Community Investment Committee

Finance Committee

Mark Pritchett

President | CEO

Mark Pritchett is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of Gulf Coast Community Foundation, including corporate strategy, oversight of its programs, operations, and investments. Known as a seasoned leader in business, philanthropy, and public policy, he thrives on big challenges, having led Florida’s election reform task force after the 2000 Presidential election and overseeing disputes between home owners and insurance companies after the 2004 and 2005 record hurricane seasons. Mark has advanced nationally recognized initiatives at Gulf Coast in education and workforce development. Prior to joining the foundation in 2008, he held leadership positions with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, and the Collins Center for Public Policy. He earned Bachelor of Science and master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky and a PhD from The Florida State University. Mark loves the Colorado Rockies, riding his bike with Gina Taylor throughout our region, science articles, Chihuly glass collections, European travels, Kentucky bourbon, and UK basketball…not necessarily in that order.

Lisa Carlton

Board Member

Audit Committee

Scott Collins

Board Member

Community Investment Committee, Chair

Finance Committee

Anne Essner

Board Member

Community Investment Committee

Janis Fawn

Board Member

Audit Committee

Jim Gallogly

Board Member

Audit Committee, Chair

Community Investment Committee

Governance Committee

Ben Hanan

Board Member

Governance Committee

Phil Humann

Board Member

Compensation Committee

Finance Committee, Co-Chair

Pauline Joerger

Board Member

Compensation Committee

Finance Committee, Co-Chair

Tracy Knight

Board Member

Community Investment Committee

Anand Pallegar

Board Member

Audit Committee

Community Investment Committee

Michael Saunders

Board Member

Community Investment Committee

Compensation Committee, Chair

Susan Sofia

Board Member

Community Investment Committee

Bayne Stevenson

Board Member

Compensation Committee

Finance Committee

Joe Stephan

Board Member

Finance Committee

Governance Committee

Tommy Taylor

Board Member

Community Investment Committee

Compensation Committee

Governance Committee, Chair