Our Team

We are a passionate team of professionals aiming to make a difference in the lives of children.

A Gift For Teaching was started with the vision that someday every student would have all the tools they needed to be able to experience the delight of learning.  It isn’t an easy goal to reach, but thanks to so many great community partners and friends – we’re getting closer.                          

JANE THOMPSON
President
KATHY BROOKS
Executive Assistant
EMILY MAGEE
Director of Finance & HR
MARISA WORLEY
Director of Development
DYLAN ALLEN
Donor & Partner Relations Coordinator
DENISE NARANJO
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
DAN MURWIN
Director of Operations
ANGELA GARCIA
Assistant Director of Community Outreach
ERIN THOMAS
Free Teacher Supply Store Manager
ALBERT CREQUE
Warehouse Manager
PRICILA PACHECO
Operations Coordinator
VANESSA KESTNER
Director of A Gift For Music
CHAD MCCLELLAN
Program Manager of A Gift For Music

OFFICERS

Rick Chattin (Co-Chair & Treasurer)
Spectrum News 13

Ed Bustos  (Co-Chair & Secretary)
Rollins College

Cheryl Collins, CFRE (Co-Vice Chair) 
Orlando Ballet

Lillian Garcia (Co-Vice Chair) 
Tupperware Brands Corporation

DIRECTORS

Joyce M. Bowers
Walt Disney World Resort

Scott Bowman
Bowman and Co., Inc.

Dr. Stephen Bravo 
Sand Lake Imaging, LLP

Dr. Pamela Carroll
UCF College of Community Innovation and Education

Lynn “Moira” Dictor
Radio Personality

Bill Fluke
Community Volunteer

Jim Hair
Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

Brenda Hayslett
Orlando Magic

Jordan Lomas
Darden Restaurants

Kevin Miller
Addition Financial

Susan Montanez
Wells Fargo

Debbie Muse
Freelance Public Relations & Marketing Professional

Dr. Mary Palmer
Mary Palmer & Associates, LLCProfessor EmeritaUniversity of Central Florida

Dr. Amish M. Parikh
Premier Cardiology

Valerie Read
Universal Orlando Foundation

Chris Reed
Orange County Public Schools

Cathy Sterba
Seaside National Bank & Trust

Cherisse Stover
Orlando Health

Robert W. ThielhelmJr.
Baker & Hostetler, LLP

Jane Thompson
A Gift For Teaching

EMERITUS MEMBERS

Scott Campbell
Universal

Keith Houck

Our Partners

  • OCPS
  • Disney
  • KINF
  • A Gift For Teaching of Osceola County