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Members, Leadership & Staff

Annual MeetingAt its heart, WGA is a membership organization. Our Members decide where monies are spent and what kind of organization they'd like to have. WGA Committees carry out this substantial work. Our Officers, Steering Committee and The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida guide and support our efforts.

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Members

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Officers

Mary Pietan

Mary Pietan, President

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Mary Pietan is an active community volunteer who serves on the boards of the Garden Club of America, The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. She is also a Founding and Legacy Member of the Women's Giving Alliance, serving on the board in many capacities for the past 15 years and is active in the Late Bloomers Garden Club and a long-time member of the Book Club. Formerly, she served on the boards of Episcopal School of Jacksonville and the Baptist Health System Foundation. After the youngest of her four children went to college she worked for 17 years in development for Baptist Health System Foundation, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and for Profit Solutions. Mary is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

Jan Healy

Jan Healy, President-Elect

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Jan is an active community volunteer. She founded Renewing Dignity, Inc. in 2019 to provide period products to women and girls who can’t afford these essential supplies. Jan is also a Founding member of the Women’s Giving Alliance and currently serves as President-Elect. She serves on the Board of Read USA and is an active member of the Beaches Community Fund. Prior Board Member commitments include The Bolles School Trustee, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Planned Parenthood, Discovery Montessori School and Hubbard House. Jan was a Take Stock in Children Mentor for eight years and is a member of Leadership Jacksonville (Class of 1996). She has chaired many community fundraising events. Jan was employed as a financial analyst with The Shircliff Group (Jacksonville, FL) and as a consultant with Arthur Andersen (Miami, FL). She earned her degrees from the University of Florida with a BSBA in Business Administration and an MBA.

Margaret Barton

Margaret Barton, Vice President

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Margaret Barton is a Senior Personnel Research Psychologist with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. She leads projects involving the development and validation of assessments for employee selection, promotion and development purposes. Since joining WGA in 2012, she has served as Secretary, Membership Co-Chair, and a member of the Impact Team. Margaret also has served on boards/committees with Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, International Personnel Assessment Council, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Jacksonville Track Club, and Take Stock in Children (mentor). Margaret received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Tulane University and her B.A. from Duke University.

Karen Mayfield

Karen Mayfield, Vice President

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Karen Mayfield is a Senior Vice President and Client Advisor of Wealth Management of SunTrust Bank.  Born and raised in Tampa, Karen moved to Jacksonville in 1993.  She graduated cum laude from the University of Tampa with a degree in Accounting.  She successfully completed the ABA National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University with the distinction of high honors. Karen demonstrates her community leadership by serving on the following Boards: Women’s Giving Alliance; Brooks YMCA and Estate Planning Council of NE FL.  She is an active member of the San Marco Rotary, Past President of Leadership Jacksonville, a member of the current Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class, a Sustaining member of the Junior League of Jacksonville, member of the Financial Planning Association.  She has also served on the Board of Pine Castle as well as Chaired the Endowment of Palms Presbyterian Church.

Kristi BrandonKristi Brandon, Secretary

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Kristi Brandon is the Chief Development Officer at Hubbard House. In her role, Kristi is responsible for raising public support, public relations, community education and the volunteer program. Kristi has fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit industry, both in higher education and women and girls serving organizations. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College in Indiana and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Kristi has been a member of the Women’s Giving Alliance for more than five years. She’s served on the Advocacy Committee, including as Advocacy Co-Chair, and is a past North Beaches Co-Connector. Kristi is a member of Leadership Florida.

Wendy RansonWendy Ranson, Treasurer

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Wendy Ranson is a Tax Partner with Pivot CPAs in Ponte Vedra. She provides tax compliance and consulting services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. Wendy was raised in Tennessee and received her B.S in Business Administration and Master of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee. She relocated from Nashville to Jacksonville in 2005. Since joining WGA, Wendy has been a member of the Finance Committee and the Grants Finance Team. She previously served as a co-Connector for Ponte Vedra/Marsh Landing. Wendy is an active member and serves as the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville-Oceanside. She is a board member of Junior Achievement of Northeast Florida and a member of the Baptist Beaches Development Council.

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Steering Committee

Steering Committee
The 2019-2020 Steering Committee includes (left to right) (first row) TriciaRae Stancato (Communications), Karen Mayfield (Vice-President), Margaret Barton (Vice-President), Mary Pietan (President), Wendy Ranson (Treasurer), Kristi Brandon (Secretary), Sheila Collier (At-Large); (second row) Wanda Willis (At-Large), Trisha Meili (Connectors/Membership), Allishia Bauman (Communications), Heather Corey (Education), Pam Field (Advocacy), Allison Newberry-Dennis (Grants), Faith Schoenfeld (At-Large); Peggy Schiffers (Grants), Jan Healy (President-Elect), Mone' Holder (At-Large), and Susan Rodgers (Connectors/Membership). Not pictured: Barbara Barrett (At-Large), Stephanie Cost (Governance), Poppy DeCunto (Advocacy), Donna Orender (At-Large), Sabeen Perwaiz (At-Large), Nina Waters (TCF President), and Ellen Wiss (Governance).

The Steering Committee is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and management of WGA. Log in as a member for Steering Committee Members Contact Information. Learn more about our committees or log in as a member to search the member directory for contact information.

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The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida – Staff

The Community Foundation Team
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida Staff

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida plays a vital role in the life of WGA, providing staff support and more for our Members and activities.

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