W.C. Gentry, Chairman
Principal of the Law Office of W.C. Gentry in Jacksonville. Mr. Gentry received his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from the University of Florida College of Law in 1971. In 2000 he served as a professor at the University of Florida College of Law on civil litigation. From 1987 to 1990 he was the environmental counsel to the Mayor of Jacksonville. In 1996 he chaired the Ethics Commission of the City of Jacksonville. From 1995 to 1999 he represented Governor Lawton Chiles and the State of Florida in landmark litigation against the Tobacco Industry.

Bob Taylor, Vice Chairman
Ft. Myers
Chairman of Mariner Advisory Group and of Robb & Stucky Ltd., member of the Florida Council of 100, founder of the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program, former director of Federal Reserve Bank of Miami, and former chairman of the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission. Received a bachelor's and master's degree from Ohio State University.

Bob McIntyre
President/CEO of DITEK Corp.
Vice-Chairman of the Pinellas County Education Foundation.
Provides major sponsorship to the Pinellas County Education Foundation’s “Yes I Can” Awards Program and PRIDE Awards Program. In addition to his interests and activities related to education, he serves on a variety of civic organizations including the Police Athletic League, the West Central Council of Boy Scouts, the Largo Chamber of Commerce, and the Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast. In 2001, Bob was honored as Citizen of the Year by the City of Largo.
Elaine Vasquez
Ft. Lauderdale
Owner and Editor of El Heraldo de Broward, a bilingual weekly newspaper since 1973. She is also owner and Vice President of Latin Power, Inc., a full service multicultural communications company since 1992. A former appointee of PEPC 1999 - 2001, Elaine has been recognized by numerous organizations for her volunteerism.
Harold Wishna
Harold Wishna is currently the executive director of the Southeast Region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and as a commissioner of the North Broward Hospital District. Prior to his work in Florida, Mr. Wishna served as a school principal in Linden, New Jersey and as state chairman of the School and College Division for the New Jersey Safety Council and the Garden State Arts Center. Additionally, Mr. Wishna served as chairman of the United Way's Cancer Drive and as founding volunteer director of the Youth Employment Services for Underprivileged Teenagers. He received an M.A. in elementary education and administration from the University of Louisville and an M.A. in guidance and psychology from Seton Hall University.