Project Development Manager, Ajax Building Corporation
John Irvin is Project Development Manager with Ajax Building Corporation, for a region which includes North and Central Florida, as well as South East Georgia. In the 10 years that Mr. Irvin has held this position with Ajax, the company has been selected to build high profile construction projects which include, but are not limited to: Duval County Public Schools, University of North Florida, University of Florida, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Baker County Sheriff’s Office, City of Daytona Beach, Volusia County Council, College of Coastal Georgia, and Brevard Community College. Mr. Irvin graduated from Florida A&M University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering and he is a Certified Building Contractor in the State of Florida. He is also a graduate of the Northeast Florida Regional Council-Regional Leadership Academy and Leadership St. Petersburg. John has been a resident of Jacksonville since 1998, upon moving here from St. Petersburg, where he was born and raised. He has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2009.
CEO, Analytics Partners
Lisa Davis has over 10 years of IT, and Business analytics experience specializing in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Analytic Capabilities. She has in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in implementing, integrating and deploying business intelligence software in a variety of environments. In the last 5 years, she has served as a member of numerous internal consulting groups with Fortune 100 companies in the healthcare and financial industries. She works closely with new and existing clients to determine their individual business intelligence needs and maps those needs to a technological solution. Lisa then guides her clients through a business intelligence project life cycle making sure all the required components to a successful deployment are in place. She uses her experience in the subject areas of needs assessment and recommendation, systems analysis & design, implementation, project management, testing, deployment, documentation, curriculum development and training to facilitate these activities. Lisa has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2014.
Phyllis Andruszkiewicz is passionate about the Thomas G. Carpenter Library and its Dean’s Leadership Council (DLC). Ten years ago she became the inaugural Director of Development for the library and was asked to form the first DLC through partnerships with our business community. She remains honored and excited many of the original members have continued to support and grow the mission of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, and is thrilled to be included among their ranks - as she feels this group is vital to the University, its students, and faculty. Phyllis has over a decade-long professional experience in development for the non-profit industry and spent multiple decades prior in sales, banking and human resources. She currently participates in several membership groups in town and enjoys meeting and greeting new faces and bringing education, programming and events to uplift people and organizations throughout Northeast Florida. Phyllis has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2017.
President & Creative Director, iAugi Studios / Bagan & Company
Dan Bagan leads iAugi Studios, a well-regarded videography and photography resource in Northeast Florida. Dan also serves the board of the St. Augustine Rotary Club. With a natural curiosity about his subjects and an instinctive approach to “the process”, Dan's images result in a striking reflection of personality and spirit. Beginning with film, a darkroom and a passion for black and white images, Dan's work has evolved into compelling portraits with highly saturated color images and videos. His works are in the "Gloria Steinem Archives of Smith College" and grace the album covers of musicians and individual collectors. His subjects range from the famous to children and brides to rock-and-rollers to "Age of Beauty" clients; women between 50 and 100 years old, capturing their personal essence. Dan shares his skills as a creative force for the greater good. He is a co-creator of the highly regarded civil rights campaign “We Are Straight Allies,” where his photographs and video are used to bring attention to a civil rights issue in Jacksonville and the State of Florida. Dan has also created stunning images of individuals who are homeless and individuals suffering from Bells Palsy and ALS. He is a featured artist in the Art in the Library Collection having bequeathed his historically significant original photograph of Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes, viewable online via Digital Commons on the Library Home Page. Dan has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2017.
Broker/Owner, Exit Real Estate Gallery
Stanley Bishop is the broker/owner of EXIT Real Estate Gallery in Jacksonville, Orange Park and Jacksonville Beach. A native of Jacksonville, he attended the University of North Florida achieving a BS in Management with a minor in Marketing. Stanley later obtained his MBA from Jacksonville University. He has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2016.
President/Founder, Starlight Valet
Chavet Constable is a mother, wife, volunteer, veteran of the United States Navy and business owner in Jacksonville, Florida. She is President of Starlight Valet, one of Jacksonville's premier valet and parking companies specializing in public and private events throughout Northeast Florida and South Georgia. She credits her success to her clients and says she loves her work. Starlight Valet has continuously employed currently enrolled UNF students since its founding in February 2000. Chavet is also a board member and active guardian in Guardian Ad Litem, the primary child abuse victim advocacy agency in the state of Florida. She also provides consulting work for small companies striving for success. Chavet has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2017.
Artist & Teacher, Sharon Goldman Fine Art
A native Floridian and Fine Arts graduate of the University of Florida, Sharon spent over 25 years as an Art Director in Miami producing print and broadcast media advertising, winning local, state, national and international awards until moving to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1998. She then focused on her love of painting, teaching art, accepting commissions and with her husband Richard, raising three wonderful daughters all presently in college - who she consider to be her best works of art. She describes her work as painterly realism and has been juried into more than 50 local and regional shows, earned numerous ribbons, was chosen to be featured on a full-page in the Jacksonville Business Journal “Book of Lists”, and spot lit in “art worthy” in the St. Augustine Record and in Arbus Magazine. She pioneered and continues the monthly, ongoing solo show program for regional artists to display their work in the Ponte Vedra Beach Library and has collaborated with the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center and Jacksonville International Airport. Sharon has served the UNF Carpenter Library Dean's Council since 2017.
Fine Art Photographer, LA Sullivan
Leigh-Ann Sullivan studied photography in San Francisco at the Academy of Art University on the cusp of the digital revolution, with a strong backbone in alternative and traditional processes. Her work is inspired by her mentor and professor, David Wasserman, as well as modern photographers Lori Nix, Julie Blackmon, Maggie Taylor and Ruud Van Empel, all who have expanded the boundaries of the photographic craft. Leigh-Ann went on to become an online professor with Academy of Art University for several years. As well, her photography is featured in the Art in the Library Program at the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library. She has an extensive CV and has lived and worked all over the world including Guam, Death Valley and other remote locales. She is currently stationed in Jacksonville with her husband, naval pediatrician Dr. Michael Sullivan, their two children and two big dogs. Leigh-Ann is a featured artist in the Art in the Library Collection, having gifted two award-winning original photographs viewable online via Digital Commons on the library's home page and in the Art in the Library catalogue. She has served the UNF Carpenter Library Dean's Leadership Council since 2017.
Owner, LEARN INC
Jennifer Wolfe is a writer, facilitator, and business owner who’s been facilitating change for corporate clients for the past 20 years. As the owner of LEARN INC and the founder of a new business, Women Writing for (a) Change®, Jacksonville, Jennifer uses writing as a powerful tool to help facilitate personal, community, organizational, and planetary change. She conducts private and public classes for individuals, community organizations, non-profits and corporations. Jennifer believes libraries, whether in the home, in the community, and particularly in a university, are a central and powerful tool for building community engagement and knowledge. She spent much of her youth with her nose in a book, either at Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, at the Trinity College library in Hartford, and at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism library in New York. She currently facilitates writing circles at the Main Library downtown as part of her outreach programs, and hopes to learn more about the UNF Carpenter Library, where she has already fallen in love with the art, architecture, and atmosphere. Jennifer has provided programs for the Women’s Center at UNF since starting her writing business in Jacksonville, and serves on the communications team for Generation W. She also serves on the Board of City Beautiful Jax and is the editor of Dorothy’s List, a non-partisan newsletter aimed at raising women’s voices, values, and leadership in Jacksonville. A social entrepreneur and a ukulele fan, Jennifer has taught at Tulane University, raised two children, kept a journal, written a blog, started a Happiness Project, launched a recycling program, and tended a garden. A journalist and a journal-keeper, she writes about her life, politics, nature, and social change in "In the Garden Down by the River". Jennifer has been a member of the UNF Carpenter Library Dean’s Leadership Council since 2017.