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Elevate Jacksonville​

About Us

Located in Duval County, Florida, Elevate Jacksonville is part of something much bigger! We are part of a nationwide network of affiliates, and our success is compounding through expansion.

Nationwide, Elevate has the ambitious goal of increasing to 29 cities by 2025, creating a tipping point of social change in low opportunity communities around the country.

Our Mission

“To build long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community.”

Staff

Carla Austin Executive Director

Carla Austin

Executive Director

Kelli Matonak Development Coordinator

Kelli Matonak

Development Coordinator

Lyndsay Coker Administrative/Marketing Assistant

Lyndsay Coker

Administrative / Marketing Assistant

Marissa Clowers Pipeline Coordinator

Marissa Clowers

Northside Site Coordinator

Deterryon Sturghill Westside Site Coordinator

Deterryon Sturghill

Westside Site Coordinator

Desiree Bacon Teacher Mentor Ribault Middle School

Desiree Bacon

Teacher Mentor
Jean Ribault Middle School

Adrian Toney, Teacher Mentor, Jean Ribault Middle

Adrian Toney

Teacher Mentor
Jean Ribault Middle

Alesia Scott Teacher Mentor Westside Middle

Alesia Scott

Teacher Mentor
Westside Middle

Brian Armstrong Teacher Mentor Westside Middle

Brian Armstrong

Teacher Mentor
Westside Middle

Luther Menard

Luther Menard

Teacher Mentor
Jean Ribault High School

Talisha Jones Teacher Mentor Westside High

Talisha Jones

Teacher Mentor
Westside High

Reynard-Weaver Teacher Mentor Westside High

Reynard Weaver

Teacher Mentor
Westside High

Board of Directors

Skip Allcorn
Chairman

Coastal Construction
Products Retired
Co-Owner & Co-Founder

Judith Addison

CDW
Senior Client Executive

Eduardo Andrade

Regions Bank
Wealth Management

Bob Baldwin

Non-Profit Community Leader

David Bast

Young Life NE Florida
Executive Director

Gregory C. Burton

Duval County Public School Police
Executive Director

Isaac J. Brohinsky

Financial Solution Advisors
Partner

Patrick D. Coleman

Attorney at Law
Board Certified Specialist
Labor & Employment Law

John Freeman

JaxUSA Partnership
Director, Business Development and
Global Cities Initiative

Hal Gatewood

Merrill Lynch
SVP Wealth Management 

Ben Goldsmith

Cru
Church Movements

Will Newton

Timucuan Asset Management
Commercial Real Estate

Bill Traer

Merit Financial Advisors
Retired, Director of M&A

Ambassadors

Ashley Adams

Emory University School of Medicine

Bennett Brown

Old Glory Bank
Senior Vice President

Sam Coleman

Young Life
National Director of NGL

Mike Hartley

The Hartley Press
President

Jon Heymann

Education & Business Consultant

Karla Newton

Community Volunteer

Neely Towe

Pastor

Edmond Williams, MPA

Owner, Dominion Air, Inc.
CEO, We Build Jax