Coalition Support Staff
FPP Coalition has a dedicated team of coalition support staff members who embrace their part in making the Guiding Principles of FPP—Learning, Influence, Connection and Partnership—come alive.
President and CEO
About Bill: While working for a large regional bank, Bill started volunteering with FPP in the very early stages of the organization, helping to form its strategic plan.
Now, as FPP’s President and CEO, he continues to share his passion for empowering individuals and organizations to engender a more prosperous Floridian.
He holds a BSBA in Marketing from University of Central Florida. Bill is a proud father of three and is married to the love of his life, Emma.
Director, Operational Impact & Technical Development
About Kayla: Kayla began her professional career originally in the field of veterinary medicine as a veterinary assistant in Boston, MA, while pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at Northeastern University. Upon completion of her degree, she moved back to her hometown of West Palm Beach, FL, to take time away from studies and weigh future academic options.
During this time, Kayla connected with FPP to assist in data work and member outreach. Since beginning her position, Kayla has grown a deep appreciation for FPP and the opportunity to serve community members serving others.
She is also a proud animal advocate and pet parent to 3 dogs, 2 cats and 7 chickens.
Director, Coalition Outreach & Inclusion
About Pamala: Pamala L. McCoy, who collaborated with FPP for many years, has recently joined FPP as Director of Coalition Outreach (2022) is also CEO of BONA5D Credit Consultants, LLC and B5 ReAffirm (2008 and 2020 respectively). She received her BA-Business Management with a concentration in Economics from North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 1989. In 1995, she married the love of her life, Maurice D. McCoy, Sr. and they are the proud parents of four boys and nine grandchildren and one great grandson.
Pamala’s career in the credit industry spans over 25 years. During that time, she worked for three entities in the private label and the banking arena. In each of these organizations, she held various progressing positions. Her professional success in the workforce uniquely prepared her for the passion that is being fulfilled via BONA5DCC, B5 ReAffirm and FPP.
All three of her current mind-shift endeavors allow her to not only “Fuel one’s full potential” but also EMPOWER PEOPLE TO BECOME BETTER VERSIONS OF THEMSELVES”
Director, Bank On Florida
About Patrick: Patrick recently completed a thirty-one-year career in the mortgage banking industry, including a decade at JP Morgan Chase, where he worked closely with community stakeholders as a Relationship Officer in Chase’s Community Engagement Division.
Patrick has participated in hundreds of first-time homebuyer and financial education workshops over his career and focuses heavily on affordable lending. He currently serves as the Chair of the Palm Beach Affordable Housing Collaborative and the Broward Affordable Housing Task Force, and is a strong advocate for financial learning and the vital role it plays in financial access, financial capability and wealth building.
Patrick’s Bank On introduction occurred while at JPMC, where he participated in several Bank On Coalitions. Immediately an advocate, Patrick integrated Bank On into the financial learning sessions he facilitated in communities and the technical assistance training provided to non-profit partners. Building awareness of Bank On became a cornerstone of his strategic plan to increase Financial Capability in underserved communities.
He is excited and eager to serve as Director of Bank On Florida and seeks to be a catalyst for the increase of newly banked individuals throughout the State of Florida.
Director, Florida Taxpayer Opportunity Network (FLTON)
About Carmen: Carmen, a resident of southwest Florida, serves as the Director of the Florida Taxpayer Opportunity Network, for the FPP Coalition. Carmen spent several years in bookkeeping roles, and as a project accountant in the construction industry. Helping people organize their finances is a passion of hers, making her a strong fit for her role supporting VITA and other Coalition Financial Capability initiatives.
Ms. Pena likes to help empower and inspire others to be the best version of themselves. She enjoys supporting community organizations whose missions help young children as they shape tomorrow’s future.
About Ryan: Ryan has been with FPP since January 2022. He is currently a senior at Crooms Academy of Information Technology; in fact, he was introduced to FPP through Crooms’ Business Advisory Council. He assists FPP’s technology team with updating and maintaining FPP Coalition and partner organization websites.
About Matthew: Matthew is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida after having completed his Associate of Arts degree at Broward College. He updates and maintains the many websites the FPP Coalition and its partner organizations currently manage, along with assisting the development of technology-based special projects, such as Spondulics TV, the internet and streaming broadcast platform powered by FPP.
About Mike: Mike joined the FPP Coalition Technology team in Spring 2022 to focus on maintenance and continuous improvement for the suite of FPP Coalition and key partner website platforms. Mike has also worked for Marine Fasteners, Inc., a Central Florida business, since 2012. Mike and his wife, Hayley, are proud parents of two wonderful children, Mason and Candace. Mike is excited to help FPP Coalition continue to grow and accelerate into the future.
About Gianna: Gianna is a currently perusing her Bachelors of Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, with a major in Illustration and a track in Animation. Gianna officially joined the FPP Team in the summer of 2022, though had previously been a part of the BMFITT internship in the summer of 2019. Gianna currently serves as a Creative Lead for FPP and Spondulics- creating marketing graphics, social media content, flyers, and other creative endeavors.
Spondulics Executive Producer and Social Media Specialist
About Amanda: In Spring of 2020, Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida. After graduation, Amanda joined the FPP team in the Summer of 2020 as Spondulics Executive Producer and Social Media Specialist. As the executive producer for Spondulics, Amanda manages all aspects of the production process, reaches out to interested parties, and introduces new concepts and ideas that may align with brand initiatives of the project.
Amanda also runs the social media pages for both Spondulics and FPP, and can be seen throughout Spondulics as the host. Additionally, Amanda is a working actor in the Southeast market, and aspires to build her own empire one day.
About Nikolas: Nikolas is a rising professional from Crooms Academy of Information Technology in Seminole County, Florida. As the Associate Producer for Spondulics, The Financial Edutainment Streaming Platform Powered by FPP Coalition, he brings content ideas to fruition by preparing and conducting expert interviews, editing content, engaging with content creators, and more. Nikolas also assists in developing film-based special projects.
Nikolas is a former Intern with the Spondulics Technical Education Program, known as STEP, also Powered by FPP Coalition. Nikolas engaged in the STEP Internship experience in Spring 2022.
About Janet: Janet Andrasko joined FPP Coalition in May of 2022 after volunteering the last three years with the VITA program in central Florida. Her primary role is to support the Virtual VITA site. Janet recently finished a rewarding 25+ year career supporting Core banking computer systems with FIS. It was during this time that she found her passion to empower people to understand and own their financial story while educating people on their person finances. Janet and her husband are newer to Florida and love not having to shovel snow. They share their home with two dogs and enjoy frequent visits with their two adult children.
Associate Development Writer
About Cresna: Cresna is a rising senior at Timber Creek High School in Orlando, Florida. She was born in Orlando, Florida and fell in love with writing at a young age. Cresna has participated in many rigorous courses such as Honors English and AP Language and Composition developing her technical skills in writing.
Currently, she is the president of the Creative Writing Club at her high school and is a proud member of the National English Honor Society. Additionally, Cresna participates in Full Sail Summer Camps to further expand her knowledge of artistic writing, video production, and screenwriting. Cresna is skillful with screenwriting, news articles, interviews, reviews, research papers, and more. Cresna aspires to become a movie director/producer owning her own studio.
Cresna is a proud Star Wars Prequel fan.