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, Operations & Technology
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.
Now, Kayla is an Operations and Technology Director who has experience working with multi-million dollar non-profit organizations. She has spent years working alongside CEOs in fundraising and budgeting, generating and maintaining strategic partnerships, sustainable program development, technological overhauls, team management, and more. Kayla is looking to expand the impact of FPP to hundreds of millions nationwide.
She is also a proud animal advocate and pet parent to 4 dogs, 2 cats, a bearded dragon, and 5 chickens.
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.
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.
Chief Operations Coordinator
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.
Since joining, Mike has shown a great capacity to make effective differences in the internal operations coordination of the FPP Coalition. As of March 2023, FPP is thrilled to have Mike altering roles to take on a managing role of all operations work within the FPP Coalition moving ahead.
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.
Humanities Coordinator & Coalition Partnership Support
Megan began her career through the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. She previously interned with Cape Canaveral Archaeological Mitigation Project; an archaeological dig located on Cape Canaveral.
Throughout her pursuit, and even after she obtained her degree, Megan donated her time to FPP in a volunteer capacity. In 2022, she made a shift in her role with the coalition, utilizing her humanities knowledge gathered throughout her previous experiences, gaining the title Humanities Coordinator and Coalition Partnership Support. Megan’s goal is to bring financial capability knowledge to humanities professionals across the state.
Megan is a proud aunt of six and dog mom to an energetic pup named Snickers.
Marketing Coordinator & Spondulics Executive Producer
About Amanda: In the 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 Marketing Coordinator.
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 the brand initiatives of the project.
As a working actor, Amanda knows first-hand how valuable financial capability is in a young entrepreneur’s life. Through her work at Spondulics, Amanda is able to impact and inspire other young entrepreneurs to elevate their financial capability while pursuing their dreams.
Internship Coordinator & Executive Assistant to the CEO
About Nathalie: Nathalie is a rising professional, currently finishing her Senior year in high school, and entering her first year at Valencia College. She is pursuing her Associate’s degree and in the future plans on getting her bachelor’s in business administration.
Nathalie participated in the Bright Minds Fresh Ideas Think Tank in 2021 and in 2022. In her first year she participated as an intern, and the following year she came back as a cohort lead. After the internship, she continued working with FPP as an executive assistant to the CEO.
Nathalie finds a passion in working in secretary/assistant work. She has always been the one who helps all those around her with communications, filling out applications, finances, and so much more.
She genuinely has a passion for helping others progress and grow!
Site Co-Coordinator for FLTaxesOnline.org
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.
About Gianna: Gianna is 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.
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.
Full Stack Technologist Intern
About Kevin: Kevin is a developer and writer from Crooms Academy of Information Technology in Sanford, Florida. He has a long personal history with technology and programming. At FPP, he works alongside others to keep FPP’s websites modern and up-to-date.
Kevin is an Intern with FPP’s technical wing and helps maintain and update all of FPP’s websites.
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.