About Denise Devonish, Interim Executive Director
Denise brings a wealth of education and experience with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UF and a Master of Education with a major in Special Education. She has been in leadership in multiple organizations working with people with unique abilities from Tacachale, Agency for Health Care Administration, Special Friends Care, Inc and has owned her own business, DMD Health & Safety Training. She has also worked for the Department of Children and Families.
LTS announces new Interim Executive Director, Denise Devonish (left) and new Board Chair, Staci Bertrand (right)
About Staci Bertrand, MBA, M.Ed, Board Chair
Staci leads the Chamber’s efforts to grow existing businesses in the region and attract new businesses to the greater Gainesville area. In her role as VP of Economic Development at the Greater Gainesville Chamber, the designated economic development organization, she has assissisted in attracting and retaining more than 2300 jobs to the Greater Gainesville region. She has owned several companies and worked with her late husband, Abijah and Percyette Hoskins to start LTS. She has been faithful in her time to make LTS a success. She currently sits on the board of the North Central Florida YMCA.