Board of Directors

Betty Griffin Center is composed of a dedicated Board of Directors who oversee the CEO, ensures we have the resources available to meet the needs of all the survivors of domestic and sexual abuse for whom we serve and provides the structure and vision of our center.

The responsibilities of the Board: 

  • Determine Betty Griffin Center’s mission and purpose
  • Select the executive director
  • Provide proper financial oversight
  • Ensure adequate resources
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintains accountability
  • Ensure effective organizational planning
  • Recruit and orient new board members and assesses the board
  • Enhance Betty Griffin Center’s public standing
  • Determine, monitor, and strengthen our programs and services
  • Support the executive director and assesses his or her performance.

For more information on the Board
Please contact Chief Executive Officer Joyce Mahr at 904-808-8544 or email

Current Board of Directors

Severino Tamayo, Chair
Chris Schmidt, Vice Chair
Lisa M. Payne, Treasurer
Heidi Eddins-Jimmerson, Treasurer
Andrea Anthony
Dr. Tim Baird
Tim Conlan
Joyce East                                       Chris Ferebee
Rhonda James
Erika Lang-Montgomery
Benjamin Rich                              Chris Schmidt
James Stege
Sam Williams
Patsy Wilson
Susan Yarian, M. D.