St. Augustine, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Four new members have been elected to the Betty Griffin Center Board of Directors.
Melissa Beth Angulo, CPA, who currently serves as the chief financial officer (CFO) at The Plantation at Ponte Vedra, brings two decades of financial experience to the agency. Prior to joining the company as CFO in 2018, she was a senior manager for financial accounting advisory services for Ernst & Young from 2013 to 2018 – and served as director for financial reporting for PSS World Medical, Inc. from 2011 to 2013. She has also worked in accounting and auditor positions for CSX Corporation and Deloitte & Touche, LLP, respectively.
Lori Brandel, who is the vice president at VyStar’s St. Augustine North Branch, has been with the credit union for the last five years. Prior to joining VyStar, she served as the vice president for SunTrust Bank in Sevierville, Tennessee. Brandel is active in the community, currently serving as an ambassador for the St. Johns Chamber of Commerce and as a board member on the chamber’s Historic St. Augustine Area Council Board. She’s also on the board of United Way of St. Johns County and is active with the Rotary Club of St Augustine, Women United St John’s County, Take Stock in Kids and is a Real Sense volunteer tax preparer.
Carolyn Mudgette, the owner of social media and business development agency Easy SociAbility, is a Jacksonville native and has lived in St. Augustine since 1996. She has served as a member of St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary since 1998, including being elected as club president in 2014-2015, and currently serves at the district level of the Rotary as the lieutenant to the District Governor Elect.
Dr. Michelle Wilcox is the executive director of Steele Dynamics, where she provides virtual and on-site consulting, and is also a former K-12 and college teacher and administrator who continues to serve students and educators through consulting, preparing teachers to engage students in project-based learning and effective instructional strategies. Dr. Wilcox has a doctorate in Educational Leadership, and masters’ degrees in Education Leadership and Exceptional Education. As a teacher, and in some of her work, she supported students who were victims and survivors of physical and sexual abuse, and in some cases, worked with sexual abusers. She most recently served as a School Improvement Leadership Coach for the Southern Regional Education Board.