Officers of the Board of Directors
Stephanie Whitfield | Board President
Communications Director, Florida First Capital Finance Corporation
Born and raised in Tallahassee, Stephanie grew up at LeMoyne attending art camps and holiday shows and continues to enjoy art classes through the education program. With an extensive background in fundraising and marketing, she successfully worked to re-establish the Art & Soul Celebration as an annual LeMoyne fundraiser and served as committee chair for six consecutive years. Stephanie confesses she works only to support her passions – art, travel and music. So far, she has visited 20 countries and attended nearly 200 concerts, continuing to add to her collection. Stephanie and her husband Paul have two sons - Sam and the famous Matthew. They share their home with two dogs and three utterly ungrateful cats.
Dan Taylor | Vice President
IT Consultant, Florida Department of Children and Families
Dan Taylor is an artist and IT consultant. An ardent supporter of the arts, he advocates for art and artists from the galleries of LeMoyne to the halls of the Florida State Capitol. He resides in Tallahassee with his partner Tony Archer and their cats Kevin and Bianca.
Kevin McAlpine | Treasurer
Business Development Officer, Lucro Commercial Solutions
Kevin McAlpine has been a commercial banking professional for in Tallahassee for 35 years. He has worked with numerous financial institutions and arranged over $200mm in financing for businesses.
Kevin has been married to Patty Mcalpine for 36 years, a well-respected Marriage and Family therapist in Tallahassee in private practice. Kevin and Patty have two daughters, Myriah and Kelsey, who both work and reside in Tallahassee.
Rachel Borntreger | Secretary
Attorney, Borntreger Law
Rachel Borntreger is a matrimonial attorney, certified mediator and the founding president of Capital Collaborative Group, a non-profit dedicated to peaceful divorce resolutions. Rachel is a Tallahassee native, second generation member of LeMoyne Arts, and decade-long student of LeMoyne’s resident potter, Nancy Jefferson.
Paul Craft | Immediate Past President
Partner, Freeman, Craft, McGregor Group, Inc.
A Tallahassee native, Paul is a graduate of Florida State University, a Certified Public Accountant, and Managing Partner in a consulting firm specializing in election technology and administration. His art includes fine woodworking and photography, and he dabbles in painting. In 2014, he was elected President of the Wiregrass Artist Cooperative in Thomasville, Georgia. In 2016, he joined the Board of Directors of LeMoyne and was elected President in 2021.
Kelly Dozier | Board Lead Director
Senior Vice President, Mad Dog Construction
Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel making Tallahassee her home since 1967, Kelly grew up attending events and taking art classes at LeMoyne. In 2005 she and her husband’s business, Mad Dog Construction became sponsors of the Chain of Parks Art Festival and remain as Presenting Sponsor of the festival. Kelly has served on the LeMoyne board of directors and as President of LeMoyne in 2007, 2008, 2009 and again in 2017, 2018, 2019 and as Chair of the festival since 2007. In 2021, Kelly served as Acting Executive Director through her role as Board Lead Director steering LeMoyne Arts through its Art for Always renaissance of facilities, programming and services in arts and culture for the Big Bend region.
Don Bourassa | Board Member
Retired, Senior Vice President Marsh & McLennan Agency
Don Bourassa is a Maine native, an honors graduate of Dartmouth College and a longtime resident of Tallahassee. He retired from Marsh & McLennan Agency as a Senior Vice President, overseeing risk and insurance programs for large hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the Southeastern US. He is married to the former Eileen Bachemin, a Tallahassee native, and they share a passion for the Visual Arts which led to Mr. Bourassa’s involvement with LeMoyne Arts.
Jami Coleman | Board Member
Partner, Williams & Coleman, P.A.
Jami Coleman is a partner at Williams & Coleman, P.A. in Tallahassee, where she focuses her practice on estate planning, probate administration, real estate, business, and tax matters. She is a graduate of FSU’s College of Law, and in 2009, she earned her Master of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. She is also a principal manager for Compass Tax Advisors Inc, a Tax Consulting firm. She volunteers with Legal Services of North Florida, Legal Aid Foundation, and FSU Veterans Clinic where she assists low-income taxpayers in resolving disputes with the IRS and other civil matters.
Jami is recognized as a 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Rising Star with Florida Super Lawyers, and was awarded the Tallahassee Bar Association’s 2017 Thomas M. Ervin, Jr. Distinguished Young Lawyer Award, and the 2016 Nation’s Best Advocate Under 40 by the National Bar Association; however, she considers her most notable accomplishments her three beautiful children.
Paula Fortunas | Board Member
Retired, President & CEO, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) Foundation and TMH Vice President
Paula S. Fortunas serves as Chair of LeMoyne’s Capital Campaign. Now retired, her distinguished 40-year career began at Florida State University where she was Foundation CFO, VP for Planned Giving, and adjunct faculty -- working extensively with the Appleton Museum of Art and the Ringling Museum of Art. At Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Paula served as a VP of the hospital, Foundation President & CEO and as the TMH-FSU academic and research liaison. She has been nationally recognized with lifetime achievement awards from the higher education community along with honors and citations from FSU, TMH and the community and region at large. Presently, Paula serves on numerous boards and councils, including: the FSU Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Social Sciences, TMH Professional Advisory, Capital Medical Society Foundation, the Artists Series, Word of South Festival, and LeMoyne Arts.
Dr. Mary Sterner Lawson | Board Member
Artist and retired English professor, Albany State University
Ohio native Dr. Mary Sterner Lawson, an English professor at Albany State University from 1973-2004, retired to Tallahassee in 2004. An exhibiting artist in Georgia and Florida since the mid-eighties, she primarily works formally in watercolor, pen and ink, and clay. Interests include literature, art, oral history, music, history, science, and nature.
Felicia McCoy | Board Member
Lifeline Program Manager, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Felicia McCoy is a proud Florida State University graduate where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Criminology, and a Master's degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Financial Management. It was at that time that healthcare became her new career choice and in 2006, she began her career with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH). Since being at TMH, she has served in several different capacities, including: Business Office Manager - Home HealthCare; Fundraising Specialist - TMH Foundation; and presently, Lifeline Program Manager. Felicia personally understands the impact of great healthcare because several people in her family have required extensive, quality care. TMH is her hospital for life and she loves serving her community through her work. Felicia also recognizes that the arts play a vital role in the life of people of all ages and walks of life. Therefore, she strongly supports the mission of LeMoyne Arts and is proud to serve on the LeMoyne board.
Mary Jo Spector | Board Member
Director of Research Facilities Design, Structure and Maintenance, FSU
Mary Jo Spector is an architect by training and profession and a working artist. She trained as an architect at Penn State, where she squeezed in as many art classes as she could manage between architecture classes.
Mary Jo grew up in Pittsburgh and went to architecture school at Penn State. She currently works at FSU as a project manager with a focus on lab and research projects. She is also an artist with a primary interest in pen and ink drawings but dabbles in other media as the mood strikes. She is a huge supporter of the arts and is in her third term of serving on the board at LeMoyne.
Stephanie Whitfield - President
Dan Taylor - Vice President
Kevin McAlpine - Treasurer
Rachel Borntreger - Secretary
Paul Craft - Immediate Past President
Kelly Dozier - Board Lead Director
Dr. Mary Sterner Lawson
Mary Jo Spector