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Jessica Cosden

Chairperson

City Council Member Liaison 

Email: Jessica.cosden@capecharterschools.org

Current Employment:
Council member and Account Manager, database marketing

Degrees:
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University

Work Experience:
Previous jobs: Newspaper reporter

Personal:
Married to Dan with two children, Hannah (5) and Jacob (4), a dog and two cats.

Also Serve on:
Cape Coral City Council, Lee County Metropolitan Planning Agency (also known as MPO); City Transportation Advisory Committee (Vice Chair)

Community Involvement:
Community Emergency Response Team

Robert Zivkovic

Vice Chairperson

Email: Robert.zivkovic@capecharterschools.org

Work Experience:
Real Estate Broker and owner of Zivkovic & Associates Real Estate Services, LLC
I have worked in and or invested in real estate for the last 23 years.

Personal:
I am happily married to my high school sweetheart and have 4 great boys.

Interests/Activities:
I officiate College Football for the Atlantic Coast Conference and have worked the Army Navy Game in 2014. A personal highlight.

Odette Boyer

Board Member

Email: Odette.boyer@capecharterschools.org

Current employment:
Retired

Degrees:
•Specialist in Education Degree in Computer Science – Barry University (March 1990)
•Master of Science Degree In Diagnostic Teaching - Florida International University (June 1981)
•Bachelor of Science Degree in Specific Learning Disabilities – Florida International University (Dec. 1975)

Work Experience:
34 years with the Miami-Dade County Public School System. Various positions included working as a Special Ed. Teacher (grades K-12), computer technology, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Adult Education, teacher training, program specialist, district/state assessment chairperson, and professional development liaison.

Certification:
State of Florida Department of Education Professional Educator’s Certificate in the areas of Computer Science (K-12), ESOL, Specific Learning Disabilities (K-12), and Emotionally Handicapped (K-12).

Community Involvement:
“Do The Right Thing” program volunteer; Cape Coral Police Academy Alumni Committee Recording Secretary; Cape Coral Citizen’s Academy; Cape Coral Community Emergency Response Team.

Interests/Activities:
Fine art painting-Pine Island Art Assoc. member, taking piano lessons, exercise classes, reading, gardening, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Pascha Donaldson

Board Member

Email: Pascha.donaldson@capecharterschools.org

Current Employment:
Retired teacher from Miami Dade County

Degrees:
Masters in Health Education-degrees in Physical Education, Science, Vocational Education

Work Experience:
Taught At Risk Students and Pregnant Teenagers
Career Education/Occupational Specialist/College Advisor

Community Involvement:
Served on the Charter School Board for past 8 years.
Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Education Committee
Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife
Southwest Neighborhood Association
Oasis High Environmental Club
Native Plants Society

Interests/Activities:
Enjoy-gardening, wildlife, bicycling, golfing, kayaking

Sam Fisher

Board Member 

Email: Sam.fisher@capecharterschools.org 

Current Employment:
-Attorney & Owner of Law Office of Samuel Fisher
-Political Consultant

Degrees:
-Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
-Juris Doctor, Mississippi College School of Law

Work Experience:
-State of Florida Agency Chief Assistant: Was second in charge, handled all administrative functions, policy creation and implementation, human resources, legislative outreach, budgeting, and agency compliance.
-Private Law Practice: Bankruptcy, General Civil matters, and Criminal Defense.
-Public Criminal Defense Attorney
-Supervisor, Computer Services Help Desk: Helped manage a state university help desk.

Personal:
-Married to Cecilia with 3 children, Logan (6), Annika (10mo), and Nora (10mo) with 3 dogs and 3 cats.

Community Involvement:
-Citizen’s Advisory Committee MPO
-Member of Cape Coral Civic Association
-Member of Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce & New Orientation Committee
-Member of Lee County FACDL
-Animal Fostering

Amy Jackson

Russell Winstead

Board Member 

Email: Russell.winstead@capecharterschools.org

Current employment:
- Florida Golf Coast University - Cape Coral, City Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
- Real Estate Consultant, Commercial & Residential

Work experience:
- Currently heading up the FGCU SBDC providing business consulting and development in Cape Coral
- Former Pastor at Cape Christian Fellowship
- Radio Talk Show Host covering the area of business, economy, and investments
- Admissions and Marketing Director at two business colleges
- Financial Consultant (series 7, 66, Life Health and Variable Annuities)
- Real Estate Agent

Other businesses I’ve worked for:
- IBM
- United Healthcare
- Merrill Lynch

Other businesses I have owned:
- I have owned a financial planning business, landscaping business, product merchandising business, consulting business, real estate business, insurance and investments business, a travel school, and a computer training school.

Personal:
- Happily married with two great sons!

Certifications:
- CBA – Certified Business Analyst
- CGBP – Certified Global Business Professional
- CFM– Certified Financial Manager

Community involvement:
- Cape Christian Fellowship
- Local community ministry
- College ministry
- Lee County Sheriff’s office Chaplain
- Sanibel Police Department Chaplain
- American Cancer Society- Relay for Life – Captain 2015,
- Parent involvement in programs at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

William Buztrey

Assistant City Attorney

Email: wbuztrey@capecoral.net

Jennifer Keesler

Parent Representative - OES

Email: Jennifer.keesler@capecharterschools.org

Kristi McMillan

Parent Representative - OMS 

Email: Kristi.mcmillan@capecharterschools.org

Tami Traiger

Parent Representative - CME 

Email: tami.traiger@capecharterschools.org