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Florida Trust Board of Trustees

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Officers, 2023-2024

Mike Cosden, President – Fort Myers
Ennis Davis, AICP, Vice President & Interim Treasurer – Jacksonville
Mercedes Harrold, MA, RPA, Secretary – Jacksonville

Jenny Wolfe, AICP, Immediate Past President – Pensacola

At-Large Trustees

Linda Stevenson, Ph.D. – Bradenton

Mark Zubaly – Tallahassee

Board of Trustees

Aimee Angel – Sarasota

Laura Bessinger-Morse – West Palm Beach 

Julie Byrd, RPA – St. Petersburg

Corion DeLaine – Miami

Melissa Dunklin – St. Cloud

Kelly Perkins, AICP St. Petersburg
Ross Pristera – Pensacola

David Salay, LEED AP, NCARB – Key West
J.J. Scott, AIA – Tallahassee

Mark Tarmey, AIA, NCARB – Tallahassee

Joseph Yates, III – Rockledge

Ex-Officio Trustees

State Historic Preservation Officer – Alissa Slade Lotane, Tallahassee

Director of Historic Preservation Program, University of Florida – Cleary Larkin, Ph.D. Gainesville

Senior Director of Heritage and Environment Resources Office, Seminole Tribe of Florida – Paul Backhouse, Ph.D., RPA, Clewiston

Florida Trust CEO & President – Melissa Wyllie, CNP, Tallahassee

 Melissa works to advance the vision, mission and programs of the Florida Trust by collaborating with its Board of Trustees and leading staff, volunteers, members and partners. Under her leadership the Florida Trust seeks to connect with a broader community to protect places of architectural, historical and archeological importance throughout the state.

Florida Trust Executive Leadership



CEO & President

Florida Trust Board of Trustees

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