Ruan R. Cox, Jr.

President

Dr. Ruan Cox graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Following his time in Gainesville, he attained a master's and doctoral degree in biomedical sciences at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Molecular Medicine. Ruan now works in the Innovation Office at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, the nation's third largest cancer center. At Moffitt, Ruan fosters important pharmaceutical partnerships that support innovative cancer research. These partnerships have resulted in over $50 million in cancer research dollars and innovative studies that contribute to the cure and prevention of cancer. Ruan is excited to serve his local Tampa community, especially helping to provide scholarships to the next generation of great Gators.

 

Allysen Kerr

President-elect

There are a few things that Allysen Kerr loves: graphic design, developing brands, storytelling, business, and being a Florida Gator. An alumna of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, she learned the art of storytelling and developed a passion for design and online media. Upon graduating in 2010, she spent the next five years obtaining additional skills in sales, marketing, communications, management and business development. In 2012, she launched a graphic design company that creates brands and designs for start-ups, nonprofits and individuals. Allysen currently serves as the CEO a Creative Director for the Antebellum Design Co. She is excited to return to the TGC board and to give back to the Gator Nation.

 
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Cassie Donovan

TREASURER/CFO

Cassie, A Tampa native, graduated from UF with her Bachelors and Masters in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA in the State of Florida and works for the New York Yankees corporate offices here in Tampa. Cassie loves the beach, traveling and almost all sporting events. You can usually find Cassie at her favorite Pure Barre studio or at any local 5k. This year will be her 13th year in a row attending Florida/Georgia and her 5th year as Treasurer of the Tampa Gator Club.

 
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Ashley Burnett

SEcretary

I graduated with a bachelors in health science in 2010 and a masters in occupational therapy in 2011. I work at a hospital with adults in a rehab setting. I also enjoy traveling the world, exercising and yoga!

 
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Alex Rhoades

Young Alumni VP

Alex Rae graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 with a B.S. in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. Since then she has been working in the Tampa Bay area as an elementary school teacher. Alex Rae later received a Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Support from the University of South Florida. In her off time, Alex Rae loves to volunteer in her local community of Plant City. She is very active in the GFWC Woman's Club, Relay for Life, and is the main chaperone for the Little Miss Plant City Queen and Court. Among Gator football, Alex Rae loves to travel, dance, and spicy chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A!

 
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Chris Garrido

Communications VP

Chris is a natural born leader and communicator who is passionate about helping those in his community. He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he was Vice President of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. Chris has served as a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters, as a local youth football and baseball coach, and President of the Tampa Gator Club. During his collegiate years, he organized and executed over 100 community service projects, accounting for over 5,000 volunteer hours. His desire to better his community has definitely molded his career choices. After award winning careers in television and education, Chris now serves as financial planner with Westshore Financial Group. Chris is most proud of his wife Felicia and sons Donovan and Adrian.

 

Jordan Patrick

Webmaster

Jordan graduated from UF in 2012 with undergraduate degree in Economics. Since then, Jordan has Co-Founded a Tech Startup and is currently a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Chief Product Officer for Harness in Tampa. He was previously on the Jacksonville & DC Gator Club Board of Directors before relocating to Tampa. Jordan was also a Board Member for the JAX Chamber Information Technology Council and was part of the inaugural team that founded Tech Coast Conference as the Webmaster and Director of Communications. Jordan helps with the web development, graphic design and technology needs for the Tampa Gator Club.

 
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Irma Campos, Ph.D.

Volunteer VP

Dr. Irma Campos is a licensed psychologist and leadership consultant. Irma is the President of Interface Consulting and Psychological Services. She proudly serves individuals seeking to develop the skills to succeed academically and professionally. She is a triple gator, and she graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2015.

 

 

Tiffany D. Chatmon

Immediate Past President

Tiffany graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Public Relations and her MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is currently employed as an Account Manager for Hilti, Inc. When she is not spending time with her son or traveling, Tiffany is actively involved in the Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the National Association of Women in Construction and the UF Association of Black Alumni. Her favorite UF experience is attending football games in the Swamp.

 

Jamie Duncan

At Large Board Member

Jamie Taylor graduated from the University of Florida in 2009 with Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a minor in Family, Youth and Community Sciences. Jamie currently works as a Corporate Trainer for a local Fortune 500 company. She enjoys traveling, cooking and serving her community and beyond. Her favorite UF tradition is Gator Growl.