Disability:IN North Florida Board Members
Ang Pracher, President
Ang joined Florida Blue in 1995 and has served in a variety of roles in Human Resources, currently as a Senior Consultant, Culture & Inclusion. She leads work around helping senior leaders better connect with employees, engaging employees in promoting our values, listening first hand to cultural barriers that employees face and identifying solutions, and integrating our values into business processes, procedures, policies, etc. Additionally, Ang leads the company’s various employee Communities which enable GuideWell to hear the voice of the customer and better speak to the various needs and interests employees have.
Kellen Baker, Director
Kellen Baker is the Head of Talent Acquisition at RS&H, Inc. In his capacity, Kellen oversees the entire design and strategic direction of recruiting efforts, including employer branding and marketing, recruiting systems and tools, diversity, equity and inclusion, and management of the function responsible for staffing the firm’s 65 offices throughout the United States.
Before joining RS&H in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) space, Kellen earned extensive talent acquisition experience through progressive stints in the computer peripherals (Lexmark International), software (Microsoft), environmental services (Waste Management, Inc.), and retail/service (Lidl US and Ratner Companies) industries.
Kellen served as a founding member and mentor of “Recruit for the Culture,” a 175-member professional organization created to foster diversity, inclusion, and networking within staffing/recruiting/talent acquisition in the greater DC area before relocating to Jacksonville, FL in 2020. As a talent acquisition practitioner, Kellen has also been a contributor to various publications (HRTechOutlook.com), a guest speaker/panelist, and a consultant.
In his free time, Kellen enjoys music composition, traveling (pre and eventually post-pandemic), and riding roller coasters – having ridden over 300 roller coasters at 50+ amusement parks around the world! As a proud alum of the University of Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Kellen loves cheering on his beloved Kentucky Wildcats.
Janyce Dawkins, Director
Janyce Dawkins is currently the inaugural Director of Organizational Equity and Inclusion at Baptist Health. This role supports Baptist’s DEI efforts through guidance and support of the DEI Council and the DEI Strategy. In addition, this role supports Human Resources operations to insure equitable and inclusive practices and policies. Prior to coming to Baptist in 2020, Janyce served as the Director of the University of Georgia’s Equal Opportunity Office, its ADA/504 Coordinator, its Title IX Coordinator, and its Title VI Coordinator. Prior to that Janyce was in private legal practice in Atlanta, concentrating in Employment Law. Before going to law school, Janyce worked for AT&T/BellSouth as an engineer and then as a Financial Analyst.
Janyce holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Florida State University College of Law. She also holds an MBA (Management) and a Bachelor of Science degree (Microbiology) from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette). Since coming to Jacksonville, Janyce serves on the Board at Pine Castle and is a mentor with the Nassau Tipping the Scale Program.
Janyce and her husband, Mark, have two children, a daughter who is a nurse in Atlanta and a son who is a first year medical resident. Their daughter and her husband have blessed them with three grandchildren.
Annette Harris, Director
Annette Harris is the Associate Human Resources Director at Swisher. In this role, Annette formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added services to management and employees that reflect the business objectives. Annette is also responsible for compensation, benefits, compliance, and partnering with Swisher’s union employees. Prior to joining Swisher Annette worked as an Equal Employment Opportunity Analyst and Recruitment Coordinator at Augusta University. She is also an eight-year U.S. Army veteran.
Annette is an avid volunteer around the Jacksonville area. She volunteers with AARP as a TaxAide Counselor and with Onward To Opportunity that supports transitioning military veterans as they acclimate to civilian life. On the nights and weekends Annette operates Harris Financial Coaching where her mission is to educate and empower individuals to achieve financial stability.
Annette holds Senior Professional in Human Resources and SHRM-Certified Professional certifications. She holds a Juris Master Degree from Florida State University College of Law, a Master Degree in Human Resources from Webster University, and a Master Degree in Management & Leadership from Liberty University. Annette was also honored with the 2021 Jacksonville Business Journal HR Impact Award for her contributions to the human resources field.
Tara Lundy, Director
Tara is a native of Jacksonville. She joined the Federal Reserve Bank in 1988, holding a number of administrative support and operational management positions. She is presently involved in the Human Resources arena with a large focus on corporate engagement and staff wellbeing. She has been a member of the Disability IN: North Florida since 2018.
Chris Oakley, Director
Christopher L. Oakley is vice president and coordinating regional executive of the Bank’s Regional Economic Information Network (REIN). In this role he serves as the lead regional executive, assuming responsibility for coordinating the REIN strategic plan, outputs, and talent pipeline for the Sixth District. He also works with the Research director to determine REIN engagements and priorities, consolidate inputs from the REIN team for monetary policy deliberations, and provide guidance to the REIN team on performing their responsibilities.
He is responsible for the Jacksonville Branch’s board of directors and the District’s Advisory Council on Trade and Transportation, and provides regional input into the Atlanta Fed’s monetary policy process.
Outside of the Bank, he is involved in a number of activities, including having roles on the Florida Council on Economic Education, the Disability:IN First Coast, and the JaxUSA Partnership. He is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2010.
He joined the Jacksonville Branch in 1988 as a management intern in the Cash Services Department and has held various management positions, including operational and administrative oversight in cash services, payment services, and human resources. Mr. Oakley was promoted to financial services director in 1992 and then to assistant vice president in 1996. He was named assistant branch manager in 1997, vice president and branch manager in 2002, vice president and regional executive in 2007, and was previously responsible for branch support services, law enforcement, cash services, check processing, and check adjustments.
A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and raised in Dalton, Georgia, Mr. Oakley received his bachelor’s degree in management and a certificate in industrial and organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also participated in the executive education curriculum at the University of Virginia and the Federal Reserve System’s Senior Officer Development program.
Meg Richardson, Director
Megan Richardson has spent more than ten years providing human resources guidance to numerous organizations, including some of the country’s most prominent businesses.
Megan provides strategic support to multiple business units by designing the Company’s interviewing and onboarding strategy, managing HR compliance, consulting on organizational design and other key areas with the human resources arena. She works closely with all levels of leadership to exceed workforce goals and shape organizational culture.
Megan is a seasoned trainer and consultant, who leads multi-state management courses, leadership initiatives and policy/procedural implementations. She has spoken at national, state and local conferences and is called upon as an HR expert for SHRM Jacksonville and HR Florida.
Megan received two Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Flagler College of St. Augustine, Florida. She is certified as a Professional of Human Resources (PHR). Megan thrives on being able to take on a new challenge and provide a positive impact on an organization’s most valuable resource – its employees.
Megan Smith, Director
Megan Smith, M.Ed. (she/her/hers), works at Amazon as the head of People Accessibility and serves as an advisor to the AmazonPWD affinity group.
Megan is an advocate and leader in disability inclusion and accessibility. As a blind woman, she values deep connection with the disability community and using her voice to amplify the importance of accessibility and inclusion. For more than a decade, Megan has influenced customer experiences, disability services, accessibility, and diversity programs in the health care, education, employment, and technology industries. She holds a Master of Education in Disability Services and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Public Health and focuses her work on influencing how businesses engage with diverse populations. Megan is particularly passionate about leading change in global access to health care and employment of people with disabilities and is currently responsible for ensuring an accessible and inclusive candidate and employee experience at Amazon. Described by a previous CEO as having “chutzpah”, Megan relishes in the difficult conversations, the “aha” moments, and the hard work that follows to drive organizational change that results in more inclusive employee and customer experiences.
John Wagner, Treasurer