Board of Directors

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Mrs. Tiffany Ennis
Board Member, President

Tiffany Ennis has been a resident of Bay County for over 14 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Florida State University and her Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Florida. She is employed as a CPA with Segers, Sowell, Stewart, Johnson, and Brill. Tiffany is married to Powell Ennis, Jr. They have two daughters who both attend North Bay Haven Career Academy.

Mr. Waylon Thompson
Board Member

Waylon Thompson joined the Haven Board of Directors in 2009. He is a founding partner of Manuel & Thompson, P.A. in Panama City, Florida, and is a graduate of Auburn University and Cumberland School of Law/Samford University. He is board certified in Civil Trial Law. He has an "AV" Pre-eminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell. His practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, bad faith, product liability, nursing home liability, insurance disputes, civil litigation, and premises liability. He is admitted to practice in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, the Northern District and Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Thompson is a member of the Florida Justice Association and has served on its Board of Directors since 2015. He has been an Eagle Member since 1997 and a recipient of the Wings of Justice Award, the Legislative Shoe Leather Award, and the Lawyer to Legacy 2015 Bronze Eagle Award. Mr. Thompson is also a member of the Bay County Bar Association, past president and past member of the Board of Directors; and a member of the American Justice Association since 1995. In 2017, Mr. Thompson was appointed to the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the Northern District of Florida by both Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson.
Since 2015, Mr. Thompson has served on the Board of Directors for the Bay County Chamber of Commerce and was presented with the 2017 Member of the Year award for outstanding service. He is also a member of the First Baptist Church Panama City, Deacon Chairman 2011 - 2013; Florida Bar Justice Teaching Program, volunteer teacher since 2007; Panama City Rescue Mission, Board of Directors 2007 - 2014; and Rotary Club, Downtown Panama City - Paul Harris Fellow Recipient (Rotary Foundation).
Mrs. Sandy Porter
Board Member

Ms. Sandy Porter has a business degree and is the Vice President of Facilities for Hancock Whitney Bank. She moved to Panama City in 1993 to work for what was then, Peoples First Community Bank. Sandy is married to a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and current United Airlines pilot. She has two sons, two who graduated from North Bay Haven Career Academy.

Mrs. Joyce Wilson
Board Member, Vice President

Joyce Wilson has been a resident of Panama City for 26 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from the Gooding Institute in Panama City. She works as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Joyce has served on several School Advisory Committees as well as serving 14 years as the Medical Director for the Gulf Coast Triathlon and 7 years with IronMan Florida. She has served on numerous Medical Committees including Joint Commission, Continuing Education and Advanced Life Support teams, and has taught Trauma Anesthesia classes to Nurse Anesthetists. She is married to Richard Wilson, and they have three children which have all attended Haven schools. Their son, Richard, is a student at Emory University. Their two daughters, Madeleine and Sarah, are students at North Bay Haven Career Academy.

Ms. Jennifer McCabe
Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer

Jennifer McCabe was born and raised in Bay County. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication News from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Corporate and Public Communication from Florida State University. She worked as a television reporter and anchor for 8 years and as a Public Affairs Specialist at Tyndall Air Force Base for 6 years. Jennifer joined Applied Research Associates in 2014 as a senior marketing strategist.

Jennifer is a teaching assistant at Florida State University Panama City and serves on the board of directors for United Way, Bay Arts Alliance, and Early Education and Care. She is also a member of the Panama City Rotary Club.

Jennifer has three children. Her youngest son is a student at Bay Haven.

Mr. Tim Parker
Board Member

Tim Parker has lived in Bay County for 22 years since being stationed at Tyndall AFB. After he completed his enlistment, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Florida State University-Panama City. He currently works as a Sergeant for South Walton Fire District and is an RN. Tim is married to Nika Parker and they have a daughter and a son who attend North Bay Haven Charter Academy.

Mr. Daniel Brewer
Board Member

Daniel Brewer has an MBA and works at 1st Air Force, Tyndall AFB handling strategic requirements for Continental U.S. NORAD Region, Air Forces North, and Air Forces Space. This is his second time living in the area, having been previously stationed here back in 2010. Daniel is married to Tina Brewer, a local swim instructor. They have three children, Abi, who is currently enrolled in Bay Haven Middle School, and twin boys, Will and Luke, who will join her next year. Daniel has previous experience as an Air Force Inspector General team member and President of the Rose State Raiders Swim Club.
Mr. Lance Marrano
Board Member

Lance Marrano moved to Panama City to support the reconstruction of Tyndall Air Force Base after the devastation of Hurricane Michael. A senior Army scientist, he guides Tyndall’s Installation of the Future innovations and advises how to adopt them across the Air Force and Army. Mr. Marrano has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and a certificate in Strategic Technology Management. Before coming to Panama City, he worked at an Army research laboratory where he invented, patented, and deployed facility management software that helped facility owners reduce costs. At Tyndall, he oversees various installation operations and public safety innovations that incorporate cutting-edge technologies, including robotics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and virtual and augmented reality. Lance is a Society of American Military Engineers member and has presented at numerous local, regional, and national conferences. Lance and his wife Amanda have two children, one at North Bay Haven Elementary and the other at North Bay Haven Middle School.

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