Board of Directors

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Mr. Jon Mcfatter

Jon Mcfatter is a native of Panama City and a graduate of Gulf Coast State College and Auburn University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health-Physical Education and a Master’s degree in School Administration. In 2004, Jon was elected to the Bay County School Board and served one term. In addition, Jon chairs the board of the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida. He is owner and administrator of Southern Assisted Care LLC which is a local memory care facility for senior adults. He has two boys attending Bay Haven Charter Academy.

Mrs. Tiffany Ennis
Board Member, Vice 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 Charter Academy.

Dr. Jeremy Hatcher
Board Member

Jeremy Hatcher was born and raised in Bay County. He attended Panama City Christian School as a preschooler, Cedar Grove and Parker Elementary Schools, Rosenwald Middle School, and Rutherford High School. Soon after graduation, Jeremy joined the military. He departed to serve his country with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment for 5 years. Upon returning, he continued his education and received his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a Master’s degree in Computer Science, and a Doctorate of Computer Science, all from Florida State University. He currently works at the Naval Surface Warfare Center as a Project Manager for the Office of Naval Research. He also teaches computer science classes at Florida State University, Panama City Campus as an adjunct instructor. Jeremy is married and has 3 children. His daughter attends North Bay Haven High School and his sons graduated from the school in 2015 and 2018.
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 by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Florida Bar. He has an "AV" Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell. His practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, bad faith, products liability, nursing home liability, insurance disputes, civil litigation, and premises liability. He is admitted to practice in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, 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. He was also appointed Chairman of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel by Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers, United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, in 2018.
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).
Mr. Robert Flemming
Board Member

A native of Panama City, Florida, Robert graduated with his IB diploma from Rutherford High School. He thereafter attended Duke University on a football scholarship and graduated in 2000. Robert then graduated in 2005 from the Florida State University College of Law with High Honors. Robert currently practices law as a partner with the Walborsky, Bradley, and Fleming firm with his primary focus on personal injury law.

Robert is married to Leeanne Fleming and they have six children. All of his school-age children attend North Bay Haven Charter Academy.

Ms. Jennifer McCabe
Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer

Jennifer Ridge McCabe was born and raised in Bay County. She has nearly 30 years of marketing and strategic communication experience in the areas of television, radio, newspaper, magazines, and social media in small and large cities in both the private and government sector. Jennifer has 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. (Yes, she is a Gator and a Seminole!) She has worked as a television producer, reporter, and anchor in Panama City, Orlando, and Tallahassee. While in Panama City, Jennifer’s “beat” was education, so she spent many hours covering stories featuring Bay District Schools.

Jennifer wanted to expand her efforts beyond the “24-hour news cycle,” so in 2008 she joined Northrup Grumman as a public affairs specialist at Tyndall Air Force Base. A new opportunity presented itself yet again in 2014, when she was recruited to join Applied Research Associates as a senior marketing manager. She assists agencies such as the Federal Highway Administration and state departments of transportation with creation of communication tools-- strategic communication plans, videos, social media campaigns, phone apps, newsletters, magazine articles, and more.

Jennifer is also a teacher assistant at Florida State University Panama City campus. She serves on the board of directors for United Way and Bay Arts Alliance.

Jennifer has three children, two of who graduated from Bay Haven. Marleigh is pursuing a degree in Education at Florida State University; Luke attends Mosley High School and is on the baseball team; and youngest son, Logan, is a student at Bay Haven. Jennifer joined the Haven Board of Directors in 2020.

Mrs. Joyce Wilson
Board Member

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 Bay Haven Charter Academy. Their son, Richard, is a senior at Mosley High School. Their eldest daughter, Madeleine, is a sophomore at North Bay Haven Career Academy and their youngest daughter, Sarah Mae, is in the 7th grade at Bay Haven Charter Academy.
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 who attend North Bay Haven Charter and Career Academy.

Bay Haven Charter Academy, Inc.

2501 Hawks Landing Blvd., Panama City, FL 32405

(850) 248-3500