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Board of Commissioners

 Ms. Latoria Francis, Board Chair                       L Francis edited                                                          
Ms. LaToria Francis is a Graduate student pursuing a Master's Degree in Psychology. She is an educator within the Marion County Public School System. Ms. Francis has hopes of starting a mentoring program for the youth.

Mr. Reginald E. Landers, Jr., Vice-Chairman
Mr. Landers is an educator in the Marion County Public School System. He has lived in the Ocala area for many years, is a member of several community organizations. Mr. Landers brings a unique perspective and fresh energy to the board.

Dr. Gwendolyn B. Dawson (by Florida Statue), Secretary/CEO   Dr. Dawson - Copy

Narvella Haynes, Treasurer   Narvella - Copy

Dr. Tanya M. Hanks, Commissioner             Chair Hanks - Copy - Copy
Rev. Hanks currently serves as the pastor of the Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Ocala, FL. She says that her experience as a pastor allows her to understand the issues, needs, and assessments of the community. Currently pursuing a doctorate degree, she desires to continue to add to her knowledge to better serve and meet the needs of the community.

Rev. Howard L. Gunn, Jr., Commissioner  Gunn - Copy
Rev. Gunn is a retired educator/dean with a passion for farming and agriculture. He has resided in Marion County for over 28 years and is currently the pastor of the Eastlake Baptist Church in Oklawaha, FL. Rev. Gunn has been on the OHA Board of Commissioners since the 1990’s, and he strives to help OHA achieve its mission by shaping policies and procedures to achieve the greatest impact for its employees and clients served.