Full time staff dedicated to the success of our members!

Andrea Messina

Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Messina began as Executive Director on July 1, 2015. A former English teacher, Charlotte County School Board Member, and FSBA Professional Development Coordinator, she brings a multi-faceted perspective to her leadership role. Ms. Messina is responsible for all organization operations and works with the Board of Directors and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and outreach. She oversees the development of sufficient resources to make certain the financial health of the organization is maintained. Andrea is a proud University of Central Florida Alumna.

Leslie Dunlap, CPA

Director of Finance & Administration

Leslie Dunlap came on board the FSBA team as Comptroller in July of 2010. She is responsible for all financial reporting, budgeting, and accounting functions for the association. Her role also includes pension management, IT oversight, human resources, staff liaison to the Finance Committee and planning for the Annual Summer and Annual Joint Conferences. Leslie is a graduate of Florida State University and a Certified Public Accountant.

Danielle Thomas Ed.D.

Director of Advocacy & Legislative Services

Danielle Thomas joined the FSBA team in September of 2021 as Director of Advocacy & Legislative Services. She brings a wealth of information in the areas of education policy and curriculum development from her time with Volusia County Schools and Florida Parent Teacher Association (FLPTA). She oversees legislative affairs and advocacy support. Danielle earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary/Special Education at Providence College. She earned a masters in Literacy Education from Walden University as well as a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. She also holds multiple teaching certifications in Florida. Danielle is currently completing a graduate certificate in non-profit management at UCF.

Tina Pinkoson

Director of Leadership Services

Tina Pinkoson joined the FSBA staff in July of 2015 as the Coordinator of Professional Development, and in conjunction with the FSBA Strategic Plan 2020, her title was changed to Director of Leadership Services in 2016. Her experience as a teacher, Alachua County School Board member, and FSBA Facilitator gives her a broad perspective of the professional development needs of Florida’s School Board members. She oversees all professional development programs including required ethics training, Certified Board Member, Master Board, and Mentor programs as well as the New School Board Member and Chairmanship Academies. Tina is a graduate of the University of Florida.

Kim Beaty

Executive Administrator

Kim Beaty joined the FSBA staff in March of 2024 as the Executive Administrator. In addition to planning the Board of Directors Development Training and Meeting, Kim serves as a direct liaison to the CEO, Board of Directors, Executive Officers, COSSBA and the Nominating Committee. She started her educational advocacy career with the Florida Association of School Administrators as Director of Communications for 8 years and most recently as the Registrar for Lawton Chiles High School in Leon County. Her many years in association work as well as being an involved parent of public school students, SAC chair, and a school employee give her a unique and varied perspective to help serve our membership. Kim earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University with a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning.

Carolyn Sanders

Member Services Associate


Carolyn Sanders serves as Member Services Associate for the association and assists departments as needed. Her key responsibilities include maintaining the member database, supporting members in their pursuit of professional development distinctions, assisting the accounting department and FEN, and planning the Day in the Legislature Advocacy Conference. Carolyn is the first voice you hear when you call FSBA.

Amie Williamson

Communications & Conference Planning Manager


Amie Williamson joined the FSBA team in September of 2021 as Communications and Conference Planning Manager. She brings a wealth of communications and engagement experience, including serving as the CEO of an independent marketing and design firm. She oversees all communications, graphic design, social media management, and conference planning. Amie earned her undergraduate degree in English from Florida State University.

David Stephens

Executive Director
Florida School Boards Insurance Trust (FSBIT)

Phone: 850-414-0021

David Stephens has been working with Florida School Boards Insurance Trust for the past 7 years as a Member District Risk Manager and, since 2013, as the Executive Director of Risk Management. David has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida in Tampa. David has 25 years of school system experience in Florida – 17 of those years in administration. He has served as an assistant principal, principal and at multiple district administrative positions. Prior to pursuing teaching as a career, David worked for IBM and Rockwell International.

Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers

“Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers” for the Association shall be identified each time policy updates are published in accordance with Policy 1065. They are hereinafter referred to as the “Compliance Officers”.

Andrea D. Messina
Chief Executive Officer
203 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 414-2578

Leslie Dunlap
FSBA Director of Finance & Administration
203 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 414-2578