Our Team

Jer Juan Green

Program Manager – M.A.S.T.R Kids

Bridgette Heller

CoFounder & Volunteer CEO

Busara Pitts

Director of Academic Partnerships, Teacher Coaching/ Development

Angela Collins

CoFounder and Emeritus Board Member

Gladys McNeil

Reading Specialist, CoFounder and Emeritus Board Member

William (Bill) Puller

CoFounder and Board Member

Ways You Can Help

Donate

Sponsor a student for the summer $2000; pay for a writing class $50. Anything you can afford helps us close the achievement gap for students!

Volunteer

Sponsor a student for the summer $2000; pay for a writing class $50. Anything you can afford helps us close the achievement gap for students!

Become a Partner

Sponsor a student for the summer $2000; pay for a writing class $50. Anything you can afford helps us close the achievement gap for students!

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Jer Juan Green

Program Manager – M.A.S.T.R Kids

Jer Juan is originally from St Petersburg. He received his bachelors of science in electrical engineering from Florida A and M.

He has been working in our community as leader in both reading and computer literacy since 2011.

Bridgette Heller

CoFounder & Volunteer CEO

I spent 35+ years running global businesses for Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, as President of Danone’s $7B Specialized Nutrition, I led a phenomenal organization of 20,000+. I previously worked at Merck, J&J and Kraft. I’m now on the Boards of Aramark, Newman’s Own Inc., Dexcom and Novartis.

Eliot Heller

Volunteer CIO

I am an experienced Cardiologist and Chief Medical Information Officer having lead system and workflow design for multiple hospital systems.

Busara Pitts

Director of Academic Partnerships, Teacher Coaching/ Development

M.S. in Educational Administration/Leadership, FSU 1994; B.A. in English, Secondary Education, Summa Cum Laude, FAMU 1993 I served sixteen years in School Based Administration within Middle School and Elementary School Environments and six years in instructional roles.

I led professional development for faculty and staff of Lealman during its transition to a project based learning and Innovation school funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This is my passion!

Angela Collins

CoFounder and Emeritus Board Member

Gladys McNeil

Reading Specialist, CoFounder and Emeritus Board Member

William (Bill) Puller

CoFounder and Board Member

I am the former Director of Finance for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. My experience as a CPA spans multiple organizations including large utilities, universities, governmental organizations and several nonprofits.