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BBCBC Announces the Addition of Two Board Members

June 13, 2013

We are delighted to announce two new additions to our Board of Directors, Mr. Scott Wells Clemons and Mr. Gerald L. Waters, Sr. 

Scott Wells Clemons is from Panama City, Florida. He graduated with a BA in Political Science (International Relations) and received a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives and re-elected until retirement in 1998. Mr. Clemmons practiced Law at Bryant, Higby & Williams, and later joined the Clemons Company and focused on health insurance and structured settlements. Mr. Clemons was also the Mayor of the City of Panama City from 2007-2011. He served as Chairman of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Early Education & Care Inc., Appointed to Florida Commissions on Ethics 1998-2000, Chairman of the Florida Children’s Campaign, Chairman of the Bay County School Readiness Coalition, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bay Medical Center, and he is a Member of Board of Directors of the United Way.

Gerald L. Waters, Sr. resides in Navarre, Florida and currently serves as President of the Santa Rosa County Foster Adoptive Parent Association. He has been a member since 2007. He attended Common Campus Technology School and received a Florida Nursing Certificate.  While Managing Troop Medical Clinic for the United States Army (1981-2004), Mr. Waters worked as Senior Budget Analyst for Mission Planning at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (1998-2006).  Mr. Waters serves as a Council Member for The Department of Juvenile Justice in Santa Rosa County, Northwest Florida Prevention Coalition of Santa Rosa County, and is on the Board of Directors for Holley Navarre Middle School and Navarre High School, School Advisory Council. Mr. Waters is a Member of National Alliance of Medical Illness (NAMI).

The experience that both Scott Wells Clemons and Gerald L. Waters, Sr. possess will be a welcomed addition to the organization as we continue our goal to provide the highest quality child welfare prevention and intervention services to children and their families within their communities.   


Florida Sterling Council Appoints Big Bend Community Based Care CEO 

July 10, 2013

Mike Watkins, Chief Executive Officer of Big Bend Community Based Care, was appointed to the Florida Sterling Council Board on July 8, 2013.  This is in recognition of his career long commitment to continued quality improvement in the child welfare system. Mike will be asked to provide perspective and promote the highest quality development of non-profit and healthcare organizations in the state of Florida.

The Florida Sterling Council has served as the epicenter of business quality through assessment, training, and recognition for performance excellence and proven results for the past twenty-two years. The Council has been endorsed by every Governor since its inception, including Governor Rick Scott, as the highest award any Florida organization can receive.