Welcome JPEF's new team members!


The Jacksonville Public Education Fund would like to introduce our newest team members. They all bring a different perspective and great expertise in their new roles with our organization. We're glad to have Lauren, Megan and Maureen on the JPEF team as we continue to move public education forward.

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Meet Lauren, Executive Assistant

In September, Lauren joined the JPEF team after relocating to Jacksonville with her husband, a Naval Aviator. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, Lauren worked as an executive team leader with Target Corporation in a Human Resources role. Lauren believes strongly in investing in the local community and is passionate about continuing her volunteer service in Jacksonville.

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Meet Megan, Finance & Administration Director

Megan comes to the organization with nine years of public accounting providing auditing services to property/casualty and life insurers and co-managing office operations including marketing, recruiting, budgeting and professional development. Megan is married to a Duval County Public Schools teacher and has two young children.

Meet Maureen, Development Director

Maureen brings more than 20 years of administrative and advisory experience in the nonprofit environment to the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. For the past 12 years, Maureen served as the Director of Development at Northern Children's Services in Philadelphia, where she was responsible for the planning, implementation and management of all fundraising initiatives including corporate and donor relations and stewardship, annual development planning, and the successful completion of three separate capital campaigns totaling over $7,000,000.

You can continue to learn more about the passionate education advocates on the JPEF Team by visiting our "About Us" section here!


Ale'ta Turner




of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2021-2022.