Foundation Staff Directory
John Gyllin, an executive with over 23 years of experience in higher education administration, is the Vice President of Resource and Economic Development and Executive Director of the Foundation for Seminole State College.
- John Gyllin
- Vice President, Resource and Economic Development; Foundation Executive Director
Gyllin, who previously served in similar capacities in Georgia, Oklahoma and Arkansas, has been back in his home state of Florida working with the Foundation for Seminole State, a non-profit corporation that oversees the development and stewardship of external resources on behalf of the College, since 2011.
Gyllin holds a bachelor's degree in management and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He also has a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.) from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Gyllin is active in the community as a graduate of Leadership Florida, Leadership Orlando and Leadership Seminole. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Lake Mary, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), serves on the boards of Leadership Seminole, Florida Citrus Sports, Seminole County Regional Chamber, Career Source - Central Florida, and was a trustee and former commissioner with the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). His goal is to connect people with their passions and improve lives through philanthropy.
Billy Osborne serves as Executive Assistant for the Foundation for Seminole State College and is responsible for supporting the Vice President for Resource & Economic Development and communicating with the Foundation Board of Directors.
- Billy Osborne
- Executive Assistant
Originally from Illinois, Billy graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2016. With over 5 years of administrative experience, he is proactive, responsive, and resourceful.
Since joining the Foundation in 2017, he has tackled multiple large-scale projects to improve the efficiency of the Foundation Office while effectively managing the expectations of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Outside of work, Billy enjoys spending time running, kayaking, gardening, traveling and going to theme parks.
Andrew joined the Foundation Team in 2018 in order to get more involved while taking classes at Seminole State College. He continues to appreciate the opportunities his position at the Foundation has provided for him to interact with many different people on campus and in the community.
- Andrew Ince-Ingram
- Office Assistant
Upon graduating from Seminole State College, Andrew was accepted into the University of Florida’s online Anthropology bachelors program.
Andrew enjoys travelling and learning about foreign cultures. His hobbies include physical fitness and hiking.
Elisa Rohr is the Coordinator of Scholarships and Stewardship for the Foundation for Seminole College. She manages over 300 scholarship accounts and truly enjoys connecting students with donors who share the common bond of education.
- Elisa Rohr
- Scholarship & Stewardship Coordinator
A first generation student, she is strong believer of Florida’s 2+2 system, having earned her associate’s degree from Eastern Florida State College and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from University of Central Florida. She received her Masters of Science in Strategic Communication from Troy University.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Elisa worked for the Florida Legislature and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority on funding and community issues. Her current responsibilities connect her experience and communication skills with her passion for helping others.
Married for over 25 years, Elisa is the proud mother of two grown sons. In her free time, you can find her near water – either swimming or boating.
Laura serves as the Interim Assistant Director of Development. In this role, Laura is responsible for the management of the Seminole State Alumni Association, Blue and Gold Circle, Presidents’ Club and marketing efforts as well as assisting with event sponsorships.
- Laura Schumacher
- Interim, Assistant Director of Development
Laura moved to Florida from Texas in 2012 after graduating with a bachelor’s in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University and completed her master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management from UCF in 2017 with an additional certificate in Fundraising. Laura worked at Florida Polytechnic University before joining the Foundation for Seminole State team in September of 2018. Laura currently serves as the President-Elect for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida and sits on the Speaking Series Committee for Seminole State College.
Laura lives with her husband, Tim, their dog, Pepper, and cat, Stitch. She enjoys going to the theme parks, the beach, and doing yoga! Her favorite season is fall and she loves all things pumpkin and scary.
Sean came to the Foundation in January 2020 and brings 25 years of private industry experience. He has worked for multinational corporations as well as being a small business owner. Previously he was the Controller for Florida Autism Center headquartered in Lake Mary and Andreyev Engineering based in Sanford.
- Sean Barth
- Director of Finance & Operations
In his role with the Foundation he oversees and manages the accounting department and endowment investments for the Foundation. Throughout his career, he has focused on building and operating highly efficient and effective accounting systems which resulted in quality internal and external reporting.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Accountancy from University of Central Florida. Sean and his wife Nina have lived in Seminole County for over 20 years and have two children, Ben and Natalie.
Kim joined the Foundation in April 2013. She was initially hired in a temporary part-time position to help with the yearly audit, but after a few months was hired full-time as the Accounting and Data Entry Specialist. She previously attended Indian River State College and is a Registered Nurse with experience in both hospital and office environments.
- Kim McKinnon
- Foundation Accounting Specialist
While her three boys were young, her and her husband decided she should stay home with the kids. During this time, she spent many hours volunteering at their schools and in the classroom, participating and chairing various committees, and serving as the “team mom” for her children’s various sports teams.
In 2001, her husband decided to leave his job at a large commercial construction firm and start his own successful business in which she became the bookkeeper, office manager, and executive assistant among fulfilling many other responsibilities. The business administration and office skills she learned during this experience is what helped bring her to her current position where she assists in managing the day-to-day business operations of the Foundation.
When not at work, Kim enjoys the beach, outdoor activities, painting, photography, and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Bonita started at the Foundation as the part-time Office Assistant in 2015. After briefly leaving in 2017, she was then re-hired in 2018 as the full-time Database Coordinator. In her current role, she manages the donor database, records donation and gift transactions, and generates complex reports.
- Bonita McCoy
- Foundation Database Coordinator
Prior to joining the Foundation, she earned two associates degrees in Pre-Med and Business Administration, worked for Darden Restaurants for 17 years in the property accounting and facilities departments, and owned her own pet boutique business.
In her spare time, Bonita enjoys sewing, crafting, and spending time with her husband and eleven grandchildren.