Foundation Staff Directory

John GyllinVice President, Resource and Economic Development; Foundation Executive Director407.708.4577
Sean BarthDirector of Finance and Operations407.708.4570
Laura SchumacherDirector of Development407.708.4576
Elisa RohrFoundation Scholarships Manager407.708.4572
Bonita McCoyFoundation Database Coordinator407.708.4569
Kimberly McKinnonFoundation Accounting Specialist407.708.4571
Michael RaptisFoundation Development Specialist407.708.4581


John Gyllin headshot wearing a dark blue suite, white shirt and yellow tie

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
  • 407.708.4577

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.

Sean Barth headshot wearing a dark blue suit, cream shirt, and red tie

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
  • 407.708.4570

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.

Laura Schumacher headshot wearing blue cardigan and black shirt

Laura serves as the 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 manages events.

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 Immediate Past President for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida and sits on the Speaking Series Committee, Curriculum Committee, and AFC Board 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.

Elisa Rohr is the Manager of Scholarships 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
  • Manager, Foundation Scholarships
  • 407.708.4572

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.

Bonita McCoy headshot wearing a white, black, and gray shirt with pink flowers

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Michael Raptis headshot wearing a white shirt.

Michael Raptis, a digital media expert and tech developer, joined the Foundation for Seminole State College in May 2023. As the Foundation development specialist, Michael ensures the success of Foundation initiatives through the promotion of and adherence to best practices in the areas of digital communication, social media and information technology.

Michael provides pertinent insight on the continuous advancement taking place in these fields and endeavors to encourage others to adopt the methodology of pragmatic digital transformation. He also serves as an all-around go-getter for his team facilitating software configuration, optimization of workflows, event planning, data management and donor stewardship.

Michael holds an associate degree in digital media from Seminole State College and is an alumnus of the University of Central Florida.

In high school, Michael was elected to serve Key Club International’s Pennsylvania District as Lt. governor as a member of the board, and subsequently district editor on the executive board. He is a certified trainer and second-degree black belt in To-Shin Do, a Japanese self-defense martial art, and has been practicing for 14 years.

Michael lives in Sanford with his wife Amy, their dog, Stella, and cat, King Bobo.


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