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Movers and Shakers: February

Movers and Shakers: February

Breanna Gallo 

Randy Olney 

CHW Professional Consultants has announced Randy Olney, PE, as the 2024 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Gainesville chapter president. In this role, Olney will be responsible for working with local branch members and the Florida section board of directors to enhance organizational efforts and industry leadership.  

With over 19 years of civil engineering skills, he is equipped to tackle issues such as stormwater analysis, design, modeling, utility design and site permitting. Olney previously served as the CHW director of engineering for land development services. He has also served as the Public Works director for Citrus County and has worked with several environmental and regulatory permitting agencies. 

Jennifer L. Hunt 

The University of Florida College of Medicine has appointed Jennifer L. Hunt, M.D., M.Ed. to be the interim dean. As interim dean, she will oversee the continued growth of the college’s academic missions, programs for faculty and staff retention, strategic expansion of the research enterprise and more. Hunt also serves as the chair of the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine in addition to her role as the chief of staff at UF Health Shands. 

Hunt received her medical and master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also completed a residency in anatomic pathology and a fellowship in molecular genetic pathology. She is also an internationally known head and neck and molecular pathologist, authoring more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific publications in her subspecialty and other areas. 

Dr. J Scott Angle 

Dr J. Scott Angle has been named the new provost of the University of Florida. He previously served as the interim provost. Thanks to his engagement and trust earned by colleagues at UF’s 16 colleges, in addition to his work with breaking down bureaucratic silos, he was offered the position permanently. Angle has over 40 years of experience in agricultural science; as a dean of a college of agriculture, as a CEO of a global nonprofit organization and through efforts to end world hunger, he exhibits the strong leadership experience needed for this position.  

Dr. Angle received a Bachelor of Science in agronomy and a Master of Science in soil microbiology and chemistry from the University of Maryland. He also earned his Ph.D. with an emphasis on soil microbiology from the University of Missouri. 

Justice Alexander 

Eastside High School senior Justice Alexander has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Edna M. Hart Keeper of the Dream Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to an Alachua County student who demonstrates exemplary community service, academic achievement, creativity and more, embracing Dr. King’s philosophy of “keeping the dream alive.” This decision was made by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of Florida, for which Alexander will also be the keynote speaker at the 40th Anniversary King Celebration, held by the commission. 

Alexander’s academic standing, leadership roles, extracurriculars and community involvement all made her the perfect candidate for this award. In addition to her 4.04 weighted grade point average, she serves as Eastside’s student body president, co-president of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society), president of the EHS HOPE Squad and more. She is also involved in the EHS National English Honor Society, Pre-Collegiate, Alachua County Teen Court, NAACP Youth Council and is the clarinet section leader for the Eastside High School Marching and Symphonic Bands. Alexander has also made a well-known presence in the community by playing the clarinet during weekly church services and singing performances at other community events. 

Dr. Natalya Bannister Roby 

Episcopal Children’s Services has named Dr. Natalya Bannister Roby its new CEO. This youth non-profit organization serves thousands of children and families throughout Florida by offering early childhood education and holistic family services. Dr. Bannister Roby will oversee the strategic vision of the organization and its daily operations.  

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Dr. Bannister Roby received a Master of Science in Health Education and Behavioral Science from the University of Florida. She also received her Doctoral Degree in Education Leadership, with a specialization in Executive and Organizational Leadership, from the University of North Florida. Additionally, Dr. Bannister Roby has worked with the Boys & Girls Club, PACE Center for Girls and has been a speaker for TedxUF, where she shared her philosophy of “The Power of Leading with Love.” 

Mike Walsh 

After more than 33 years with the company, Mike Walsh has retired as president of Parrish McCall Constructors. Walsh takes pride in his extensive tenure at Parrish, emphasizing the numerous significant buildings and relationships established during this period. 

In his latest endeavor, Pathway Project Consulting, Walsh aims to assist individuals with their commercial construction projects, manage people and optimize processes for successful outcomes and unprecedented achievements. 

Walsh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in building construction from the University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker School of Construction in 1986 and has been a Florida state-certified general contractor since 1992. 

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