Meet the Alumni Ambassadors


The goals of the MPA Alumni Ambassadors program are to (1) create a platform for participants to share their experience and knowledge of the MPA degree and certificate programs in the community; (2) promote the degree and certificate programs; (3) assist in recruiting new students; and (4) help future graduates by connecting them with alumni. Ultimately, MPA Ambassadors will help transform our alumni connection within the MPA program and SPA, as well as strengthen our partnerships with the communities that we serve.

Jerell Blenman, MPA '20 LJ Capps, MPA '14 (they/them/theirs) Elizabeth Cardenas, MPA '17 Emily Colón, MPA '14
iconCorporal Detective - Temple Terrace Police Department sarah-cappsBorough Manager - East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania elizabeth-cardenasDivision Director, Compliance Services - Hillsborough County emily-colonDeputy City Manager - City of Lakeland
Xavier Colon, MPA '21 Cayla Duckworth, MPA '21 Chris Findley, MPA '21 Sane Haidara, MPA '19
iconRedevelopment Manager - City of Fort Myers iconRecruiter - RoMan Manufacturing iconSecurity Specialist - U.S. Department of Justice sane-haidaraFounder / President - ADCS, Mali
Sharon Hamisak, MPA '22 Octavia Jarnegan, MPA '21 Zoe Jenkins, MPA '18 Sean Lopez, MPA '19
iconAssistant Administrator, Board Management - Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital iconDirector, Customer Care - Hillsborough County Clerk of Court & Comptroller zoe-jenkinsSenior Budget Analyst - Jefferson County, Colorado sean-lopezManagement Analyst II, Office of Performance & Budget - City of Largo
Michael Manning, MPA '20 Denise McDaniel, MPA '22 Lisa Mifflin, MPA '08 Rebecca Moistner, MPA '21
iconDevelopment Services Director / Assistant City Administrator - City of Mexico Beach iconUtility Billing Manager - City of Plant City lisa-mifflinSouthern District Community Affairs Officer - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency iconTransportation Planner II - City of St. Petersburg
Susan Obarski, MPA '14 Ratna Okhai, MPA '15 Humayra Qadir, MPA '21 Alexis Searfoss, MPA '19
susan-obarskiSenior Director, Project Management Office - ISPE ratna-okhaiPhD Student, Public Policy & Governance - University of Central Florida iconClient Coordinator - The Center for Sales Strategy alexis-searfossOperations Associate - Corcoran Partners
Johnathan Sims, MPA '18 Christina Stevens, MPA '22 Okan Suler, MPA '19 Jeff Tillman, MPA '13
iconPlanner II - Polk County Board of County Commissioners iconDirector of Annual Giving - University of Tampa okan-sulerTreasury Controller - Ministry of Treasury & Finance, Turkey jeff-tillmanCity Manager - City of Auburndale
Justin Tramble, MPA '16 Edgardo Valentin, MPA '18 Liz Wooten-Reschke, MPA '06  
justin-trambleExecutive Director - Tampa Bay Waterkeeper iconRightpath Manager of Fiscal & Business Administration - University of South Florida liz-wootenPresident / CEO & Lead Consultant - Connect for More