The Project Makeover Board of Directors supports the mission and goals of Project Makeover. The Board is comprised of alumni members who represent diversity in thought, background, experience and community. Board members help cultivate the alumni base, engage new partners in public and private sectors and provide mentorship to the current PM Executive Board members.
Josh is the founder of Project Makeover and current Chair of the Project Makeover Board of Directors. After graduating from the University of Florida, Josh went on to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer in West Philadelphia, where he managed a community resource center that connected community members with basic social services. Josh then earned his Master of Public Administration from American University in Washington, D.C. where he now resides and continues his career in public service as a Management Analyst for the Peace Corps. As the Chair, Josh looks forward to strengthening community involvement with Project Makeover and advancing the organization's vision to enhance public education and civic engagement.
Avery graduated from the University of Florida in 2017. He served on the project team for three years, including one year on the executive board. During these years, he worked on makeovers at Metcalf, Rawlings and Stephen Foster. After leaving UF, Avery taught high school math in Oklahoma City and Tulsa public schools. He currently is a student at Harvard Law School with interests in litigation and public policy. As a former teacher, Avery knows that an enriching learning environment can change students' lives. As a board member, Avery is most excited about building an organizational foundation that will help PM improve its impact and reach.
NICOLLE VASQUEZ DEL FAVERO
Nicolle hails from Miami, Florida and currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia where she works as a civilian attorney with the Department of the Navy. Nicolle received her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in May 2014, and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Women's Studies. During her time in undergrad Nicolle was an active volunteer with PMUF, but truly fell in love with the organization when, with Josh Jackson's blessing, she brought the idea to Norfolk creating Project Makeover Hampton Roads. Nicolle is so excited to be part of Project Makeover, Inc. and cannot wait to see the new heights the organization reaches and the communities it continues to impact.
Kristina is a graduate of the University of Florida with both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Elementary Education. She has been an employee of the School Board of Alachua County for more than a decade and is currently serving as an Instructional Technology Coach. It is her hope that Project Makeover will continue to revolutionize its birthplace as well as become a global force for change.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Florida in 2020 with a degree in Accounting. During her time in PM she served as a volunteer, a Donations Captain, a Donations Coordinator and then as Executive Director. She worked on the makeovers at Stephen Foster, Terwilliger, Lake Forest, and Norton Elementary. Stephanie is currently a Graduate Student at the University of South Florida getting her Masters in Accountancy (MAcc), and serves on the Board of Directors as the Administrative Officer. As a member of PM, Stephanie is passionate about connecting college students to their local communities and educating people on education inequality.
Julianne Scherker is an Independent Educational Consultant, partnering with education organizations, networks, and school districts nationwide to coach leaders and teachers on implementing standards-aligned, equitable and data-driven instruction, create and facilitate professional development, and write blended learning curriculums. Prior to this role, Julianne served as a Dean of Curriculum and Instruction with Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn, New York, where she wrote curriculum, coached teachers, and led professional development. With a passion for educational equity, Julianne began her career as a Teach for America Corps Member in the Bronx serving as a founding teacher in an elementary school, and continued her work in Brownsville, Brooklyn as a Founding Grade 4 Lead Teacher. She holds a BA and MA in elementary education with a specialization in literacy from the University of Florida.