About Us

Creating a better future for deserving students.

That’s the proven approach of Take Stock in Children (TSIC). For over 20 years, TSIC of Duval County has been changing the lives of deserving (or under-served) children, and now Putnam County, by combining in-school support through a college success coach, the promise of a 2-year college or vocational school tuition scholarship and most importantly the guidance of a caring mentor.

Leadership Council

Andy Baggs

Morgan Stanley

Pamela Barrett

First Coast News

Andy Carroll

Florida Blue

Curt Cunkle


Rick Doran

Arlington Toyota

Anthony Glen


Kirk Hansen

Retired CCS Presentation Systems

Lisa Shilling


Steven Wallace

Corporate Wine


Kristin Carter
Student Services Coordinator

(904) 730-1872

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Duval County Team

Jeff Tranovich
College Success Coach

(904) 338-5890

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Monet Gist
College Success Coach

(904) 600-3525

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Kaleigh Marsh
College Success Coach & New Student Enrollment

(904) 341-6002

[email protected]

Emily Fulton
College Success Coach

(904) 479-2221

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Mercede New
Mentor Coordinator

(904) 730-1854

[email protected]

Ariana Johnson
College Navigator

(904) 454-4473

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Natali Zaher
College Navigator

(904) 454-4481

[email protected]

Putnam County Team

Wendy Hansford
College Success Coach

(386) 590-5859

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Suwannee County Team

Lesley Fry​​
TSIC Suwannee County Success Coach

(386) 251-9786

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