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Jim Roach Jim Roach
Chair, SJR State Athletic Association

EDUCATION:
- Northern Illinois University, Bachelor’s degree in Education
- Nova Southeastern University, Master’s degree

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Putnam County School District, Associate Superintendent of Schools
- 37 years of experience as an educator and school administrator
- Florida Association of School Administrators
- Florida Educational Negotiators
- Palatka Golf Club Advisory Board



Shelly Averett Shelly Averett
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1984-1986

EDUCATION:
- St. Johns River State College, A.S.

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Palatka High School Softball Boosters, Treasurer 2010-2012
- SJR State Softball volunteer 2012-2014
- SJR State National Student Day Coordinator 2012-2015
- St. Johns River State College, College-wide Bookstore Manager
- Employed in the SJR State Bookstore for over 28 years



Chip Dew Chip Dew
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1990-92

EDUCATION:
- Saint Leo University, B.A.

- CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- First Coast Technical College, Finance Specialist
- Sunrise Rotary Club of Palatka
- Northeast Florida Association of Realtors



Larry Harvey Lawrence "Larry" P. Harvey
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1979-80

EDUCATION:
- University of Florida, Insurance designation

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- President and CEO Harvey Insurance Agency, Inc. 1991 - 2013
- Florida Association of Insurance Agents
- Palatka Sunrise Rotary
- Putnam Chamber of Commerce Board
- Putnam County Board of County Commissioners
- Chairman of Relay for life
- Take Stock in Children



Steve Overturf Steve Overturf
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1977-79
SJR State Athlete – Baseball

EDUCATION:
- Flagler College, B.A.; Flagler Saints Baseball
- Gupton-Jones College, A.S.

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home, Director
- Azalea City Kiwanis Club
- Haven Hospice Community Advisory Board
- Palatka-Putnam County Senior Citizens, Inc.
- Putnam Chamber of Commerce



Bobby Payne Bobby Payne
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1977-78
SJR State Athlete – Baseball

EDUCATION:
- Jacksonville University, B.A.
- Nova Southeastern University, M.B.A.

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Seminole Electric Coop., Inc., Electric Utility Manager
- Rotary Club Palatka Sunrise
- Haven Hospice Advisory Board
- Putnam Chamber of Commerce Board



Holly Pickens Holly Pickens
SJR State Athletic Association

EDUCATION:
- Manatee Junior College - A.A.
- University of Florida - B.S.

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- 34 years as a physical education teacher, Putnam County School District
- 33 years as head volleyball coach at Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School
- 10 years as head girls' basketball coach at Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School
- 4 years as assistant softball coach at Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School



Tommy Strickland Tommy Strickland
SJR State Athletic Association

SJR State Alumnus 1960-62
SJR State Athlete – Baseball

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Strickland Auto Sales
- Victory Christian Fellowship
- Palatka Christian Service Center



John R. Theobold John R. Theobold
SJR State Athletic Association
Assistant Athletic Director

SJR State Alumnus 1971-72
SJR State Athlete – Baseball

EDUCATION:
- University of North Florida, B.A.
- University of North Florida, M.A.

CAREER/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Putnam County School District, Retired Administrator
- SJR State Foundation Board
- SJR State Athletic Association Board
- United Way Board of Directors
- Florida Educational Negotiators Board
- Board of Directors Lee Conlee House
- Board of Directors Putnam County Recreation Council

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