Board of Directors

Mickey G. Gauldin, P.E., Former Director of Customer Services

Mickey Gauldin, retired, worked for Sumter Electric Cooperative, Inc. for almost 15 years and was most recently their Director of Customer Services. Prior to Sumter Electric, he worked for Florida Power Corporation. He holds a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.

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Judith L. Beda, Assistant Compliance Officer, Central Florida Health (CFH)

Mrs. Beda has served in the healthcare field for over 30 years; 25 years at Central Florida Health (CFH); most recently as the Compliance Officer. The majority of her career has been in Clinical Information Technology and Telecommunications. She has State of Florida Registered Professional Nurse Licensure, a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and also Healthcare Compliance Certification and Healthcare Privacy Compliance certifications. She is a Member of the Florida Healthcare Corporate Compliance Association (FHCCA) and Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). She has been a resident of Florida since 1984 and is a current resident of Tavares.

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Rev. Isaac B. Deas, II, Ed.D. – Consultant

Rev. Dr. Isaac Deas, LMHC, is the Senior Pastor of New Bethel Community Church in Summerfield, retired Inter-Faith Chaplain at Cornerstone Hospice, and is the CEO/President of Deas Consulting. He is also President of Advocating 4 Kids, a not-for-profit agency which raises funds for homeless youth in Lake County. In addition, he serves on the Lake Sumter Community College Foundation Board, as well as, several additional boards in the area.

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Fred A. M. Cobb, Retired Law Enforcement Executive

Mr. Cobb is a retired Senior Law Enforcement Executive with over 45 years of diverse local, state, federal, and international criminal justice and law enforcement experience.  He began his law enforcement career in 1968, during his last year in the U.S. Marine Corps, after serving a combat tour in Vietnam as an Aviation Ordinance Specialist. In 1971, Mr. Cobb returned to active duty in the United States Air Forces, where he served as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), retiring in 1988.  Mr. Cobb is a retired AFOSI Special Agent-In-Charge, a retired Florida Chief of Police and Sheriff.  During his criminal justice career, Mr. Cobb also worked as a Juvenile Justice Intake Counselor for the State of Florida and as a Pretrial Services Coordinator in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida.

He holds a Masters of Public Administration Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, and an Associate Degree in Police Science. In addition to his formal education, Mr. Cobb has completed over 1500 hours of specialized criminal justice and law enforcement training. He is a graduate of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Chief Executive Seminar.  Prior to his retirement in July 2015, he served as a member the Florida Police Chiefs Association’s Board of Directors and was a member of the Association’s Profession Standards Committee.  He also served as the Secretary/Treasurer for the West Central Florida Police Chiefs Association.   He is currently a member of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Florida Chiefs of Police Association, and the Florida Sheriffs Association.  Mr. Cobb has been a member of the Lake Technical College’s Board of Directors since January 2010.

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Richard D. Keith, Fire Chief – Tavares

Chief Richard Keith has served as the Fire Chief for the City of Tavares since 2006.  His prior service has included the Reedy Creek Improvement District, City of Leesburg, City of Minneola, South Lake Ambulance Service and Florida Regional EMS, the United States Air Force, and the United States Coast Guard Reserve.  He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy – Executive Fire Officer Program and the State of Florida Certified Public Manager Program.  He has an A.S. Degree in Fire Science from Valencia Community College and a B.S. Degree in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University.  Chief Keith graduated in 1983 from the Paramedic Program at Lake-Sumter Vocational-Technical Center (the old name for Lake Technical College), and continues to use his Paramedic license today.  Chief Keith also serves at Lake Technical College as a member of our school’s Advisory Committee on Fire Training.

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Carl “C.A.” Vossberg, IV, President of Electron Machine Corp.

Mr. Carl “C.A.” Vossberg, IV, is President of Electron Machine Corporation, a family-owned business. He has served in the capacity of Electrician, Project Engineer, and in 2005, was named Vice-President/General Manager. Mr. Vossberg is also managing partner of a wholesale tree nursery business and is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Lake County. Mr. Vossberg has served as officer and member of many local community Boards and Committees, including President, Umatilla Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Member, Lake County Chamber Alliance. He holds an M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida. He has been awarded the 2013 Governor’s Innovators in Business Award: Export Excellence in a Major Market and the FLATE 2018 Distinguished Partner Manufacturing Service Award.

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Gerald Cobb, Owner of Cobb’s Triangle Tractor

Jerry Cobb is the owner of Cobb’s Triangle Tractor in Eustis, Florida. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Jerry moved to Florida in 1962, and has been a resident of Lake County for the past 57 years.

After having served in the Marine Corps from 1968 – 1972, Jerry began his career after completing the Diesel Agri Mechanic at Lake County Vo-Tech (now Lake Technical College). He was hired as an instructor in 1975 teaching the same program he had completed.

In 1983, Jerry opened Cobb’s Triangle Tractor providing farm equipment and services to local clients, and has been an integral part of the farming community for over 35 years. In 2018, Jerry developed a new industrial park on 30 acres next to the dealership.

Jerry has served on numerous boards in Lake County including The Lake County Fair Board, Lake Eustis Chamber of Commerce, East Lake Chamber of Commerce,  FFA, and now the Lake Technical College Board of Directors.

Jerry has been married to his wife and partner, Nan Cobb for 25 years.

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David Steele, Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Central Florida Health

Mr. David Steele is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Central Florida Health (CFH). David has 30 years of health care experience, with the majority in the areas of Information Technology, Financial Decision Support, and Strategic Planning. He has been with CFH since July 2012.

David has a Master of Science in Health Informatics from Walden University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. He is an active member in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and serves as an Advisory Board Member for The Salvation Army of Lake and Sumter Counties.

David was raised in Plantation, Florida and he and his family currently reside in Eustis.

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Timothy Morris, Vice President of Ernie Morris Enterprises, Inc.

Tim Morris is Vice President of Ernie Morris Enterprises, Inc.; a family owned business commercial office products and furniture dealership established in 1968.

Mr. Morris is also managing partner in TNT Installation and T&R Holdings and a graduate of Leadership Lake Class of 1999.  He is a graduate of Lake- Sumter Community College (currently Lake-Sumter State College) with an AA in Business Management and is an honorary member of Sigma Beta Delta Society in Business Management and Administration.

His present community board service includes Trustee of Lake-Sumter State College, Chairman of Lifestream Behavioral Center, Vice Chairman of Progress Health, Lake 100 and Vice Chairman Lake County Planning and Zoning.

Mr. Morris is an advocate for improving the quality of life in Lake and Sumter Counties.

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DeAnna D. Thomas, Executive Director of Lake Technical College

DeAnna Thomas is a native Floridian and has lived in Lake County since 1981. She currently serves as the Executive Director at Lake Technical College. Her workforce development experience spans almost thirty years, with nearly eleven years in leadership roles such as Program Coordinator, Dean of Enrollment Management, Dean of Student Affairs, Assistant Director, and Director of Operations. DeAnna is firmly committed to accomplishing Lake Tech’s mission to be an integral component of the economic growth and development in our communities by offering a variety of high quality career-education and training opportunities.

DeAnna Thomas earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree from the University of South Florida. DeAnna has been the recipient of many honors such as Teacher of the Year and the SkillsUSA Florida Leadership award. She has served on numerous boards and committees, including ACE of Florida, the Florida Department of Education IET committee and Adult Education Data Committee, CareerSource Central Florida, and the United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties.

DeAnna is most proud of her lifelong commitment to workforce education and the value it brings. Her education began in career and technical education (CTE) as a dual enrolled high school student and her success today is a true testament to the opportunities CTE provides for everyone. DeAnna is inspired daily by her husband, children, and grandchildren. In her free time she likes to read, bake, and travel.

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Meeting Dates and Minutes

The following schedule of meetings for the 2020-2021 school year has been set for the Lake Technical College Charter Board of Directors. All public meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Lake Tech Dining Room.

2020-2021 meeting dates & minutes:

Lake Tech follows the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations and requires all guests of Lake Tech to wear a face mask. Guests in attendance will be seated in an arrangement for social distancing.

Requests to speak at the meeting on an agenda topic may be submitted. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for instructions.

2019-2020 meeting dates & minutes:

2018-2019 meeting dates & minutes:

2017-2018 meeting dates & minutes:

2016-2017 meeting dates & minutes:

2015-2016 meeting dates & minutes:

2014-2015 meeting dates & minutes:

2013-2014 meeting dates & minutes:


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QUESTIONS about LTC’s Charter Board of Directors Meeting agenda or requests to add an item to the agenda can be directed to Lana Payne at paynel@lake.k12.fl.uscreate new email, (352) 589-2250 Ext. 1810/1815.

REQUEST TO BE HEARD –  To make a request to be heard during the public comment section of LTC’s Charter Board of Directors Meeting, please contact Lana Payne at paynel@lake.k12.fl.uscreate new email, (352) 589-2250 Ext. 1810/1815.