District Board of Trustees
The District Board of Trustees is the policy-making body for Tallahassee Community College. Trustees are appointed by the Governor and are confirmed by the Florida Senate.
Mr. Eugene Lamb, Jr., Chair – Mr. Lamb was appointed to the board in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and re-appointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2012. He was a teacher in the Leon County school district for 30 years. Also active in neighboring Gadsden County, Lamb served on the Gadsden County Commission for eight years, chairing the Commission from 2008 to 2010. Lamb represents Gadsden County.
Mr. Frank Messersmith, Vice-chair – Mr. Messersmith was appointed to the board by Governor Jeb Bush in 1999; he was reappointed by Governor Charlie Crist in 2007 and Governor Rick Scott in 2012. A former legislator and member of the Florida Public Service Commission, Messersmith is currently a consultant specializing in legislative and regulatory matters.
Ms. Donna G.
Callaway – Ms. Callaway, appointed by Governor Rick Scott in February 2012, returned to the board after having previously served from 1999 to 2004. She was first appointed in 1999 and reappointed in 2002, both times by Governor Jeb Bush. Her prior service included a term as board chair in 2003-04. Callaway was the principal of Tallahassee’s Raa Middle School from 2008 to 2013, as well as from 1994 to 2004. An educator since 1961, she has also served as a classroom teacher, media specialist and assista
nt principal. Before returning to Raa in 2008, she served four years (2004-08) on the Florida State Board of Education. Callaway represents Leon County.
Dr. Dana G. Callen – Dr. Callen was appointed to the board in 2009 by Governor Charlie Crist. Callen is a principal with Callen Consulting. She was previously a school administrator for Leon County Schools and has taught at St. Mary’s University, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College. Callen holds certification in Family and County Court Mediation from the Florida Supreme Court and was selected for Harvard University’s Writing, Reading and Civic Education Institute. She earned a Ph.D. from Florida State University and also has three master’s degrees. Callen represents Leon County.
Dr. Allison DeFoor – Dr. DeFoor was appointed to the board in 2009 by Governor Charlie Crist. DeFoor is an attorney. He began his academic career at a community college, and eventually became a lecturer at several universities. As a public servant, DeFoor did significant work in public policy on Everglades restoration. He also served as a judge and sheriff. DeFoor is now involved in the faith-based prison/penal reform movement from a policy standpoint and as a volunteer prison chaplain. DeFoor represents Wakulla County.
Ms. Karen B. Moore – Ms. Moore was originally appointed to the board in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and re-appointed in 2012 by Governor Rick Scott. She is the president of Moore Communications, a public relations and advertising firm. Moore previously served as president of the TCC Foundation Board, chairing the College's first capital campaign, which secured $10 million. She is also chair of the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County. Moore represents Leon County.