Groundwork Jacksonville, Inc. expands team with four new members

Groundwork Jacksonville, Inc. expands team with four new members
Top Left: Janet Reagor, Top Right: Joni Turne, Bottom Left: Julia Ramer, Bottom Right: Nancy Schneider

Groundwork Jacksonville, Inc., the City’s nonprofit partner in building the Emerald Trail and restoring Hogans and McCoys creeks, has added new staff to increase capacity for the growing organization.

Janet Reagor was appointed COO, directing day-to-day operations including human resources, facilities and operational policies and procedures that support the growth of Groundwork Jacksonville. Janet is also responsible for the effective development and execution of programs that reflect Groundwork’s mission, values and commitment to the community. She has held leadership positions with LSF Health Systems, Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Sanctuary on 8th Street and Dignity U Wear. 

Nancy Schneider, a Jacksonville native, is Groundwork Jacksonville’s new Director of Development & Partnerships. Nancy is responsible for leading and implementing development strategies, donor cultivation and stewardship, and establishing strategic partnerships with businesses and key stakeholders. Her career spans more than 25 years and includes implementation of a program for an Indianapolis private school that was recognized, both locally and nationally, as a model of diversity, community renewal, and academic success for grades Pre-K through 8.

Julia Ramer has joined as a Development & Communications Coordinator, supporting Schneider. She is a University of North Florida (UNF) graduate with more than five years of experience in Jacksonville’s nonprofit sector. Prior to joining Groundwork, she was Community Relations and Volunteer Coordinator for Girls Inc.

Joni Turner, also a UNF graduate, is Groundwork’s new Community Engagement Coordinator, responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders of Jacksonville’s urban core neighborhoods. She works to ensure residents and business owners stay informed about —and have a voice in—Groundwork initiatives including the Emerald Trail and creek restoration projects.

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