Foundation for Community Driven Innovation

Board Members

The Foundation for Community Driven Innovation is managed by an all-volunteer board.

Steve 2Steve Willingham: A Systems Engineer by trade, Steve has been the key team leader on a wide variety of government projects for satellite communications, civil aviation, manned space flight, and commercial venues including insurance, financial services, medical technology, and accounting. Steve is the concept and design architect behind Tampa Bay’s precedent setting 10,000 sq. ft. public makerspace at the John F. Germany Library, and has served as Judge Advisor for FIRST Tech Challenge youth robotics programs in Florida. Steve is the co-owner of Eureka Factory.



Terri Willingham:   A professional writer, Terri is the author of two books on health,  co-author of the book, Makerspaces in Libraries (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), and author of the upcoming book, Complete Book of Library Makerspaces.  Her work is focused on helping empower individuals to live and learn in meaningful, personally fulfilling and socially productive ways.  She was Regional Director for FIRST in Central Florida from 2011-2017.



JoAnnJoAnn Fitzpatrick:  Creative Director at RealValidation, and owner of Studio 7 Communications, JoAnn is a graphic design and web developer, as well as a photographer and entrepreneur, with over 20 years experience in web and print design. She coaches FTC Team Duct Tape .





Chuck Stephens: Chuck Stephens works as a makerspace manager for Pasco County Libraries in central Florida. He’s also a STEM programming consultant with Eureka!Factory, a board member for the Foundation for Community Driven Innovation and a coach and mentor to three library-based FIRST robotics teams. He has a wide skill set gained from a life of boundless curiosity and a thirst for adventure. He believes in learning by doing and teaching by being.





Kirk 2Kirk Malone:  Kirk is  currently a Real Estate Agent , and was previously Account Executive and former President of TAB Products Co, LLC, a document management company.  Enthusiastic and a highly motivated team player, most recently Kirk had the opportunity to own his own business selling products and services to commercial and government accounts which he ultimately sold in 2013 and remained on as a consultant. He is an active community volunteer and FIRST mentor.