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PACE Center for Girls, Inc.
One West Adams Street, Suite 301
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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PACE Center for Girls serves girls in 19 Centers throughtout Florida. To contact an individual Center for questions or to apply for enrollment, click on the location icon in the map to the left to locate the Center serving girls in your community.
Mary Marx, President & CEO
Mary Marx is the President & CEO of PACE Center for Girls, Inc., and in her tenure as CEO has led the organization through a transformational period of growth. PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is made up of 19 PACE Centers across Florida. With a combined staff of more than 400 and $38M in revenue, PACE serves more than 2,000 girls and young women annually.
Shana Brodnax, Chief Program Officer
Shana Brodnax is the Chief Program Officer of PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Prior to joining PACE in September 2014, she served as a Senior Manager at the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) for seven years, first leading its comprehensive early childhood programs, and then transitioning to head up its elementary, middle, and high school programs serving more than 4,000 children.
Nona C. Jones, Chief External Affairs Officer
Nona C. Jones is Chief External Affairs Officer for PACE Center for Girls, Inc., providing leadership in the areas of organizational brand strategy, resource development, board development, state and federal legislative advocacy, and national expansion strategy. Immediately prior to assuming a staff role at PACE, she served as Vice Chair of its Board of Trustees.
Thresa Giles, Chief Business Officer
As Chief Business Officer since 2011, Thresa Giles stands at the forefront of business and operation processes for PACE Center for Girls, Inc. She has been a finance and operations professional for more than 17 years. Most recently completing the Wharton School of Business –Strategic CFO Executive program. She leads and oversees Information Technology, Finance, Risk Management & Facilities and Business Intelligence, ensuring that limited resources are strategically used to support PACE's mission – believing in the empowerment of girls.
Yessica Cancel, Chief Organizational Development Officer
Yessica joined PACE Center for Girls, Inc., in November 2011, bringing more than 13 years of varied experience in human resource and organizational development leadership as part of start-up as well as international private organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in multilingual/multicultural education as well as a master’s degree in human resource management, and is certified as a Compensation Professional (CCP) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).