• Mrs. Erika Donalds: Vice Chair



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    Mrs. Erika Donalds: Vice Chair


    District 3:

    Calusa Park Elementary, Golden Gate Elementary, Golden Gate Middle, Golden Gate High, Golden Terrace Elementary, Gulf Coast High, Laurel Oak Elementary, Mike Davis Elementary, Oakridge Middle, and Vineyards Elementary.

    Term Expires: 11/2018  

    Contact Me:

    School Board Office (239) 377-0485
    Email: donale@collierschools.com


    Erika Donalds graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Accounting from Florida State University and holds a Masters in Accountancy from Florida Atlantic University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

    Erika is Chief Financial Officer/Chief Compliance Officer and Partner at Dalton, Greiner, Hartman, Maher & Co., LLC (DGHM), a New York-based investment management firm. She has been with the firm over 12 years and currently manages financial reporting, budgeting, audit & tax, and compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS).

    Erika is a founding member and Past President of Parents R.O.C.K., “Parents’ Rights Of Choice for Kids”, a non-profit focused on uniting parents and providing representation for parent and student interests on state and local education issues. She has served as an Advisory Board Member for Mason Classical Academy, a Hillsdale College public charter school in Collier County, and is also the weekly Education Correspondent for Daybreak on 92.5FM Fox News Radio.

    Since moving to Naples in 2002, Erika and her husband Byron have counseled countless families in the areas of budgeting, financial planning and credit restoration. Erika has facilitated Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at her church, Living Word Family Church of Naples, where she also served in the youth ministry for 10 years.

    Erika and Byron live in Naples and have three sons – Damon, Darin & Mason.