Executive Staff

Neal McGarry

President and CEO

Neal A. McGarry brings more than 30 years of industry experience in professional credentialing, and has served as the President and CEO of the Florida Certification Board for the past 25 years.  Mr. McGarry is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of effective management for this non-profit organization, including planning, policy development, and implementation. He has grown the organization from certifying addiction counselors only to the more than 30 types of credentials offered today. Mr. McGarry sits on numerous boards of directors for addiction service organizations. Mr. McGarry is also President and CEO of Comprehensive Examination Services, Inc., an exam development and exam-grading corporation. This corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Florida Certification Board, Inc.

Amy Farrington

Director of Certification

Amy Farrington holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Design and brings more than 20 years of statewide and national experience developing and administering professional adult education, training, and certification programs. She has been responsible for the development and administration of all facets of FCB’s professional certification programs. Prior to joining the FCB in 2006, she served as the Director of Education and Training at the Florida Department of Children and Families.  Mrs. Farrington is also the Director of Comprehensive Examination Services, Inc., an exam development and exam-grading corporation. This corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Florida Certification Board, Inc.

Pamela Waters, MEd, MCAP, CPP

Director of Operations

Pamela Waters brings valuable experience having 35 years as a senior level administrator in multiple sectors, including: workforce development and professional certification, government, professional trade association management, and non-profit organizations. From 2002-2012, she was the director of the Southern Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center, a federally funded center that specialized in improving addiction treatment practices through professional development of the workforce. Prior to this, she served for a decade as the assistant director of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, attending to the interests of addiction service providers through public policy development, state system issues, and legislative advocacy. She has a Master’s degree in Community Counseling and holds credentials as a Certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional (MCAP) and a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP).


Auna Moore, MPA

Certification Systems Manager

Elisa McKenzie

Senior Accountant

Hae Young Kim, PhD


La’Shanda Jones, MBA

Special Projects Manager/Ethics Investigator
Ljones@flcertificationboard.org or Lfarmer@flcertificationboard.org

Latonya L. Randolph

Testing Manager

Charity Waymon-Gay

Certification Specialist II

Cherrye Bess

Certification Specialist

Ivania Adams

Administrative Assistant

Justin Snyder

Certification Specialist

La’Kaishia Davis

Certification Specialist

Nathaniel Jackson

Certification Specialist

Rhiannon Long

Certification Specialist

Sefton Donald

Administrative Assistant

Sylvester Peck

Certification Specialist

Tambreia Evans

Certification Specialist

Henry Coakley

Accounting Assistant