Scholarships, Mentors & Hope    

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Meet Our Team 



Our Leadership Team

Robin C. Lentz

Executive Director

(904) 548-4464

Kelli Bristow

Program Manager
(904) 548-4459

Robin C. Lentz

Growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, Robin C. Lentz pursued a degree in broadcast journalism at Georgia State University.  While in college, she worked full time at Fox Sports Net as a production assistant for a show that featured college sports.  After college graduation, she married Toby, an officer in the navy, and they relocated to Nassau County.  Lentz decided to change her career path from working in the journalism field to teaching journalism.  She began working for the Nassau County School Board in 2003 as a language art, reading and journalism teacher at Hilliard Middle Senior High School.  While teaching, she coached volleyball, cross country, basketball, and track and field.  

Lentz earned a master’s degree in education with a specialization in school counseling from the University of North Florida and worked as a school counselor at Yulee and Fernandina Beach Middle Schools from 2006-2018.  Over the years, she has volunteered with many organizations in Nassau County including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Take Stock in Children, Amelia Island Runners, Nassau Animal Services, Relay for Life, Amelia Island Montessori School, Friends of the Library, and the PTO at Southside Elementary School.  From 2014-2017, Lentz served as an elected city commissioner for the City of Fernandina Beach, including one year as the Mayor.  She and her husband, Toby, have a son, Avery and a daughter, Maddux.  As a family, they enjoy traveling to different baseball parks to cheer on the Atlanta Braves.  Robin is a passionate runner, and after ten years, she completed her goal of running a full marathon in all fifty states.

Robin joins Take Stock in Children Nassau with over fifteen years of education experience and a history with the organization.  She was a mentor early in her career and as a school counselor she helped recruit applicants to the program.  Lentz is excited to be a member of the Take Stock team.

Kelli Bristow

was raised in Wilmington, Delaware where she spent the majority of her childhood. In 1998, she moved to Melbourne, FL with her family where she attended high school. Upon graduating from high school, Kelli moved to Jacksonville, Florida where she pursed an Associate’s of Arts degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville, and later a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication—with a minor in public relations— from the University of North Florida (UNF).

While attending UNF, Kelli was awarded an internship with the Jacksonville Giants ABA professional basketball team. She also worked a full-time job while interning and studying at the university. A group of her peers appointed her account executive of their senior capstone project, which included the rebranding of a local (private) grade school.

In 2013, Kelli graduated from UNF and went on to become a member concierge for Massage Envy Spa, an obligatory position that oversaw the management and retention of more than 5,000 memberships. Under Kelli’s management, the Massage Envy locations in Jacksonville where recognized in 2015 as the number 1 and 2 spa locations out of 1200 stores nationwide.

Kelli, while employed with Massage Envy, volunteered much of her time to Operation New Uniform, a non-profit organization. She worked as the program coordinator, where she facilitated fundraising events with the organization’s CEO and coordinated Volunteer Corps. In addition, Kelli attended events at the Sawgrass Country Club and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the organization, to include’s military job fair. In her 9-months of volunteer work with Operation New Uniform, the non-profit in 2016 received award recognition from The Players Championship during military appreciation day.

In April of 2016, Kelli was employed as the leader and supervisor of the YMCA’s Welcome Center located in Jacksonville, Florida (Arlington). She took on the duties and responsibilities of managing the Welcome Center staff and department coordinators. She also worked closely with the First Coast Association’s CFO to craft a fiscal budget for the year. The local radio station 95.1 (WAPE) was incorporated by Kelly into the advertising scheme, as a special guest, to successfully promote local events.

Kelli future plans include the pursuit of a Master’s of Science in Communications from UNF.


Our College Success Coaches

Penny Glackin

College Success Coach
Fernandina Beach
(845) 803-1759

Phyllis Sipes 

College Success Coach
(904) 583-9490

Johnnie Green

College Success Coach  
Callahan & Hilliard
(904) 707-9399

Penny Glackin 
is one of our College Success Coaches for Fernandina Beach High School and Middle School. She graduated with a BS Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.
After serving her country, including Operation Desert Storm, she has had a varied and eclectic career ranging from elevator maintenance sales to gymnastics coach and beyond, while being a mother and Army Wife.  Her more recent experiences, and the ones that are applicable to her current position, were with College Admissions at USMA and as an Admissions Counselor at the George Mason University School of Law. 
Penny has become a Fernandina Pirate through and through and loves her new life on the Island.  She is currently in her third year at FBHS/MS and is looking forward to helping many many year groups of Take Stock in Children students through high school successfully and onto college!" 

Phyllis Sipes
is a native North Carolinian who attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.

While working as an elementary school teacher she met and married her Marine officer husband and that began a wonderfully interesting and varied life, both personally and professionally.With multiple moves came different career opportunities.

She has worked at an international school abroad, has been a substitute teacher, worked as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and most recently worked in a self-contained ESE (Exceptional Student Education) classroom. All of these jobs prepared her and led her to Take Stock in Children.

Phyllis and her husband Jack are the proud parents of Sheila, a 2016 graduate of Florida State University and Katie, a junior at the University of Florida. They love living in Fernandina Beach and sharing their empty nest with their silky terriers, Maile and Kea.

Johnnie Green

is a native of Nassau County, Florida, married to Evon Green. He attended Florida State College of Jacksonville and the University of North Florida. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.  In addition, he is a graduate of Truth Bible College of Jacksonville, Florida where he earned a Masters in Theology.

While working as a teacher in high School, he taught math, science, driver's education and physical education. He felt strongly about helping students reach their educational goals in life. His passion for teaching kept him inside the classroom for 30 years. Additionally, Mr. Green served as an athletic director for 14 years heading up basketball, baseball and track. In his spare time, he mentored at West Nassau for 4-years with TSIC.

In 1992, Mr. Green was voted by his colleagues as Teacher of the Year.

A pastor of St. James Baptist Church of Yulee, Mr. Green managed to divide his time between Concern Citizens of Hilliard, and The Amos White Community Center of Yulee where he served as president of both organizations.

Mr. Green is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served in Vietnam.