Braulio Colón
Executive Director

Braulio Colón joined FCAN in 2023. He brings to FCAN over 20 years of professional experience in education community work as a non-profit executive, grantmaker, and system-change strategist. Most recently, he served as Vice President for Florida Student Success Initiatives at Helios Education Foundation where he served as a strategic lead in the Foundation’s community investment activities. Prior to Helios, Braulio co-founded and led the design and development of the Florida College Access Network as a statewide organization based at the University of South Florida.

Adam Lindberg
Director of Research and Policy

Adam Lindberg joined FCAN in 2022. His work focuses on supporting FCAN’s higher education research, data, and policy advocacy initiatives. Prior to joining FCAN, Adam spent ten years working in various student affairs roles at postsecondary institutions of all sizes. His primary responsibilities included assessment and research, data analysis, emergency planning, and student conduct initiatives. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and French from Randolph-Macon College, a master’s degree in higher education and counseling psychology from James Madison University, and a doctorate degree in organization science and leadership from James Madison University. In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with family, enjoying the outdoors, attending live sporting events, and reading every legal thriller he can find

Adriana Pavicic
Community Engagement Coordinator

Adriana Pavicic joined FCAN in 2021. Her work focuses on College Ready Florida, FCAN’s statewide initiatives aimed at supporting a college-going culture. She has experience in public relations and marketing, previously participating in the Google Ad Grants Online Marketing Challenge. Prior to joining FCAN, Adriana also worked as a teacher’s aide in a K-8 school in Pinellas County. Adriana holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a concentration in advertising from the University of South Florida, where she also minored in public health. She enjoys writing, going to the beach, and hanging out with her Yorkie.

Deborah Martin
Policy Analyst

Deborah Martin joined FCAN in 2021. She analyzes complex education policy in Florida, specifically to inform  various stakeholders of the impact legislative actions have on college access and readiness. Deborah’s previous experience working for the Florida Legislature, including her knowledge of the legislative process and the intricacies of public policy, support her current work at FCAN. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a bachelor’s degree in public health, both from the University of South Florida. She is a proud first-generation college graduate, dedicated to assisting others in achieving that same goal through her role at FCAN. Deborah also enjoys going to the beach and the gym, spending time with her family and friends, and is always listening to music.

John Ceballos
Communications Manager

John Ceballos joined FCAN in 2017. John manages FCAN’s communications strategies and social media pages, fields media requests, and produces content for the organization’s website, blog, and e-newsletter highlighting the work of FCAN’s partners. Prior to joining FCAN, John spent more than a decade working as a newspaper reporter for The Tampa Tribune and The Ledger in Lakeland. John holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. John also enjoys swing dancing and is proud papa to two corgis and one tortoise.

Laurie Meggesin
Senior Advisor




Trace Kingham
Events Consultant



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