SKY Academy Board Members
Michelle A. Hazeltine
Landscape Design / CFO
Michelle is the Co-Founder, Owner and Chief Financial Officer of Hazeltine Nurseries, Inc. established in 1983. She graduated from Riverview High School, Sarasota, FL in 1984. From 1982 to 1986 she attended Sarasota County Technical Institute where she studied Landscape and Irrigation Design as well as Horticulture Production.
Michelle also is very involved in philanthropic and volunteer work in the Venice and Sarasota areas. Her experience has been focused in the areas of executive leadership, education and fundraising as well as children and family services. In her many years of community involvement, she has had the privilege and opportunity to lead and engender many local charitable organizations to prosper. She has been able to not only utilize her business experiences to benefit others but has also obtained new experiences to help her in her personal business roles.
Contact: Michelle Hazeltine, Board Chair
Dianne Cogburn, MPH, RD, LD/N, CWPC
Dianne has been a Registered Dietitian for over 25 years and currently the nutrition and lifestyle consultant for SKY Academy. Dianne has lived in Venice for 22 years, and has been involved in the YMCA as a member, a board member, and a consultant. She partners with Chef Dino to develop menus that focus on whole foods, prepared from scratch, and void of trans fats and high fructose corn syrup.
Dianne uses the food as medicine approach teaching the importance of using foods that boost health, performance, and reverse disease. She is also a triathlete and enjoys working in East Africa with the Maasai tribe in Longido, Tanzania.
Contact: Dianne Cogburn, RD
Joyce Evans Long moved to Sarasota in 1972 from Butler, PA. She has five brothers and two sisters. Joyce married Michael Long in Sarasota in 1976. She has two children Stephen and Nikole who both graduated from Venice High. After college, they both live in the area. Joyce feels blessed with five grandchildren who keep her busy.
Joyce is currently on the board for The Social Black Belt, which is a program for kids to learn how to handle life's stresses and situations that are not easy.
Joyce held previous positions as a MCC Woman's Foundation board member, served on the Woman's Hospital Board, and also on several boards within the Sarasota school system while her children were in school. Joyce was involved as a Venice Chamber member and served as their Education Chairman.
Contact: Joyce Long
Jane Chinnaswamy moved from Massachusetts to Venice to help with aging parents. Prior to Florida, Jane was enjoying her second career as high school math teacher and faculty chaperone to the Girls Who Code club and Technovation Challenge. Jane also has more than 15 years financial experience. Jane holds an MBA from Northeastern University and is a graduate of Bentley University. Jane and her husband, Mano, have three children in their 20s. They can be seen on the island walking their golden retrievers, Calvin and Hobbes, or riding their tandem bicycle. Jane is currently attempting to run a half-marathon in all 50 states.
Contact: Jane Chinnaswamy
Angie is the General Manager for Ruby Tuesday. She married her husband, Bill Chace, in 2000 and together they have three boys: Jack, who is a graduate of SKY and now, attends Venice High; Ted, who is in 8th grade at SKY; and Tom, who is in 6th grade at SKY.
Angie is a Venice Vikings Pop Warner Football and Cheer Board Member. She is also a team mom for the Crusaders. She enjoys watching her boys play sports, volunteering, and growing in faith at Fellowship Bible Church.
Contact: Angela Chace