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Meet the Team

Lili G. Murphy

Executive Director

Gwen-Harris

Gwendolyn Harris

Program Coordinator

Debi Embry

Training and Events
Coordinator

Holly McPhail

Communications & Strategy Consultant

Lili G. Murphy

Executive Director

Liliana “Lili” Gomez Murphy was named the Executive Director of the Florida Afterschool Network in February 2022. Previously, Lili served as the statewide assistant director for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program at the Florida Department of Education. In this capacity, she was immersed in working with afterschool programs and stakeholders, as well as administering grant resources. She has also held positions with Help Me Grow Florida and the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe. Lili serves as the Board Vice President for the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Foundation Second Circuit and as a GAL for two children. She graduated from Florida State University and is bilingual.

Gwendolyn Harris

Program Coordinator

Ms. Gwendolyn Harris, PhD, joined the FAN team in July 2022 as the Quality Program and Training Coordinator.  She has extensive history in grants management, technical assistance and training, holding recent positions with the Florida A&M University and Florida Department of Education. In this new role, Gwen will develop and coordinate new training opportunities to help out-of-school- time providers and practitioners enhance program quality, including increasing access to resources, providing technical assistance for quality standard implementation and facilitating regional communities of practice. Gwen grew up in Quincy, Florida, and is a product of the public school system in Gadsden County. She holds a Masters of Education and Doctor of Philosophy from Florida A&M University.

Debi Embry

Training Coordinator

Debi Embry is the Training Coordinator for the Florida Afterschool Network. Debi’s career includes over 25 years working with afterschool programs for Brevard Public Schools as an afterschool program site coordinator and 20 years as Brevard’s district afterschool coordinator overseeing as many as 58 fee-based afterschool programs and nineteen 21st Century Community Learning Center programs. Beginning in 2004, her role also included overseeing operations for 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs. She had the privilege of supervising an amazing afterschool team who shared program operation responsibilities including workforce development, staff training, fiscal management, parent and student satisfaction, and grant writing. Brevard’s afterschool programs were committed to Florida’s quality standards and exemplary site leadership. Debi served on the Florida Afterschool Alliance (FASA) Board of Directors for many years and since 2015 has served as a consultant for FASA to support conferences, training, membership, and finances.

Holly McPhail

Communications & Strategy Consultant

Holly McPhail manages communications for the Florida Afterschool Network, as well as provides strategic consultation for the organization’s program and funding development.  As the chief strategist & creator at Windwood Communications, LLC, a boutique communications firm in Tallahassee, Florida, Holly specializes in helping organizations and small businesses build communities online and in real life. With nearly two decades of experience, she has worked with large statewide organizations coordinating communications, marketing, advocacy efforts and events. Her clients include several local government, statewide associations, early learning programs, literacy campaigns and more. Holly is very active in her home community serving as a ‘connector’ for many individuals and programs and currently serves as chair person for Capital City Youth Services, a crisis shelter for youth. Holly holds degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and International Affairs with concentrations in Anthropology and Economics from the Florida State University.

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