Meet our officers

President: Corina Velasquez
Assistant Director, Talent Management, College of MedicineCorina Velasquez is HR assistant director at the UF College of Medicine with a strategic focus on talent management. She is the principal touchstone and facilitator for onboarding new employees and is in the process of re-engineering College of Medicine HR goals and practices to be in alignment with organizational needs for new hires. Velasquez earned her Master of Science in organizational learning and leadership as well as her Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Barry University. She currently serves on the Florida board for College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) as well as the Leadership Florida awards committee. Corina is an avid traveler, a passionate community volunteer, and assists organizations with a variety of charitable and fundraising endeavors.
President-elect and Advocacy Co-chair: Carl Archut, Jr.
 Past President: Krista Vaught
(former) Director, Academic Strategic Initiatives and Compliance, Levin College of Law

Krista Vaught served as APA president from 2018-2020, after serving as president-elect, programs chair, and signature series chair. Under Krista’s leadership, APA held its first membership survey, increased and diversified board membership, piloted a Warm Welcome event to officially welcome new staff and foster a sense of belonging, and finalized the first strategic plan in APA’s 15-year history, honing in on the group’s goals of employee connection, engagement, and advocacy.

From 2013-2020, Krista served in multiple roles at UF Law, where she oversaw projects related to accreditation, academic initiatives, and support for faculty. Through participation in multiple leadership programs such as UF Academy and the Strategic Communications Academy, teaching First Year Florida, and serving as a coach for first generation students, Krista recognized her passion for connecting people with resources and ideas. Her research centers around the intersection of wellbeing, connectedness, and technology. Krista holds a master’s in educational technology, a law degree, and a bachelor’s in journalism. In the larger community, Krista participated in Leadership Gainesville 43, served as a mentor for Leadership Gainesville 45, and served on the board of the Leadership Gainesville Alumni Association.

Outreach/Engagement Chair: Ruth McIlhenny
Advocacy Co-chair: Honey Langford
Program Co-chair: Monica Delaorra
Program Co-chair: Sierra McVeigh
Communications Chair: Sasha Sequeira
Treasurer: Anika Nathan
Assistant Director of Finance, College of the ArtsAnika Nathan joined the Dean’s office in 2016 as the Assistant Director of Finance for the University of Florida College of the Arts. Prior to coming to UF, Anika served as the Operations Manager in the Engineering Education department at Virginia Tech for four years and the Business Officer in the International Programs department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for six years. With over twenty years of professional experience, she brings a wealth of financial and management knowledge. Anika earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, singing in the church choir and spending time with her family.
Secretary: Janice Shepard