The Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund is controlled and administered pursuant to City of Jacksonville Ordinance 121.101.
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Chief Christopher "Chris" M. Brown
Board of Trustees Chair, Police Trustee
Assistant Chief Chris Brown joined the Board of Trustees in July 2016. He had previously served on the Advisory Committee since 2014.
Chris, who is a lifelong resident of Jacksonville and a second-generation law enforcement officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, earned the International Baccalaureate Diploma from Stanton College Preparatory High School (1999), as well as a Bachelor of Economics (2002) and a Master of Business Administration (2004) from the University of North Florida. Throughout his law enforcement career, Chris has worked in a numerous different areas, including the Patrol Division, the Investigations Division, and Professional Standards. He currently is the commanding officer of both the Public Relations & Information Unit, as well as the Professional Oversight Unit, which is responsible for ensuring public accountability for the agency’s personnel and processes.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees voted to appoint Mr. Wood to succeed Willard Payne Jr.. The City Council ministerially approved the the Board's appointment in February 2020.
Mr. Wood has a history filled with public service to the citizens of Jacksonville, elected to City Council in District 2 and At-Large Group 2, 1979-1999. He was elected and served as City Council President 1988-89. He also served as Trustee on the City of Jacksonville General Employees Pension Board of Trustees from 2011-2016, serving as Chair from 2012-2013.
Board of Trustees
Mia Jones graduated from Florida A&M University with a degree in accounting in 1991 and a Master of Business Administration in 1992. She worked for the Mayor of Jacksonville's Office of Equal Employment from 1992 to 1995 and later served as the Supervisor of Affirmative Action and Director of Minority Business Affairs at Duval County Public Schools.
Jones also served on the Jacksonville City Council from 2003 to 2008 and worked on several committees, including Public Health & Safety, Land Use & Zoning, and Recreation & Community Development. She was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 and served for four terms until 2016.
Recently, in August 2022, Jones was appointed by the Jacksonville City Council to replace Richard G. Patsy on the Police and Fire Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
Captain Michael E. Lynch
Board of Trustees, Fire Trustee
Fire Captain Lynch has been with JFRD since 2005. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and is currently working on his Bachelor’s Degree. He has also served on the Local 122 Executive Board, and more recently on the PFPF Advisory Committee.
Mike is dedicated to the Members of the PFPF and has remarked, “Moving forward, we should have a voice on the Board that will stand up to those who would seek to take our hard-earned benefits. I do not take this responsibility lightly and make you the promise I will always put the Members & Beneficiaries of this Fund first.”
The Captain also said that as Trustee, he will be an outspoken, accessible voice— bringing a professional and personal attitude with an ultimate goal of maintaining and protecting the Members’ assets for the future.
Nawal B. McDaniel
Board of Trustees Secretary
The Police and Fire Pension Fund welcomes its newest Trustee, Nawal B. McDaniel. Ms. McDaniel was appointed by City Council to the Board on October 24, 21017 through the passing of Resolution 2017-647-A.
Ms. McDaniel practices law and is a member of the law firm, Rogers Towers—as was her predecessor on the Board of Trustees, Bill Scheu.
Ms. McDaniel received her B.A. degree from University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and received her Law Degree from Stetson University College of Law in FL.
She currently serves on the University of Florida Planned Giving Advisory Board and the Estate Planning Council of Northeast Florida.
Advisory Committee Chair, Police Member
Officer Holderfield became a member of the Pension Advisory Committee in 2013.
James was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and is a second generation member of the JSO. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA in Philosophy. A six year employee of the United Parcel Service (UPS), James served in several managerial roles including operations, sales, customer service, and information technology. Since joining JSO in 2008 as an IT Analyst, James has received numerous letters of commendation and more notably recognition as Civilian Supervisor of the Year. He is currently assigned to Zone 5 as Proactive enforcement.
Michael B. Shell
Advisory Committee, Police Member
Chief Michael B. Shell was elected to serve on the Advisory Committee by the police in August, 2016.
Michael was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from the University of North Florida in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and English. Michael has been with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office since 2004. Michael has served in numerous areas of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to include the Patrol Division, the Investigations Division, the Specialized Patrol Section, and the Professional Standards Division. Michael is currently serving as the Chief of Professional Standards.
Advisory Committee Vice Chair, Fire Member
Assistant Chief at Tactical Support Richard Reichard ran unopposed and was deemed elected to the Advisory Committee in the November 2017 election, and started his term in January, 2018.
Mr. Reichard has been with JFRD since 1994. He is a local graduate of Bishop Kenny High School, and he received his A.A. from Columbia Southern University and Bachelor in Public Administration from Barry University.
Michael C. Pelletier
Advisory Committee, Police Member
Sergeant Michael C. Pelletier has served the Police Fire Pension Fund Advisory Committee since 2018.
Mr. Pelletier has worked with JSO since 2006. He worked in Zone 5, Canine Unit and currently in District 6. He has served with the JSO Honor Guard since 2008, and also served in the United States Marine Corps and is a current board member of the Police Death Benefit Fund. Sgt. Pelletier has also earned his A.A. Degree from FSCJ.
Jean F. Paravisini
Advisory Committee, Fire Member
Fire Captain Jean F. Paravisini ran unopposed and was deemed elected to the Advisory Committee in the November 2017 election, and started his term in January, 2018.
Mr. Paravisini has been with JFRD since 2009. Mr. Paravisini said that he is happy to be a part of the Advisory Committee and looks forward to this new experience.
Advisory Committee, Fire Member
Fire Captain Christopher Stover became a member of the Pension Advisory Committee in April 2017.
Christopher has served the citizens of Jacksonville since joining the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department in 2005. He was promoted to Engineer in 2009 and to Lieutenant in 2016. Christopher is currently working towards his Associate's Degree in Fire Science.
Advisory Committee, Retired Member
Mr. Thomas L. Lumpkin was elected to the Advisory Committee as its Retired Member in November, 2017. His term began in January 2018.
Mr. Lumpkin is a local High School Graduate and decorated USAF Veteran of Southeast Asia. He is a retired 22-year veteran of the JSO who worked in the Patrol, Detective and Intelligence Units. After retirement, he accepted a position with a top Fortune 500 Company, JM Family Enterprises, where he was promoted to Corporate Security Manager and retired after eighteen years. He also earned a BA degree from UNF and MA degree from Webster University.
Mr. Lumpkin was a past President of Morocco Shriner’s International, and past President of the Retired Employees Association of the City of Jacksonville (2011-2012). He is a current member of FOP, NARC and First Coast Crime Stoppers BOD.
Timothy H. Johnson
Executive Director - Plan Administrator
Timothy H. Johnson was appointed by the Board as Executive Director and Plan Administrator for the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund effective August 1, 2016.
Tim has worked in government positions since 2004 including Administrative Services Director for the County of Allegheny. From 2006-2011 he served as a member of the Retirement Board of Allegheny County. In 2012 he was appointed Executive Director of the Allegheny County Employees’ Retirement System. Prior to his government experience, Tim worked as a banker in Pittsburgh, PA.
Tim has been active in the Pittsburg area serving on the University Of Pittsburgh Institute Of Polictics Pension Sub-Committee, and the Pennsylvania Association of Public Retirement Systems Board of Trustees.
Tim received a BS in Business Administration from Duquesne University and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Robert Morris University.
Stephen joined the Pension Fund staff in January, 2012.
Steve was an active economics major during his time at Jacksonville University. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies, in addition to being a member of the Brumos Circle of Excellence in JU's Davis College of Business leadership program. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics in May of 2012, and in December of 2013, he graduated from JU with his Master of Business Administration in Business Management.
He was promoted to his current position with the Fund in July, 2019, in which he is responsible for administrative, supervisory and analysis work relating to the operations of the Police and Fire Pension Fund.
Mr. Lundy serves on the City of Jacksonville's Ethics Coordination Council as the Police and Fire Pension Fund Ethics Officer.
Steve is the PFPF's Records Custodian, Editor of the newsletter, and also maintains the Police and Fire Pension Fund website.
Kevin B. Grant
In November 2017, the Board of Trustees hired Kevin B. Grant to the PFPF staff as Finance Manager. In this position, he is responsible for administrative and supervisory work relating to the accounting, compliance, procurement, and property administration of the Fund.
Mr. Grant has a professional background with a great deal of experience in many fields including public administration, investments, finance, and banking.
Before joining the Fund, Kevin worked as an Independent Consultant and Chief Financial Officer & Director of Beaver Street Enterprise Center for Fresh Ministries, Inc. He also has over eight years of service with the City of Jacksonville, serving the Neighborhoods Department as Finance Manager and Energy Grants Project manager, the Finance Department as Senior Investment Analyst and as acting City Treasurer from 2005-2006.
Pension Benefits Manager
Chuck Hayes has been with the Fund since July, 2001. He previously served as the Building Services Manager before being promoted to his current position in April, 2011.
Chuck processes payroll for our Retired Members, discusses benefit options for members completing DROP, and members entering and leaving the Fund. He also handles accounts payable.
Pension Benefit Specialist
Lynn began employment with the City of Jacksonville in 1997, previously working for the Employee Benefits and Risk Management departments. She joined the Pension Fund team in January 2004 as an Administrative Assistant, and was later promoted to Pension Benefits Specialist.
Lynn provides service and support directly to the members of the Pension Fund and assists the Pension Benefits Manager in the daily functions within the benefits department.
Finance & Benefits Specialist
Maria Young has been with the Fund since 2018. Maria is responsible for work relating to accounting and benefits administration of the Police and Fire Pension Fund.
Prior to joining the PFPF staff Maria was employed at the Jacksonville Housing Authority for 12 years as an Accountant. She has experience in Accounting & Finance, Business Administration and Payroll processing.
Pension Administrative Specialist
Cathryn Lively joined the Fund in June, 2021. She is responsible for work relating to member services.
Prior to joining the PFPF staff, Cathryn was employed at the Jacksonville Firemen's Credit Union.
Financial Investment and Advisory Committee
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