Elizabeth N. Coulliette has served as the Executive Director for more than 30 years. Her dedication and committment to the agency has increased services to many senior adults in the community
Karen Coffman, Assistant Director/Fiscal Officer
Elizabeth Coulliette is the Executive Director of the Bay County Council On Aging. Since 1981, she has devoted much of her life to the seniors of Bay County.
Coulliette has numerous honors reflective of her service including the State Leadership Award from the Florida Association of Service Providers, the State of Florida Transportation Provider Award, the Jefferson Award, and Lynn Haven Citizen of the Year.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of West Florida, Beth holds a degree in Psychology.She has other degrees and credentials in the field of management.
Born and raised in New Mexico, Karen Coffman moved to Bay County, FL with her husband who was transferred to Tyndall Air Force Base. Currently the Assistant Director and fiscal officer for the Bay County Council on Aging, Karen has worked for the agency since 1993.
Hope serves as the Assistant Nutrition Coordinator for our agency. She has degrees in communications from the University of West Florida and Florida State University (a BA minor in Social Work). Her primary duties include management of the Meals-on-Wheels program which involve coordinating the volunteer effort and case management of clients.
Ms. Stewart's employment history includes; employee education in a large healthcare setting, facilitating commuter transportation for a 10-county region, a brief stint in a work-force agency, and with our own agency working with caregivers of homebound loved-ones.
Hope is a native of Panama City and married to Adam Stewart. They have two daughters who monopolize all of their free time. Time willingly relinquished.
With a management career spanning over 25 years, Ms. Khalidy has worked in the food service/restaurant industry and has served her community with organizations such as the March of Dimes. Prior to becoming a Council on Aging staff member, she volunteered her expertise and services for the Fall Festival.
Currently, Robin serves as the Transportation Coordinator, Guardian Medical Alert Coordinator, Lead sight manager, and producer for the Seniors For Seniors Show.
Robin has four grown children a wonderful husband and a very special mom of whom she says she owes a world of thanks.
Janice loves working with senior adults. In addition to serving in the field, Ms. Jorgensen has supervised in home visits to seniors. She currently manages the kitchen and preparation of meals served through the Bay County Council on Aging. Janice has been in food service management her whole adult life and has been with the Bay County Council on Aging since 1991.
Janice considers the council on aging her second home and her job as "a work of love."
Lydia Vickery is the Volunteer Program coordinator. Lydia is a native of Panama City. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Education at Florida State University, Magnum Cum Laude. Lydia returned to Panama City after raising her son in Georgia which kept her away for 30 years. Lydia joined our staff in 2016.
Diane Rodriguez is Director of the Lynn Haven Senior Center.The LHSC is a meal site of the BCCOA and has been serving seniors in Lynn Haven, FL for over eight years. Retired from the Children Youth & Families State Department in Santa Fe, NM, Diane served as the state collaborator for the Head Start Collaboration Office. Prior to her collaboration post, she served as a compliance officer for the Family Nutrition bureau, Children Youth & Families State Department.
Diane holds a bachelor degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, AZ. Diane and her husband retired to Panama City Beach in 2012. Their family followed them and they reside in Panama City. They have two grandchildren.
Beth Walker is the program coordinator for the LIHEAP Program at the Bay County Council on Aging. Beth has worked for the Council on Aging in the LIHEAP and Weatherization programs since 2010. Prior to her employment with the BCCOA, she worked for the Head Start Transportation department.
Beth and her husband have lived in the Panama City area for over 20 years. They have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
A retired Master Sergeant with 21 years of service in the United States Air Force, Jean Warner joined the Bay County Council on Aging in 1995. As the Assistant Nutrition Coordinator, Jean assessed home bound seniors for meal qualification and managed the volunteer program delivering 2000 meals per week.
In 1997, Ms. Warner became the coordinator for the home based service program where she supervised case managers and direct service workers providing home care to seniors ensuring that they would be able to remain in their homes, and out of facility based care. In 2005, Jean accepted the position of Alzheimer Respite Center Coordinator.