The Florida High Schools Model United Nations, Inc. Board of Directors currently consists of:
Secretary General, FHSMUN 45
Devynne is a graduate of the University of North Florida (B.A. International Studies and Political Science, ’22). Devynne currently works as the Director of Education and Community Outreach at the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville. She served as the Secretary General for FHSMUN 44, and has been involved in FHSMUN staff since 2019.
Officers of the Board
Chair of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
Sasha Ahles has been with FHSMUN for over 10 years, having served in almost every role. She is a graduate of Eckerd College (BA ’12, International Business and Spanish). Prior to coming to FHSMUN staff in 2008, she participated as a high school delegate for two years. She was elected to the Board in 2017.
Outside of her role with FHSMUN, Sasha is a Salon Development Manager, Educator and Master Hair Stylist at J.CON Salon and Spa in the Tampa Bay Area – as well as a proud mother.
Vice Chair, Chief Operations Officer
Merin Thomas is a medical student at Nova Southeastern University (D.O., ’24). She is a graduate of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (MS in Law, ’20) and the University of Florida (B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, ’19). Merin was a delegate to FHSMUN for three years before joining as a staff member in 2015. She served as Secretary-General for FHSMUN 42 and FHSMUN 43. Merin was elected to the Board in 2022 as Executive Director. She is passionate about promoting education and learning to be a more global citizen.
Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer
Bryce Tapp is a graduate of the University of South Florida (B.A. International Studies, ’19, Judy Genshaft Honors College) and Yale University (M.A.R. Ethics, ’22). Bryce joined FHSMUN as a staff member in 2016 after four years as a high school delegate. After being elected to the Board in 2019, Bryce served as Director of Academics before becoming Secretary. Bryce teaches English and Religious Studies at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Connecticut.
Board Member and Legal Counsel
Andrew was elected to the Board in 2022.
Board of Directors
Chief Information Officer
Natasha Tate is a graduate of University of Central Florida (BA ’13, Anthropology) and Boston University (MS ’17, Computer Information Systems specializing in Health Informatics). Prior to joining FHSMUN staff in 2009 she participated as a high school delegate for two years. She was elected to the Board in 2019.
Director of Advisor and School Relations
Maryana Curci graduated from Florida State University (B.S. ’18, Political Science) and Florida State University College of Law (J.D. ’22). After participating at FHSMUN for four years as a delegate, she joined as a staff member in 2016 before going on to serve as the Secretary-General for FHSMUN 40 and FHSMUN 41. Maryana was elected to the Board in 2020.
Director of Academics
Sonny is a student at the University of Florida studying legal history (B.A. ’24). Sonny joined FHSMUN as a staff member in 2020 after four years as a high school delegate, and was elected to the Board in 2021 as the Director of Academics and has served at that position since then.
Director of Conference Support
Sam is a graduate of Florida State University (B.S. ‘23, Environmental Science & Policy). Sam joined FHSMUN as a staff member in 2019 after serving as a high school delegate for three years, and was elected to the board in 2023.
Board of Advisors
Advisory Board member
Stephan was elected to the Advisory Board in 2022.
Last updated: 27 August 2023