MCAA Board of Directors
Kim Dickinson Brandies serves as the President of the MCAA Board. Kim is a lifelong resident of Madison County. She has over 12 years of banking experience. She graduated from North Florida Community College and Flager College, with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She also graduated the Florida School of Banking in 2008. She was formerly the Vice President and Customer Service Officer at Madison County Community Bank. She is a member of the Big Bend Hospice Advisory Board and the Madison Woman’s Club. She lives in Madison with her husband, Ben and their son.
Troy Bradfield serves as the Vice President of the MCAA Board. Troy is a lifelong resident of Madison County. He graduated from Madison County High School in 2004. He began working for Progress Energy in 2005, and he has worked as Transmission Substation Maintenance Supervisor for Duke Energy since 2015. He lives in Lee with his wife Christie and their three children, Bailie, Clayton, and Ada. They attend church at First Baptist Church of Madison.
Melanie Terrill serves as the Secretary of the MCAA Board. Melanie graduated from Charlton County High School in Folkston, Georgia, in 2002. She went on to attend Florida State College of Jacksonville, earning an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration. She has worked for Johnson & Hohnson, Inc. for over 13 years, currently serving as their Human Resource Officer. Melanie and her husband, Jerry, have two children, Kaylee and Gage. They attend church at Fellowship Baptist.
Chad Arnold serves as the Treasurer of the MCAA Board. Chad has been employed by Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend since 2004 and is currently the Health/Disability Coordinator for their Early Head Start programs in Madison and Jefferson Counties. Chad earned his Associates of Arts degree from North Florida Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education (Sports Management) from The Florida State University in 1998. From 2002-2004, he worked as a juvenile residential program counselor at Greenville Hills Academy. For the past several years, he has been involved in the Madison County Babe Ruth Baseball League and Dave Galbraith Football League as a volunteer coach. Chad has been a member of the Madison Rotary Club since 2013 and is currently serving in the position of Ex-Officio.
William "Willy" Hamrick graduated from Madison County High School in 1997 and Wiregrass Technical College in 2001. Willy has been a Lineman with Duke Energy for 17 years. During that time he has traveled extensively across the southeastern United States and overseas assisting in hurricane relief efforts. Through Duke Energy, Willy also serves on a specialized team that works closely with school-aged children and the public, teaching safety and the hazards associated with power lines and electricity. He enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and is a member of First Baptist Church of Madison. Willy and his wife, Danielle, have 2 children, Avery and Will.
Ella Howard was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States in 2007. She has lived in Madison since 2008. Ella has been a Physical Therapist for 19 years. She earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Liceo De Cagayan University in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines in 2001. She worked as a Physical therapist at Suwannee Healthcare in Live Oak from 2007-2016 and has been employed with Amedisys Home Health since 2016. Ella lives in Madison with her husband Billy and their 2 children, Eli (9) and Liam (7).
Amanda Norris is a Jacksonville native with a love for entrepreneurship. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Management in 2006. Amanda and her husband, Chris Norris (Madison native), have two children Mason and Hannah that currently attend MCAA. She and her husband own and operate Daisy & Dukes Boutique along with Norris Cafe in downtown Madison. Their love for people and community is the reason why they moved their family here 5.5 years ago.
Amanda Ortega graduated from Southwest Senior High School in Miami, Florida in 1998. In 2006 she moved to Madison and accepted a position at Gold Kist, now Pilgrim's Pride, as Customer Service Representative in the Sales Department. She has since become a poultry grower with her husband, Yovany Perez, with whom she has one child, Johann.
Kyle Whitaker has been a resident of Madison for 28 years. He graduated from Madison County High School and then from North Florida Community College. He is now a certified plumbing contractor in the state of Florida where he has owned and operated KW Plumbing Inc. for the past 10 years. He currently lives in the Cherry Lake area with his wife Sara and his son Asher.
Cary A. “Bo” Hardee, III (Attorney of Record), a lifelong resident of Madison County, has over 10 years of experience practicing law in Florida. He attended North Florida Community College and Florida State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and criminology in 1995. In 1999, he was awarded his Juris Doctor from The Stetson University College of Law. Currently, he is a partner at The Hardee Law Firm, PL. He is a sixth generation Floridian and a fourth generation attorney. His namesake, his great great uncle was the governor of the State of Florida from 1921-1925. Bo is a member of various groups in the state of Florida, both on a personal, professional, and religious level. He lives in Madison, Florida, with his wife Suzi, their three children, and two dogs.