As set forth by State of Florida mandate, the community college shall be governed by a District Board of Trustees. Board
members are appointed by the Governor of Florida.
Dr. Antoinette Martin
Dr. Antoinette Martin is a licensed psychologist, operating a private practice in Key West, where she provides outpatient
therapy for adults, children, couples, and families. Prior to that, she treated local middle and high school students and their
families through the Monroe County School District. Raised in Key West, Martin has a Doctorate of Philosophy and a Master
of Arts in Psychology from Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Florida.
A former board member for the Domestic Abuse Shelter and current member of the Key West Chamber of Commerce, Dr.
Martin actively volunteers her time serving the community through programs for disadvantaged youth, AYSO soccer, and
church related activities. She also helped establish the “Why Try” program at Horace O’Bryant Middle School and Key West
High School, which is designed to keep at-risk students in school.
Ed Scales practices law as a sole practitioner in Key West. His practice consists of commercial litigation, appellate work,
administrative law and mediations. He serves as General Counsel to the Florida Citrus Commission. He was appointed to the
FKCC Board of Trustees in 2006, and had previously served as Board Chair from 2007 to 2009. He is a former City of Key West
Commissioner and a former City of Key West Planning Board Member.
Mr. Scales currently represents the 16th Judicial Circuit (Monroe County) on the Florida Bar Board of Governors and also
serves on the Florida Commission on Ethics.
Mr. Scales received his Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications (with honors) from the University of Florida and holds a
Juris Doctor from the University of Florida’s College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Scales was the Student Body President
of the University of Florida.
Brian Schmitt previously served on the college’s Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2007 and served as Board Chair for two
years during his term. Mr. Schmitt is a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate in Marathon. Before that,
he was co-owner and operator of Brian’s in Paradise Restaurant and the Boat Inn Marina.
Mr. Schmitt has served as past president for the Marathon Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Dolphin Research
Center’s Animal Care Committee, was a past president of the Florida Keys Land & Sea Trust, a past trustee of the the Pigeon
Key Foundation and is a board member and past president of the Historic Florida Keys Foundation.
Mr. Schmitt received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida Atlantic University.