Mission Statement

The mission of the Advisory Board is to strategically position the Sunshine State Athletic Conference to become the premier high school athletic conference for Florida's independent and private schools.

Board Members

Dr. Thomas Marcy-Chairman

Windermere Preparatory School, Headmaster

Dr. Marcy received a Doctor of Education, Specialist of Education, Master of Education and Bachelor of Education all from the University of Florida. He has been an educator since 1968, holding positions ranging from Coach to Headmaster. From 2000-2006 Dr. Marcy served as the President & CEO of Medical Intelligence Corporation & MDX International, Inc.

William Dupere

Berean Christian School, Headmaster

William Dupere is currently in his sixth year as Headmaster of Berean Christian School in West Palm Beach, Florida. Prior administrative experience was as an Athletic Director and Assistant Principle at Wellington Community High School  for 19 years. He academic path has included The King’s College (NY), M.A. from Glassboro State/Rowan University(NJ) and M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Lynn University.

Robyn Terwilleger

International Community School, Principal/Chief Administrator

Robyn Terwilleger is the Principal/Chief Administrator of International Community School in Winter Park, FL. She attended the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. She has been involved in Christian education for 30 years. Mrs. Terwilleger has been in administration at ICS for the last 20 years. She is in her 15th year as Chief Administrator. She has been married to her husband Bill for 30 years and has 2 children.

Don Birdsall

First Academy (Leesburg), Athletic DIrector

Don Birdsall has been the Athletic Director at First Academy - Leesburg for 13 years. He received a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science and M.S. in Exercise and Sport Pedagogy both from the University of Florida. He was a part of the beginning of each high school sport at FAL and was also a charter member of the SSAC. Don currently serves as a member of the FHSAA representative assembly.

Bruce Wachter

Saint Edward's School, Associate Head of School

A native of Long Island, New York, Bruce earned his B.A. at the College of William and Mary to which he had an athletic scholarship. It was here he met his wife Joanie, SES LS Technology Coordinator and faculty member since 1973, and was part of a Division I football championship and bowl team. Another of Bruce's achievements is developing the Riomar Bay Summer Camp and transferring it to Saint Edward's in the late 80's where it was renamed Saint Edward's Summer Camp.

Dr. Daryl Osbahr

Orlando Health, Chief of Sports Medicine

Daryl C. Osbahr, MD, is an internationally renowned orthopedic sports medicine surgeon that serves as Chief of Sports Medicine for Orlando Health. He previously served as the Director of Sports Medicine Research and Associate Director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is currently a team physician to Orlando City Soccer Club, assistant team physician to the Washington Nationals Baseball Club and has served as a team physician and orthopedic consultant to other professional and college-level teams including the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Loyola University of Maryland, Birmingham Barons, Troy University, the Professional Golf Association and the Alabama Ballet. Dr. Osbahr earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. He completed an internship in General Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University at the New York - Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, an orthopedic surgery residency at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY and an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, AL, under the guidance of Dr. James Andrews. He is heavily involved in national research and educational initiatives dealing with the prevention of youth and adult sports injuries, including serving on a committee for the nationally recognized Stop Sports Injuries campaign. Dr. Osbahr also is the author of more than 50 articles and chapters, an expert speaker at many research and faculty orthopedic-related meetings, and a member of many professional organizations related to sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.

William D. Hood II

Boca Raton Christian, Director of Development

William D. Hood II  (Boca Raton Christian-Class of '84) has a Bachelor's degree in History from Wheaton College and a Master's degree in Christian School Administration from Grace Theological Seminary. Mr. Hood played football for four years while attending Wheaton College.  Mr. Hood returned to Boca Christian in 1989 to teach Social Studies and Bible, and since that time he has served the school in various capacities as teacher, coach, Development Coordinator, Dean, and Assistant Headmaster. Mr. Hood founded the Boca Christian Blazer Football program and was the head coach for 10 years.  He is currently the Director of Development, 8th grade Bible teacher and Asst. Football Coach. Mr. Hood enjoys camping with his family, biking, being an auctioneer, and Miami Dolphin victories. He and his wife of 27 years, Kirsten, have three sons, Bill (Wheaton College class of 2015), Caleb (Playing football at Wheaton College – Class of 2017), and Caeden (11th grade at Boca Christian).?

Jon Rawlson

Armory Hill Advocates, LLC, President

Jon Rawlson is Founder & President of Armory Hill Advocates, LLC, with 25 years of experience in the areas of Public Affairs, Government Relations, and Grassroots Advocacy. Jon has served as "outside" legislative counsel for companies in the home health, home infusion, specialty pharmacy, advanced imaging, medical device, radiation oncology, workers compensation pharmacy, pharmaceutical distribution, nursing home and long term care industries. Additionally, Jon served in two Federal Government positions, directed the development of two national trade associations, and serves on several community and regional boards. Jon is a husband, father of three and an Ironman Triathlete, and somehow – when he isn’t lobbying federal & state lawmakers, shuttling children to ballet, soccer and football, he finds time to swim, bike & run.