Amy Newburn joined the Haas Center in 2013. She specializes in survey research, which includes both an internal 10-seat call center and various online platforms. She has worked on applied projects in many areas of economic research, including economic impact studies, community development, and strategic planning. She has professional certifications in SPSS, as well as one for the Business Applications of Statistics and Data Analytics. She received her Master’s in Political Science from the University of West Florida and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.
Economic Development Coordinator
Allison Tyler Romer joined the Haas Center team in November 2014. Since then she has been overseeing efforts to implement the Six Pillars Community Economic Development Strategic Plan, developed by the Haas Center, for the town of Century, FL. She also specializes in community development and economic impact analysis. Prior to joining the Haas Center, Allison spent time working in both the private and non-profit sectors. She received her B.A. in International Relations from Samford University in 2005 and her M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Georgia in 2012. She is a member of the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Leadership Pensacola class.
Anna-Maria Colombaro received her Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Psychology, and a Certificate in Human Resources from the University of West Florida. Ms. Colombaro specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research. She designs survey instruments, compiles, and analyzes data. Some areas of proficiency include EEO law-informed personnel selection, organizational culture, training and development, and human factors. As a RIVA trained moderator, Ms. Colombaro both develops protocol and conducts focus groups for a multitude of research topics.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
David Franklin joined the Haas Center in 2015 and concentrates his efforts on the Haas Center's social media marketing and content creation. He is currently pursuing his MBA at UWF and received a Bachelor's in Political Science from the same school in 2017. He has conducted cyber-security and congressional research on behalf of the Department of Government at UWF, and has collected data via in-person surveys and computer-assisted telephone interviews for the Haas Center.
Assistant Director - Data Analytics and Information Technology
Teresa Middleton joined the Haas Center in March 2014 where she leads a dynamic team of software developers and IT professionals in the creation and implementation of innovative, cloud-based software applications. Teresa earned her Master of Science degree in Data Analytics from the University of Maryland University College, and her bachelor’s degree in Information Technology: Networking and Telecommunications Technologies from the University of West Florida. She also holds a graduate certificate from UMUC in the Foundations of Business Analytics, and certificates in Database Systems and Technology Systems Support from UWF. Prior to joining the Haas Center team, Teresa spent 8 years in the survey research industry performing database administration, data processing, and computer programming duties.
Skye Li serves as the Haas Center IT Team Lead Programmer. Skye concentrates her efforts on developing creative and responsive web designs. She earned her B.S. in Computer Science from the University of West Florida in 2015 and she is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Computer Science. She joined the Haas Center in Nov. 2014. She currently provides front-end and back-end programming for web applications. Prior to joining the Haas Center team, Skye tutored computer science students at UWF and designed several web applications. Skye has also lent her bilingual abilities to a project to translate computer science training materials from English to Chinese.
Phyllis K. Pooley has lived in the Pensacola area since 1997. Originally from Virginia, she attended the College of William and Mary as an undergraduate and Washington and Lee University School of Law for her juris doctor degree. She received her MBA from the University of West Florida in 2001. Ms. Pooley began her career at UWF with the Haas Center as a graduate student assistant and was promoted to associate director in 2004. She joined the OEDE in 2011.