Program Coordinators


Jon Stonger, M.S.
HSI Coordinator
FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Jon Stonger graduated from the University of Kansas in 2001 with a B.S. in Mathematics and from Florida Atlantic University in 2014 with an M.S. in Environmental Science. He taught Earth Science to non-native English speakers for four years at Lake Worth High School in Palm Beach County, where he also coached football and chess. He believes deeply in the importance of math and science education.


Candice Maharaj, Ph.D.
Director, HSI Grant
Broward College

Dr. Candice Maharaj is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, where she obtained her Doctorate in both Educational Leadership and Organizational Leadership. She has been in education for 16 years where she has served in several leadership roles, including Dean of Academic Affairs at Everglades University. Maharaj embraces education as a prospect to motive and empower all students. She believes that students have the facility to learn regardless of their socioeconomic or cultural status. Her lifelong mission is to continue to develop student’s appreciation and admiration of becoming "life-long" learners, while providing them with the proper tools and resources to be successful.


Gerard John-Williams
Program Coordinator 
Broward College

Gerard John-Williams initiated his academic career as a student academic mentor for incoming freshman and collegiate student-athletes. Additionally, he served as a Graduate Assistant Coach and Administrator for the Office of Athletics in several institutions in Kentucky and St. Louis. From there, he earned his MBA and then continued as an Academic Advisor and Program Director for Business and Construction Management programs. For the last year and a half, he served as an Academic Advisor at the Belle Glade campus for all PSAV students. John-Williams has been in the higher education industry for the last five years and is specialized in advising international students, post-secondary (vocational students) as well as student-athletes.


Kevin Moreau
Program Manager
Palm Beach State College

Kevin Moreau works as a liaison for the Boca Raton and Lake Worth PBSC campuses to help guide students on their career pathway within PBSC and connect them with advisors at FAU.