Please see our contact information below for staff contacts.
Debrah Forester, CRA Director
Debrah Forester, CRA Director, joined the Collier County team in July 2017 as the Collier County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Director, overseeing the the Bayshore Gateway Triangle CRA. Debrah is a member of the American Institute of
Certified Planners (AICP) and is certified as a Redevelopment Administrator by Florida Redevelopment Association. Ms. Forester has over 25 years of experience in redevelopment, economic development and comprehensive planning. Debrah previously
worked in Collier County from 1995 to 2001 and facilitated the creation of the Collier County CRA. Debrah has a Masters Degree in Regional Planning from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Cristina Perez, CRA Operations Manager
Cristina joined the Collier County team in July 2022 to manage the implementation of the Bayshore Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Plan. Cristina has been employed by Collier County since January 2003 and has advanced from Customer Service Specialist to Code Enforcement Senior Supervisor. Cristina holds several certifications including Public Manager, Public Supervisor, and Florida Association of Code Enforcement as well as extensive training in emergency response.
Tami Scott, CRA Project Manager
Tami Scott, joined the Bayshore Gateway Triangle CRA team in 2017. Tami’s primary role is to manage and facilitate construction projects within BGTCRA such as the completion of the Karen Drive Storm Water Project, Fire Suppression Phase I, II and III projects and the Thomasson Drive streetscape project that includes a roundabout. Tami has 25 plus years’ experience in construction, design and project management. She has worked on varies construction projects with architectural firms in New England, Hawaii and Cayman Islands. Tami is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Royal Institute of British Architects, American Institute of Building Designers and is a licensed contractor.
Kellie Cipperman, Special Events Project Manager
Kellie Cipperman, Special Events Project Manager, joined the Bayshore Gateway Triangle CRA team in September 2022, overseeing special events and marketing. Kellie has over 25 years of experience in corporate and volunteer leadership experience; 15 plus years of experience in creating and leading special events for charity and school organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and over ten years working as a Sales Leader for corporate America in the consumer products sector focused on partnering with companies to grow their business and lead project management initiatives. Kellie and her family moved to Naples in 2021.
Shirley Garcia, Operations Support I
Shirley Garcia, Operations Support I, started working for Collier County in 2005 with the Code Enforcement Department as an administrative secretary and advanced to a Code Investigator. Shirley has worked for 8 years with the Bayshore CRA as the Operations Coordinator. Her duties include fiscal and administrative functions for the office including advisory boards administrative tasks. Shirley has a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from Hodges University and is a certified Florida, Notary Public.