Pace Jacksonville introduces new executive director


On May 25, North Florida community members joined together at Pace Jacksonville’s Open House to meet Chantell Miles and tour the renovated center. 

“Over the last 10 years, Chantell has made a tremendous impact at Pace Center for Girls, supporting and advocating for thousands of girls and young women throughout Florida,” said Mary Marx, Pace president and CEO. “Her leadership, passion and care will continue to make a remarkable impression on our girls, their families and the broader North Florida community.”

Miles has held various roles throughout the organization and returns to Jacksonville after serving as the executive director of Pace Pinellas since 2020. In 2015, she led program development at the newly opened Clay Center in Northeast Florida. Shortly after, she joined the Pace national office as associate director of program support to supervise programming across Pace’s 21 centers throughout Florida.   

“When we focus on supporting girls, they gain the power to achieve success in all areas of their lives, leading to positive outcomes for themselves, their families and our communities,” said Miles. “It’s an honor to lead Pace Jacksonville and empower our community’s next generation of girls and young women.” 

Pace provides free year-round middle- and high-school academics, case management, counseling and life skills development in a safe and supportive environment that recognizes past trauma and builds upon girls’ individual strengths.

Pace Jacksonville is located at 2933 University Blvd. N. To donate, volunteer or get more information, call 904-448-8002 or go to