Board of Directors

Carrie Lee, Chair
Florida Woodland Group

Michael G. Potapow, Jr.,  Vice Chairman
Owner – Lake Area McDonald’s

Bryan Reyes, Treasurer
Pivot CPAs

WJ Rossi Immediate Past Chair
Koss Olinger

Tony Kendzior, Secretary
Florida Wealth Advisors, LLC

Melanie Shore, Director at Large
Ameris Bank

Matthew Webster, Executive Committee Member
Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

Kay Ayers
Retired, AvMed

Kim Bosshardt, Esq.
Bosshardt Title Insurance

Mitch Glaeser
Emory Group Companies

Sam H. Goforth
Retired, Wells Fargo

Eric Godet
President/CEO Greater Gainesville Chamber

Jeff Hagen
President/CEO Oak Hammock

Dink Henderson
Henderson Engineering

Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson
Alachua County Commissioner

Tony Jones
Chief, Gainesville Police Department

Linda Kallman
Kallman Enterprises

Dr. Maggie Labarta
Retired, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare

Dr. Bernie Machen
University of Florida

Peter Maren
Retired, University of Florida Human Resources

Howard Patrick
Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Ed Poppell
University of Florida, Vice President Emeritus

Dee Dee Smith
Retired, Attorney and Child Advocate

Dorothy Thomas
Southwest Advocacy Group

Ester Tibbs
Retired, Social Services Administrator

Terry Van Nortwick

Richard White
White and Crouch, PA

Carole Zegel
Retired, Executive Director Office of the State Attorney, 8th Judicial Circuit


Barzella PapaPresident and CEO
Lesley BanisDirector of Programs
David RountreeDirector of Diversity and Inclusion Outreach
Nancy ParksFinance and Administrative Support


Sophie Papa
Jessica Green