Board of Directors

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

Dr. Maggie Labarta, Vice Chair
Retired, Nonprofit Administrator

Bryan Reyes, Treasurer
Pivot CPAs

Carrie Lee, Immediate Past Chair
Florida Woodland Group

Tony Kendzior, Secretary
Florida Wealth Advisors, LLC

Melanie Shore, Director at Large
Drummond Community Bank

WJ Rossi, Director at Large
Koss Olinger

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

Virginia Grant
Gainesville Black Professionals

Jeff Hagen
Retired, Oak Hammock

Dink Henderson
Henderson Engineering

Tony Jones
Chief, Gainesville Police Department

Linda Kallman
Kallman Enterprises

Jacki Levine
FORUM Magazine Florida Humanities

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

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


Barzella PapaPresident and CEO
Lesley BanisDirector of Programs
Nancy ParksFinance and Administrative Support


Tara Lea