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

Dorothy Thomas, Secretary
Southwest Advocacy Group

Ester Tibbs, Director at Large
Retired, Social Services Administrator

WJ Rossi, Director at Large
Koss Olinger

Kay Ayers
Retired, AvMed

Kim Bosshardt, Esq.
Bosshardt Title Insurance

Dr. Paul Broadie
Santa Fe College

Mitch Glaeser
Emory Group Companies

Sam H. Goforth
Retired, Wells Fargo

Eric Godet
President/CEO Greater Gainesville Chamber

Virginia Grant
Gainesville Black Professionals

Tony Jones
Chief, Gainesville Police Department

Tony Kendzior 
Florida Wealth Advisors, LLC

Linda Kallman
Kallman Enterprises

Jacki Levine
FORUM Magazine Florida Humanities

Ed Poppell
University of Florida, Vice President Emeritus

Star Sansone
Salter Feiber, PA

Melanie Shore
Drummond Community Bank

Dee Dee Smith
Retired, Attorney and Child Advocate

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


Angelika Gonzalez Ramirez