Steven W. Hudson and Linda Carter

Our Leadership Team

Our experienced leadership team is committed to helping Fundholders move the needle on the issues that matter most in Broward.

The distinguished executives and community leaders who serve on our dynamic board of directors drive the Community Foundation to create bold impact. Our staff of highly skilled experts with deep community knowledge turns bold philanthropy into real results.

Together, we seek solutions to Broward’s big challenges. We build endowment to keep pace with the needs of a growing community. And we foster philanthropy that enables our Fundholders to shape Broward’s future.

Linda B. Carter


Linda Carter, President/CEO, has led the Foundation since 1997. She has served as president of the Community Foundations of Florida, the Planned Giving Council and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Linda serves on the executive committee of the Broward Workshop; she is on the Board of Trustees of Florida House and is a member of the Sun Sentinel South Florida 100. Linda is a South Florida Business Journal Broward Ultimate CEO award recipient, a Broward native and a graduate of the University of Florida.

Steven W. Hudson
Board Chairman

Board of Directors

J. David Armstrong Jr.


David Armstrong, president emeritus of Broward College, brings his strong education background and deep community knowledge to a dynamic Board that provides leadership and distributes grants to tackle Broward’s biggest challenges. Armstrong is also co-chair for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Six Pillars Economic Program and on the Broward Workshop Board of Directors. Armstrong served as Broward College president from June 2007 to June 2018.

Cynthia Borders-Byrd


Cynthia is managing member of C Borders-Byrd, CPA LLC, with over 32 years of experience providing external audit services. Cynthia served on FICPA’s executive committee and as chair of the Florida Board of Accountancy. She is a past board chair of Junior Achievement of South Florida and past treasurer of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is currently serving as president of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the Links, Incorporated and as chair of the Board of Accountancy Probable Cause Panel.

Doria M. Camaraza


Doria is senior vice president/general manager for the American Express Company. She has been named an “Ultimate CEO” and one of the top 25 Most Influential Women in Business by the South Florida Business Journal. Doria is a board member and past chair of The Urban League of Broward County and a Broward Workshop board member.

James B. Davis


Jim is a shareholder at Gunster and Tax Practice group leader. He focuses on estate planning, employee benefits and entity taxation. Jim is rated Band 1 in Chambers USA and is a Preeminent AV Rated attorney in Martindale. He serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami Law School.

Louise Dill


Louise is a retired bank executive with extensive sales and marketing experience in private wealth management. She has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the NSU Art Museum and Broward Center for the Performing Arts Foundation. She currently serves on the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens board and is a Funding Arts Broward member. Louise provides sales and marketing consulting services to the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

James Donnelly
Vice Chairman


James is founder and CEO of the Castle Group. He is a CPA, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He Chairs the Community Foundation BE BOLD Leadership Campaign Committee, is immediate past chair of the Broward Workshop and sits on the LeMieux Center for Public Policy board of advisors. James is a NSU Huizenga School of Business Hall of Fame member, a South Florida Business Journal “Ultimate CEO”, the Sun Sentinel’s Excalibur Business Leader of the Year for Broward and recipient of the 2019 Terry Stiles South Florida Leadership Award of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Edward T. Hashek


Ed has more than 40 years of IT experience in the banking industry leveraging technology. He worked with FIS, the world’s largest provider of banking and payment technologies. Ed served as a Trustee for the Milwaukee Art Museum, board president of AIDS Resource of Wisconsin and board member of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. He is currently on the board of the Island City Stage Theatre.

Steven W. Hudson


Steven is president of Hudson Capital Group and a Broward County native. He is a Commissioner on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Steven is past chairman and longtime board member of the Humane Society of Broward County and serves on the executive committees of Broward Workshop and the Broward Business Council on Homelessness. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics.

Paige Hyatt
At Large


Paige is an engaged community leader in Broward County. Her volunteer leadership roles include Friends of Jack & Jill Children’s Center, Florida House, University of Miami’s Forum on Women’s Health, PAWS, Lauderdale Debutante Presentation Committee, Memorial Hospital’s Pink Angels, and Fort Lauderdale Alumnae Panhellenic. She has been an ambassador of the Foundation since its inception, supporting operational efforts and special interest fundraising over the years.

Alice Lucia Jackson


Alice recently completed a 36 year career in commercial real estate as senior vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle. Her honors include the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by her business peers, 2017 Magnolia United Way Leadership Award, 2009 Office Broker of the Year and Power Broker from 2006-2015. She is a Leadership Broward graduate, a Tocqueville Society member and serves on the National Advisory Board for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Bacardi Jackson


Bacardi is the Senior Supervising Attorney for Children’s Rights for the State of Florida and Managing Attorney of the Miami Office for the Southern Poverty Law Center. The priority areas of the children’s rights practice group are: stopping the school-to-prison pipeline, ensuring equal access to education for children in poverty and those with disabilities, and ensuring access to mental health services. She also serves on the boards of the Broward College Foundation and Women in Distress.

Anne K. Joyner


Anne formerly served as the agency coordinator of Cities in Schools and co-owned a meeting and convention planning service. Anne has served on the boards of Stranahan House, Broward Outreach, Greater Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Jack & Jill Children’s Center and the University of Miami’s Forum on Women’s Health.

Michael G. Landry


Mike has been involved in the asset management business since 1972. He owns Landry Trebbi Investment Corp., which holds The Pillars Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, an internationally-renowned boutique luxury hotel. He is on the boards of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Broward Workshop and Jack & Jill.

Jarett S. Levan


Jarett is president of BBX Capital Corporation, a diversified holding company, and a member of the board of directors of BBX Capital and Bluegreen Vacations. Jarett serves on the boards of Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Broward Workshop, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the Ambassadors Board of Nova Southeastern University, and Business for the Arts of Broward, and is an active member of the Miami Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization.

Peggy Hogan Marker


Peggy is a partner and president of Marker Construction Group. She is also partner in a family owned commercial and residential development company based in New York, and was previously Senior Vice President & Director of Development for an advertising agency. Peggy has a passion for helping to improve our community highlighted by her involvement with the Museum Of Discovery and Science, Humane Society of Broward County, Heart Gallery of Broward County, PAWS, SPARK, Save the Children, the Fire House Museum and 4Kids.

Cori Flam Meltzer


Cori is an attorney, a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator, and the principal of CFM Mediation. She is a frequent lecturer on mediation and negotiation strategies as well as how women can be more effective negotiators. Cori is a co-founder and vice chair of the board of City Year Miami, a member of Leadership Florida Class XXXII, a graduate of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, and the Broward Director of the 10 Days of Connection project.

Dev Motwani


Dev serves as President of Merrimac Ventures and Founder and Managing Partner of Chieftain Residential. Prior to his current roles Dev worked at Credit Suisse in New York City. He has worked in the White House and on the 2000 Gore/Lieberman Presidential Campaign. Dev plays an active role in the South Florida community and in currently involved with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, Broward College Foundation, Orange Bowl Host Committee, Broward Workshop and the Crockett Foundation.

Thomas R. Oliveri


Tom is senior market executive, Broward County, of The Northern Trust Company. He is responsible for a team of professionals who serve high net worth clients and families with comprehensive wealth management services incorporating investment management, trust and banking. Tom is active in civic and not-for-profit organizations. He currently serves on the following Boards / Committees: Memorial Foundation and Joe DiMaggio and Children’s Hospital Foundation (Chairman), Nova Southeastern University Ambassadors Board, Broward Center for the Performing Arts Board, Broward Workshop Board and the South Broward Hospital District Finance Committee.

Ramon A. Rodriguez
Immediate Past Chair


Ramon is retired chairman of the Board of Directors of Republic Services, Inc. He was president and CEO of Madsen Sapp Mena Rodriguez & Co. and founder of DME Corporation. Ray presently serves on the boards of South Florida PBS Channel 2 as well as PBS. He is past chairman of the Florida Board of Accountancy and past president of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Juliet Murphy Roulhac


Juliet Murphy Roulhac is the Regional Manager for Corporate External Affairs for Florida Power & Light Company. She is an attorney with over 25 years of complex business litigation and appellate experience. Juliet's prior experience includes work within the General Counsel offices of both the CIGNA and Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance Companies. Juliet's love of Broward County is seen through her involvement with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Broward Workshop, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Museum of Discovery and Science and Baptist Hospital BOH/BHE.

Kim Sweers


Kim is managing partner of FB Marine Group. She currently sits on various community boards and is an active member of the Broward Workshop, Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Marine Retailers Association of America, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Florida Yacht Brokers Association.

Kurt Zimmerman
At Large


Kurt has practiced law for approximately 30 years in the area of trusts and estates. He currently serves as chairman of the Community Foundation of Broward Professional Advisors Council. He also serves on the governing board of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. He formerly served on the governing board of the YMCA of South Florida, was a "big brother" in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward, and is a Leadership Broward graduate. Kurt is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he was a First-Team Academic All-Big Ten athlete. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt.

Leaders & Staff

Linda B. Carter


Linda Carter, President/CEO, has led the Foundation since 1997. She has served as president of the Community Foundations of Florida, the Planned Giving Council and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Linda serves on the executive committee of the Broward Workshop; she is on the Board of Trustees of Florida House and is a member of the Sun Sentinel South Florida 100. Linda is a South Florida Business Journal Broward Ultimate CEO award recipient, a Broward native and a graduate of the University of Florida.

Annette Bauer
Finance Manager


Annette Bauer, CPA, SPHR, Foundation Finance Manager, has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and human resources in both the public and private sectors. Annette has served on the local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation board, as treasurer at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic School and volunteered with Girl Scouts of America. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University.

Sheri Brown
Vice President, Community Impact


Sheri Brown, Vice President, Community Impact, has served the Foundation for over 15 years and is a member of the South Florida Advisory Council of the Florida Philanthropic Network, Broward Workshop’s Education & Youth Advocacy Committee, and Grantmakers in Education. She is a graduate of Leadership Broward, the American Express Leadership Academy and Leadership Florida Class XXXIV having recently served as program chair of the Gold Coast Region. Her community involvement includes service to The Links, Incorporated and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. A Broward native, Sheri is a graduate of Florida A&M University.

Judy Cordoves
Staff Accountant


Judy Cordoves, Staff Accountant, has more than 20 years of accounting experience in both the private and public sectors. A South Florida native, she has resided in Broward for 28 years. Judy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Barry University.

Carol Dorko
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer


Carol Dorko, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, has nearly 30 years of progressive experience in the areas of accounting, finance, human resources, IT and operations in both the public and private sectors. She is a member of the Council on Foundations Financial and Administrative Officer Group and an American Express Leadership Academy graduate. She is an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University School of Law.

Kirk Englehardt
Vice President, Marketing and Communications


Kirk is a veteran communicator with more than 25 years of experience. He grew up in Broward County and holds a master of public adminstration degree from Florida Atlantic University and a bachleor of science degree in communication from Florida State University. Kirk led award-winning communications teams at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), the Georgia Department of Education, and Broward County Public Schools. He has also been a media relations specialist for the Broward Sheriff's Office and a reporter for South Florida's WIOD Newsradio 610.

Andrea Gregory
Office Assistant


Andrea Gregory, Office Assistant, has more than eight years of experience in administration in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2014, Andrea worked for the Department of Children and Families where she helped clients navigate public assistance requirements. Andrea has also held positions with the Department of Labor and the Challenger Learning Center.

Amanda Kah
Charitable Funds Services Manager


Amanda Kah, Charitable Funds Services Manager, has worked at Donors Forum of South Florida as its communications and member services manager. She obtained a B.A. in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College and a M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.

Justine Morgan
Charitable Funds Services Director


Justine Morgan, Charitable Funds Services Director, has a background in finance and development in the private and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, she served as donor relations manager at Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida. Justine is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves on the organization’s National Philanthropy Day committee. A Broward native, she graduated from Florida Atlantic University.

Jennifer Powers
Philanthropic Services Manager


Jennifer has two decades of experience in philanthropy, retail management and community involvement. She has previously worked in development at Davidson College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Andrew Reid
Communications Manager


Andrew Reid, communications manager, has more than 20 years of communications experience from working as a journalist in Florida. He is a former editorial writer and reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, who throughout his journalism career specialized in writing about government, growth and development and environmental issues. Prior to moving to South Florida in 2005, Andrew worked as a reporter at the Tampa Tribune, Stuart News and the Winter Haven News Chief. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida State University.

Angelica Rosas
Strategic Grants Manager


Angelica Rosas, Strategic Grants Manager, is the grantmaking lead for Issues that Matter and has more than ten years of fundraising and development experience with local nonprofit agencies. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked at the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund as its charitable giving and communications manager. Angelica is a graduate of St. Thomas University.

Abigail Symonds
Marketing Manager


Abigail Symonds, Marketing Manager, has more than a decade of marketing and communications experience in both the public and private sectors. Abigail holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she was named a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Kansas.

Nancy Thies
Vice President, Philanthropic Services


Nancy Thies, Vice President, Philanthropic Services, has more than 30 years of experience in development, sales and marketing. She has held leadership positions with Holy Cross Hospital, United Way of Broward County and Miller Brewing Company. Nancy is a member of United Way’s Tocqueville Society and serves on the boards of Friends of Birch State Park and the Planned Giving Council of Broward. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Nancy Walton
Office Manager


Nancy Walton, Office Manager, has more than 30 years of office management experience across the country. She is active in the animal rights movement, volunteers with Japanese Chin Care and Rescue, Inc., and is on the Board of Broadview Park Civic Association. Nancy has an associate’s degree from Robert Morris University. She is a Reiki practitioner of the Usui lineage, and practices yoga.

Former Members of the Board of Directors

Suzanne Y. Allen

W. George Allen

Elliot B. Barnett*

Richard A. Berkowitz

Francie Bishop Good

Gary E. Bitner

James J. Blosser

Nancy W. Blosser

Holly Bodenweber

Francis B. Brogan, Jr.

Anthony Brunson

Gale M. Butler

Rita Case

Barbara R. Castell

Margarita T. Castellon

D. Keith Cobb

Joan K. Crain

Jan C. Crocker

Jan R. Cummings

Ward J. Curtis Jr.*

Shaun M. Davis

John B. Deinhardt*

Elizabeth C. Deinhardt*

Louise F. Dill

Patricia Du Mont

Katherine M. Eggleston

Richard L. Engberg

Leonard L. Farber*

Bernardo B. Fernandez Jr.

George E. Gadson

Linda L. Gill

Daniel E. Gordon

Wilson B. Greaton Jr.

Howard Greenberg

Barbara Grevior

William Gundlach

Steven J. Halmos

Frank E. Helsom

Robert J. Henninger Jr.

Frederick L. Hicks

David W. Horvitz

William D. Horvitz*

Walter E. Howard

Marti Huizenga*

Edwin A. Huston*

R. Stephen Hyatt

Joseph E. Jack*

Nona L. Jones

Janet C. Jordan

Robert B. Judd

Thomas O. Katz

Patricia R. Kearns

Stewart R. Kester Sr.*

James B. LaBate, Jr.

Christine L. Lambertus

Raymond H. Leightman

Armando Leighton, Jr.*

Susie Levan

Alan J. Levy

Marsha O. Levy

Herschell Gordon Lewis*

Jack R. Loving

Anne B. MacLean

Patricia L. Mahaney

Mark R. Maller

Wendy Masi

John C. McKeon

H. Kent Mergler

Virginia I. Miller

Frederick V. Miller*

Joseph R. Millsaps*

Albert J. Miniaci

Karen Mitchell Curran

Chris Mobley

Maj. Gen. James W. Monroe

Jan Moran

Thomas P. O'Donnell*

A. Gordon Oliver*

Stacy Ostrau

Charles L. Palmer

Arlene Pecora

David E. Ratcliffe

Carlos J. Reyes

Mary Riedel

Leonard Robbins*

Sally J. Robbins

Roy L. Rogers

Jacquelyn Rogow

Barbara Roti

John W. Ruffin Jr.

Maria T. Sanjuan

Tony Segreto

William L. Shillington

Christopher L. Smith

William A. Snyder

Raymond C. Southern

George E. Sullivan

William F. Sullivan

Paul Tanner

J. Kenneth Tate

Judith M. Thiel

Norman D. Tripp

Leslie C. Tworoger

Jose B. Valle

Elaine Vasquez

Douglas J. Von Allmen

John M. Walsh

Steven H. Woods