Board of Directors

FOUNDER AND HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

Patricia Glass

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT
Xtavia Bailey
Owner, Dollar Mania Store
VICE PRESIDENT
Matt Bower
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
TREASURER
Julie Jakway
Vice President Finance & Administrative Services
State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota
SECRETARY 
Josef Rill
Director, Business Services
State College of Florida

BOARD MEMBERS

Henry Blyden
Gamma Xi Boule; Kappa Alpha Psi
Cassandra Burns
Area Manager
Dignity Memorial Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota & Charlotte Counties Florida

Becky Canesse
Chief Executive Officer, Just for Girls

Lisa Chittaro, Esq.
Attorney, The Law Offices of Lisa Chittaro, PLLC
John Colon
Senior Vice President, Investment Officer Wells Fargo Advisors
Michael Gallen, Esq.
Vice President, Public Policy and Small Business
Manatee Chamber of Commerce
The Honorable Charles Smith
Director, Manatee Harvesting Co. Inc.,
President, Smith Global Enterprises, Inc.
Valerie Vale
Executive Director, Manatee County Medical Society
Steve Vernon
Director, Florida Citizens Alliance

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Xtavia Bailey
Co-Chair: Cassandra Burns
Matt Bower
Lisa Chittaro
Josef Rill
Steve Vernon