Board of Directors

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
SECRETARY
Dr. Josef Rill
Director, Business Services
State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota
TREASURER
Julie Jakway
Vice President Finance & Administrative Services
State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota
BOARD MEMBERS
Henry Blyden
Gamma Xi Boule; Kappa Alpha Psi
Cassandra Burns
Dignity Memorial 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
Michelle Grimsley
Legislative Aide
FL House of Representatives, St. Petersburg & Sarasota, FL
Victoria Kasdan
President & CEO
Mission Made Possible, LLC
George Kruse
Principal, PURSUIT CRE, LLC
Patricia Petruff, Esq.
Attorney
Dye, Harrison, Kirkland, Petruff, Pratt & St. Paul, PLLC
Nancy Sanders
National Board Certified Teacher
Sarasota Co. School Board; Retired Educator
The Honorable Charles Smith
Director, Manatee Harvesting Co. Inc.
President, Smith Global Enterprises, Inc.
Valerie Vale
Executive Director, Manatee County Medical Society
Steve Vernon
President, Lakewood Ranch Republican Club
Treasurer, Manatee County Republican Party; Director, Florida Citizens Alliance
Kristy Zinna, Esq.
Attorney, The Law Office of Kristy Guy Zinna
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Co-Chair: Xtavia Bailey
Co-Chair: Open
Matt Bower
Lisa Chittaro, Esq.
George Kruse
Josef Rill
Steve Vernon