These key individuals are the backbone of The Children's Hunger Project:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Delores Spearman – Delores, an FSU grad, board member of over a dozen non-profits and an active member of her church, brings a wealth of community experience to help our children. As an Executive Committee member of Project Hunger, Delores has intimate knowledge regarding hunger and malnutrition in Brevard County.
Karen Montas – Karen, one of the area's best personal injury attorneys, has spent years in the forefront of charitable causes, including Junior League of South Brevard. Her support of other charities that address children's needs combined with being a mother of two enables Karen to provide valuable insight to our charity.
Kendall T. Moore – Kendall is the managing partner of Rockledge based law firm Moore Eavenson Baughan, PLC, as well as Space Coast Strategy, Inc. Mr. Moore was educated in the Brevard County school system and as the father of two, he understands the importance of nutrition to a successful educational experience.
Larry Ciaccia – Larry, CEO of AuthenTec until its sale to Apple, is directing his efforts to help our kids. With a MBA from FIT to go along with his engineering degree, Larry's business and technical background provide the right mindset for our efforts. Larry is a father of two and long time resident of Brevard County.
Malak Hammad – Malak, described in a professional magazine as "confident, intelligent and a vivacious professional woman", is a Vice-President with PNC Bank. She has been a banker for over 20 years and the recipient of numerous "Women of Achievement" awards. Malak brings keen business awareness qualities to our Board.
Samuel Jordan – Sam is a father, President of S&S Entertainment, Co-Founder of The Children’s Hunger Project, Managing Partner/Consultant of 321 WebPrint and owner of InstaPhix Cell Phone & Electronic Device Repair. His business background and success is combined with community involvement and charitable work.
Summit M. Shah – Summit oversees the daily functions of Southeast Petro’s wholesale and retail businesses. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from Tulane University combined with being a father of two young children, Summit brings the educational, business and parental knowledge needed to help our kids.
Tina Descovich – Tina has spent many years as a marketing and communications professional, with experience managing large teams and strategic planning. A graduate of Satellite High herself, Tina has two children in Brevard Public Schools, and has long been a strong advocate for students and parents. In addition to volunteering at her children's schools, she is a past president of Sally's Friends and a past president of the Indialantic Elementary PTO.
Keith Gee – Keith brings a long history, experience and proven track record across a broad range of non-profit organizations to our charity. Understanding the importance of volunteers and the critical work they perform, Mr. Gee serves as a volunteer himself with several organizations in Brevard County.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Alice Healey – Alice has been a powerful fixture in local charities (nominated for Volunteer of the Year and Women in Excellence Award from the Melbourne Chamber) plus serving on the boards of three local charities. Alice brings a strong business and organizational background to help our kids.
Cynthia Thompson – Cynthia comes to us with a civic-duty background of founding and helping to run a successful south Florida Charity that supported our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. With her strong business management during her career, Cynthia coordinates all aspects of our operation.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Cheryl Cominsky – Cheryl brings with her a diverse background of customer service, operations and sales management to our project. She has spent the past 15 years in a variety of volunteering roles as an advocate of children with a focus on faith-based organizations and has served on many boards and councils. Cheryl began with our organization as a volunteer for nearly two years.
COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD
David Cohen – David is Senior Vice President of the industry's premier wealth management firm and provides us with advice in the area of finance and business. With a daughter and son, he still finds time to participate in numerous community and charitable organizations.
Eva Rey – Eva is the Director of Community Management for The Viera Company, and has the integral leadership role of maintaining good community relations with residents. She volunteers her time and energy to several charitable organizations. Eva is committed to ending child hunger and child homelessness in Brevard County because she believes it is within our power and ability to do so.
Geo Ropert – Geo is a national award-winning public relations and marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in both public and private sectors, who founded Ropert and Partners, a public relations and marketing firm that provides services based on client needs. Geo helps organizations with communication strategies, to increase revenue, and raise awareness and resources for important causes and initiatives. Geo is a board member the Government Affairs Committee - Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Brevard Advisory Committee for Eckerd. Geo previously served on the board of LEAD Brevard and was chairman of the Florida Coalition for Children’s statewide Communication Workgroup.
Javier Molinares – Javier is a loving father that brings experience as publisher of Al Dia Today, the bi-lingual newspaper. He has organized Hispanic/American medical and business groups. As a leader in the Hispanic community, Javier understands the problem of children being hungry on weekends.
Jean-Yves Clerc – A retired businessman, JY is involved with a number of charitable endeavors and is a co-founder of The Children's Hunger Project.
Jeff Salter – Jeff served in the USAF for over 25 years and is now a Vice President of a National Small Business as well as CEO of his own company. Having graduated from our nation’s “free lunch program” and witnessing children all over the world go hungry, Jeff has a deep and personal passion for “seeing a hungry child and feeding a hungry child”
Jennifer Cleveland – Jennifer's background includes being a paramedic and personal trainer. When she became legally blind in 2009, everything changed causing her to redefine herself on every level. After training to become a yoga teacher and Thai massage practitioner, Jennifer and her guide dog Frank became community advocates promoting awareness of the visually impaired. She serves on the Board for the Center for the Visually Impaired, leading many fundraisers, and shares her story at numerous events. She was the keynote speaker at Women of Excellence. Her story is featured in numerous publications. Jennifer's talent and compassion for others extends to her support of feeding hungry children in Brevard.
Lorraine Jones – Lorraine has been in advertising with several print medium in our community for a quarter century. With her business and personal contacts, Lorraine has been a key element in helping us expand. The hungry kids of Brevard County are already benefiting from her expertise.
Marty Ward – Marty is a Success Coach who shares her transformation strategies with other entrepreneurs. She coaches and moves entrepreneurs from struggling to being profitable. Her dynamic and engaging presentations are full of passion and impact, addressing both work and personal life.
Rachel McCreary – Rachel is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and proud Hurricane. She currently practices as a Civil Defense Trial Lawyer with a prominent defense firm. Rachel is involved in several charitable organizations, including the Junior League of South Brevard. She brings her legal acumen, love for helping others, and commitment to her community to The Children's Hunger Project.
Sallyanne Cos – Sallyanne is currently a volunteer for The Children's Hunger Project and the Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce. As a religious educator to grammar school age children with Ascension Catholic, she sees first-hand the impact that we as adults have on the lives of local children, including those who need our assistance. She also acted as Ambassador for the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, volunteered with Serene Harbor, and is also active in Real Estate with Sun Coast. We are fortunate to have this active volunteer on our team.
Sean Phelan – Sean's company, Sequoia Consulting, provides the website for us. As a father and business owner, Sean is active in the religious and civic arenas, with all benefiting from his expertise. Our web presence is his gift to our kids.