These key individuals are the backbone of The Children's Hunger Project:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Brooks – David is President and CEO of Verus Wealth Management, helping individuals and small business owners reach their financial goals. Development of a program that will enable people to bequeath funds to our charity will surely benefit our kids, and this is right up David’s alley.
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.
Robert Barnes – Bob is a retired broadcaster and marketing specialist. He brings a business background plus organizational and management skills to oversee the operation on a daily basis and implement its mission statement and goals.
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 ADVISORY BOARD
Andy Anderson – Andy, father of three, brings a County Commissioner's perspective to the problems we address. As founder of Coats for Kids, Andy knows how to run an efficient charity. A local resident for 23 years, Andy brings a personal knowledge of charitable and church work.
Christine Canavan – Chrissy is owner of A Granddaughter's Promise, a company providing elder care advice to families. She brings a unique perspective of mother, entrepreneur, and family support specialist to the mix. Her business success is matched by her personal, church, and charitable work.
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.
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”
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.
Richard Charbonneau – Richard brings a wealth of talent and contacts in the Brevard political scene along with much community volunteer experience. With his roofing and business background combined with his passion for helping others, Richard easily believes in our concept of feeding hungry kids on weekends.
Robert Johnson – Robert is a Missionary, Past President of the South Brevard NAACP, and an advocate for those less fortunate. His experience is with children at risk, homeless, the elderly and dysfunctional families.
Sean Phelan – Sean's company, Sequoia Consulting, provides the website and Facebook page 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.
Stephanie Haridopolos – Doctor Stephanie, as a primary care physician, brings a wealth of knowledge relating to children’s health needs. She is President of the Brevard County Medical Society and involved in many charitable organizations in our area. Stephanie has dedicated her life’s work to helping others stay healthy by empowering them with knowledge.
Stephen Lacey – Steve is our legal backbone as a partner with Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L. in Melbourne and is well known for his community and charitable efforts. Steve brings his perspective for children as a father of three.