The board and staff of Central Florida Foundation

Since 1994, our professional staff, under the direction of our engaged board of directors, has been working with individuals, families, corporations, professional advisors and nonprofits to build community by building philanthropy.

We manage and invest funds, offer personalized service and expert giving advice, connect donors with charitable organizations that they are passionate about and empower them to make informed decisions that make a difference in the community.

Executive Committee

Robert F. Thomson II, CPA

Chair, Commerce National Bank & Trust

Rob Panepinto

Vice Chair, Florentine Strategies

Martin Rubin

Immediate Past Chair, Smart City

Thomas V. Durkee, CPA

Treasurer, WithumSmith+Brown

Thomasa Sanchez

Secretary, McCormick Research Institute

Mark Brewer

President / CEO

Board of Directors

Waymon Armstrong

Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS)

Kristen Arrington

Transportation and Expressway Membership of Florida

Brian M. Butler

JCB Construction

Jay Chaudhari

I-4 Capital Partners

Avani Desai

Schellman & Company

Michael Frumkin, Ph.D.

University of Central Florida

Leslie Hielema

Orlando Center at Florida Insitute of Technology

Ashley Hill, CPA


Tony Jenkins

Florida Blue

Robert Newland

Career Partners International -- Florida Caribbean

Jeffery Jonasen

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

David N. Torre

Murrah Doyle Wigle & Torre P.A.


Mark Brewer

President / CEO

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Meghan Warrick

Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer

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Sandi Vidal

Vice President of Community Strategies and Initiatives

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Beverly Grant

Executive Assistant

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Elizabeth Gordon


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Daisy C. Franklin, MSW

Community Investment Manager

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Deb Wallace

Foundation Assistsant

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Rachel Calderon

Marketing and Communications Manager

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Mary Meghan Flanagan

Community Knowledge Manager

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