Central Florida Foundation Elects New Board Chair and Board Members

May 29 2019

ORLANDO — May 29, 2019 — The Central Florida Foundation Board of Directors recently elected its new chairperson of the board, Jeffery Jonasen, new board member, Ms. Tajiana Ancora – Brown, and returning board members, Mr. Waymon Armstrong and Ms. Thomasa Sanchez. Their professional work within Central Florida will complement the ideas, investment, innovation and collaboration required at the board-level to power high-impact philanthropy.

Jeffery Jonasen

Jeff is an attorney and a shareholder at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. He has more than 20 years of business law experience, handling acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, financings, and other domestic and international business transactions, and representing start-ups, non-profits, medium-sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Waymon Armstrong

Waymon is Co-Founder and President of Engineering & Computer Simulations Inc. (ECS). Since its inception in 1997, the firm is dedicated to utilizing PC- based game technology in an advanced distributed learning environment.

Tajiana Ancora-Brown

Tajiana is an accomplished leader with experience in issue management, strategic communications and organizational management. Tajiana Ancora-Brown joined Walt Disney World as the Director, External Affairs in July 2018.

Thomasa Sanchez

Thomasa has deeply woven her passions into the fabric of the Central Florida community as a successful entrepreneur, college professor, community leader and keynote speaker. Thomasa established The McCormick Research Institute, has taught at Valencia College, and contributes to family businesses Titan Land Company and State Housing and Development.


About Central Florida Foundation

Central Florida Foundation believes in the power of philanthropy and that thoughtful strategies, combined with a generous community, make Central Florida a place where everyone feels at home. The Foundation works with families focused on giving back, nonprofits and across public and private sectors to bring philanthropy to life. It all began in 1994 as a dream around a table of local, passionate people, and has grown to be one of the community’s most trusted resources. Learn more at www.cffound.org.