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Welcome New Board of Directors Members

Angel de la Portilla
Central Florida Strategies, Inc.
Angel works closely with local and state elected officials and staff among Central Florida municipalities, school boards and county governments providing business development services.
 
 
Teresa Donaldson
Fry l Hammond l Bar
Teresa has expertise in fundraising, technology and marketing and has worked in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.
 
 
Erik Genrich
Centry Link
Erik has 15 years of telecommunications experience on both the business and consumer side working in sales, marketing and network operations. As an active member of the Central Florida community Erik also serves on the Seminole County Chamber Board of Directors.
 
 
Timothy Gomez                               
Dixon Ticonderoga Company
CEO of the “World’s Best Pencil” company, Mr. Gomez leads the international operations of Dixon Ticonderoga Company, Prang Art Supplies and other trusted writing and art instruments.  A strong supporter of education worldwide, his backpack donation program has provided top-of-the-line school supply products to students throughout the world, and an additional $5 million in products via the Kids In Need Foundation.  
 
 
Dr. William R. Gordon ll
Orange County Public Schools
Dr. Gordon has served as a teacher and administrator for Orange County Public Schools for 28 years. He is currently the area superintendent in the North Learning Community responsible for 29 diverse K-12 schools. Dr. Gordon also serves as an adjunct professor in the Doctorate Program in the College of Education at the University of Central Florida. He co-authored an internationally recognized textbook, Developing the Curriculum.
 
 
Erick Kepfer
Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP
Erick works primarily with nonprofit organizations
including government funded organizations and foundations.
 
 
 
 
Sherry Magee
CNL Financial Group
Sherry has over 20 years of experience in communications, fundraising, media relations and grassroots community initiatives. She has spent the majority of her career working in the not-for-profit sector.
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Michaels
Orange County Public Schools
Jennifer was Orange County's 2010 Teacher of the Year and has been teaching since 1998. This year she's serving as an Instructional Coach for the OCPS Exceptional Student Education Transition Team, promoting independence, career readiness, and community involvement in students with disabilities.
 
 
Richard Ray                                    
Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Richard has 17 years of experience in customer / guest service, leadership and training within the theme parke / hospitality industry.
 
 
 
 
Dorina Sackman
Orange County Public Schools
Dorina speaks five languages and has enjoyed a 14-year teaching career.  Dorina is the 2014 OCPS
Teacher of the Year and recently won the Florida State Teacher of the Year.  Update Jan 2014:  Dorina is one of four US teachers that have been nominated for the National Teacher of the Year award.

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