Staff

Cindy Williams





Executive Director
407-317-3200, ext. 2002983
cynthia.williams2@ocps.net


Cindy Williams joined the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools in 2010 as the organization’s fourth executive director since it opened in 1987. Prior to joining the Foundation, Cindy was with the Diocese of Orlando, where she served as the director of institutional advancement for the Office of Catholic Schools. There she worked with 37 schools throughout seven counties to market the schools for enrollment, resources and image.
 
Her professional background includes work with for-profit and non-profit companies. Most recently, she spent 10 years with Orlando Sentinel overseeing the company’s philanthropic programs. This included working with the McCormick Foundation and managing the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, raising funds and distributing grants to local non-profit organizations that help meet the needs of children, families and the elderly.

Before joining the Sentinel, Williams spent eight years working in educational, health care and social service environments. She returned to her alma mater as a development director, raising funds for the College of Health and Public Affairs. Before that she created the development department at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and navigated the organization through its first capital campaign. Williams began her career in the non-profit sector working for Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in marketing and development roles.

Williams is currently serving her sixth year as a Read2Succeed mentor and served on the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County Board of Directors for five years. She earned her bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Central Florida. She is married with two children.

Elizabeth "Beth" Conrad

 
 
 
 
 
 
Program Manager, Read2Succeed
407-317-3200 x2002835
 

Read2Succeed Program Manager, Elizabeth Conrad, joined the Foundation team in March 2013. She has a wide-ranging history working in education, teaching preschool before advancing into school administration where she focused on educational advancement, admissions, marketing, and development. Her past management experience includes working for Marriott hotels. In addition to managing the program, Elizabeth serves as a Read2Succeed tutor and a volunteer at her parish.

Frannie Ferrara

Grant Writer
407-317-3200 x2002940
 
Frannie joined the Foundation in 2014. She has been a fundraiser for over 15 years, raising funds for both cultural institutions and social service agencies. Before moving to Orlando in 2013, Frannie was the director of development and marketing for the YWCA of Union County, N.J. As the Foundation’s grant writer, she writes and manages all aspects of the granting process.

Lola Gangi

Business Manager
407-317-3200, ext. 2002939
lola.gangi@ocps.net
 

Twanna Scroggins

Program Manager
407-317-3200, ext. 2002919
twanna.scroggins@ocps.net
 
Twanna joined the Foundation June 2005.  She has 27 years in non-profit work - including ten years at the Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce where she was the office manager, bookkeeper and SCORE coordinator, eight years as executive administrator at Healthy Community Initiative of Greater Orlando.
 
Some of her Foundation responsibilities include managing the Teacher Grants and Teach-In programs, event coordinator for the Fore Our Schools Golf Tournament and web-site support.
 
Twanna is currently serving her 8th year as a Read2Succeed mentor and is serving her 4th year with the Orange County Council of PTA/PTSAs. She earned her associates degree from Indiana Business College in accounting.  She has two children and eight grandchildren.

Jeanne Daly Smith






Program Manager, Read2Succeed Manager
407-317-3200, ext. 2002941
jeanne.smith@ocps.net

Read2Succeed Program Manager, Jeanne Smith, joined the Foundation in July 2011. She is a sales and marketing veteran with experience in the non-profit, corporate and small business arenas. Her past non-profit experience includes serving as the executive director of United Way of Seminole County and vice president of marketing and resource development for United Arts of Central Florida. She also worked as the circulation marketing manager for Orlando Sentinel, where she was a Read2Succeed volunteer. Smith has also operated a marketing firm for many years.

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