Board Chair: Tracey Powell
Tracey is the Vice President of Travel Services, Pricing & Revenue Management – DSE at Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts U.S. Tracey leads the Travel Services, Pricing & Revenue Management teams for Disney Signature Experiences which includes Disney Cruise Lines, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions. Throughout her 19-year Disney career, she has exemplified Disney’s commitment to enriching the lives of young people by serving as the executive champion for the Disney Dreamers Academy.

Board Vice Chair: Hope Newsome, Esq.
Hope is a Managing Partner with Virtus LLP. She focuses her practice on venture and private financings, private funds, impact investment managers, and institutional investment advisers and broker-dealers. Since 2006, Hope has served as counsel to investment managers, funds, broker-dealers, and entrepreneurs seeking capital. She serves on the board of the Black Chamber of Commerce Central Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar, serving on the Professional Ethics Committee, and the board of directors for the National Society of Compliance Professionals. She has been recognized by the Orlando Business Journal, 40 under 40 and Top Compliance Counsel, First Chair Awards. Hope earned her law degree from the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University and received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College.

Treasurer: Michael Mueller
Michael is the Chief Financial Officer for Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. He started his career with Arthur Andersen, LLP before moving to a boutique accounting firm that focused primarily on healthcare. He has served in executive healthcare finance roles with a variety of healthcare systems including those that are for-profit, academic, non-profit and governmental entities. He is a Certified Public Accountant and previously was a Certified Financial Planner. He is currently the Chair of the HFUW Finance Committee and serves on the HFUW Compensation Committee.

Secretary: Eddie Francis, Esq.
Eddie is a shareholder with the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., and is a member of the firm’s real estate practice, focusing on real estate transactions, development and finance, land use and zoning, commercial leasing, and representing clients before local government. He has served as the HFUW Board Secretary for several years. Eddie serves on the HFUW Executive Committee.

President & CEO: Jeff Hayward 
As president & CEO of Heart of Florida United Way, Jeff brings a unique background in politics, public and private sector leadership. After serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and VP of development/marketing for a national, publicly traded health care company, he joined United Way of Massachusetts Bay. As chief of external affairs, he led the annual strategic investment of nearly $35 million in community initiatives and agencies. With over 23 years of experience with United Way, he lends his non-profit expertise to Central Florida by serving on the board and executive committee of Central Florida Commission on Homelessness and the CareerSource Central Florida board.

Immediate Past Chair: Sean DeMartino
Sean is the President of Coastal Construction’s Central and North Florida Division leading all business operations including acquisitions and administration. He enjoys more than 30 years as a proven construction leader, heading a variety of mid- and large-scale projects. Active in civic circles, he serves on the Industry Advisory Executive Committee and Board for the School of Construction Management at the University of Florida, a board member with the Central Florida Foundation, past chair of Junior Achievement Academy and is a past co-chairman of the Orlando Economic Partnership. He is also a member of HFUW’s Compensation Committee and is Immediate Past Chair of the Board.

Board Members:

Jan Aspuru 
OUC—The Reliable One

Jay Darulla
Bank of America

Lysa Barbano
VyStar Credit Union

John F. Davis
Florida Secretary of the Lottery

Heidi DeBenedetti
Gilbane Building Company

Donna Dyson
Orlando Business Journal  

Stephanie Gardner

Stephanie Garris, Esq.
Grace Medical Home

Elisha González
FAIRWINDS Credit Union

Todd Goodman
AdventHealth – Central Florida Division

Char Jordan

Linda Landman González
Orlando Magic (Retired)

Marie Martinez
The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families

Maritza Martinez-Guerrero
Orlando Magic

Peter Meyer
TD Bank

Sheriff John Mina
Orange County Sheriff’s Office

Karmyn Norwood
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Company

Gaby Ortigoni
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando

Michael E. Pattillo
Ernst & Young, LLP

Tammy Paycer
Truist Bank

John Pisan
Fifth Third Bank

Chief Orlando Rolón 
Chief of Police – City of Orlando (Retired)

David Ruiz
UPS Florida (Retired)

Joanne Santiago

Ed Timberlake
Seaside National Bank & Trust (Retired)

Annetta Wilson
Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success Coaching

Bill Wilson, Esq.
Holland & Knight, LLP (Retired)

Chad Wilson
Publix Super Markets (Retired)

Nicolla Binford

Publix Super Markets

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