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Paula Prendergast joined the American Red Cross Broward County Chapter as Executive Director in 2014. Since being appointed to lead the chapter, she has inspired and empowered a renewal of the Red Cross mission. She’s no stranger to Broward County; Prendergast has been in non-profit management for over 20 years. She’s a proven leader and true proponent of the non-profit sector. Paula has directed major fundraising events for community health organizations and was instrumental in bringing back to the Broward County Chapter the American Red Cross Dine & Dock Celebrity/CEO & Experience Auction Humanitarian Awards. This outstanding signature event generates awareness and helps raise funds for the Red Cross mission. Paula was the Area Director of the American Lung Association in Florida and served as Executive Director for the Florida Chapter Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Paula is an avid angler from York, Penn. and a graduate of Towson University. She is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club, Nonprofit Executive Alliance of Broward and Trustee Member of the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. Additionally, she serves on the Broward County Recovery Coalition and Parkland Shooting Task Force.
Frederica “Freddi” Hennessy
Board Chair, Member of the Disaster Action Team, Community Volunteer Leader. Retired Director, Talent Acquisition at Jackson Memorial Health System.
Debbie Banks-Snyder, Owner/Vice-President Lago Mar
Lisa Caldwell, Real Estate Advisor, Liz Caldwell Group
Kim Camps, Account Executive, Motorola Solutions
Margaux Fiori, CDFA, CEO Fiori Financial Group
Lawrence Franchetti, CEO, One Beat Medical & Training
Robert E. Grasty, Senior Vice President, Human Resources Strategy and Solutions Delivery, Amtrak
Anne Marie Groblewski, Vice President, Facilities Management and Procurement, JM Family Enterprises
Frederica Hennessey, Retired, Director of Talent Acquisition, Jackson Health System
Cynthia G. Imperato, Immediate Past Board Chair, Member of the Tiffany Circle, Retired Circuit Court Judge Broward County
Moises Issa, M.D., Vice-Chair, Board Development Chair, Primary Care Physicians of Florida
LaurieAnne Minoff, Realtor Associate, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Stephanie C. Moon, 17th Judicial Circuit Court Judge
Taren O’Brien, MSN, RN, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Holy Cross Health
Lawrence M. Ploucha, Mission Committee Chair, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
Frank P. Rainer, J.D., LL.M., MBA, MS, Senior Vice President/General Counsel, Memorial Healthcare System
Ravi & Devyn Ramnarain, Secretary, Ravi Ramnarain, CPA, LLC
Rick Shaw, CEO, Tropical Financial Credit Union
Eugene Tangney, VP, Global Used Vehicle Sales, Ryder System, Inc.
James Waldman, General Counsel at Keiser University and Everglades University
Kay Yoder, VP Environmental Health, Safety, & Business Continuity, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits