Board of Directors

The Valencia Foundation board is made up of committed individuals who voluntarily contribute their time, talents and resources in support of our mission. Community and industry leaders serve multi-year terms and provide leadership on at least one of four committees: Executive Committee, Resource Development Committee, Finance Committee and Board Development Committee.

Board Leadership



Deborah “Deb” Mears


K. Sue Foreman
Carolyn Properties
Past Chair


Jess D. Bailes
ABC Fine Wine and Spirits


Richard T. McCree Jr.
McCree General Contractors and Architects Inc.
Board Development Chair


Sanford C. Shugart, PhD
Valencia College


Reginald B. Riley, PhD
Orlando Health
Vice Chair



Steven S. Davis
Welbro Building Corp.
Treasurer and Finance Chair



Geraldine Gallagher, PhD, CFRE
President and CEO
Valencia College Foundation Inc.



Board Directors

Hamid Anghaie Hamid Anghaie CPA
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
David Berelsman David Berelsman
photo Patrick J. Buffa
NBC Securities Inc.

Alan Byrd '93
Alan Byrd and Associates


Debbie Clements
Duke Energy

Gina Cordero Linh Dang, MBA, CCE '90
CFE Federal Credit Union

Carolyn M. Fennell
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Orlando International Airport




Darren Hinshaw, CFA
BB&T Wealth

Paul Jessen Paul Jessen
Florida Community Bank

Jonni L. Kimberly '79
Rosen Hotels and Resort
Past Chair



Lisa Macon
Valencia College




Joshua Murdock
Valencia College

Brock Nicholas, MBA Brock Nicholas
photo Rosemary O’Shea, Esq.
Baker and Hostetler LLP

Bradley Pierce '97

Restaurant Equipment World

Toufic Simaan
Simaan Real Estate

Emmy Torres
Valencia College Alumni Association

photo Larry K. Walker
Newgate Capital Partners
Chris E. Whitney AIA
Huitt Zollars
photo Brian M. Butler
JCB Construction Inc.
Dave Collier Dave Collier
Total Roof Services

Carol Davis

League of Women Voters of Orange County



Kamran Qadri, EdD

Valencia College



Daisy Lopez-Cid
RE/MAX Premier Properties


Damien F. Madsen '82
Lincoln Property Company



Julio C. Martinez Jr., Esq.
Martinez Manglardi PA

Edward Moore

Diane O'Dell
Universal Orlando

Paul C. Perkins Jr.
Paul & Perkins PA


Charles A. Rogers
Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County

Cheryl Schoolfield
Schoolfield Properties
Jo Thacker

Laura Jo O. Thacker PA
Broad and Cassel

Brian Weber

Brian Weber
Summit Broadband