Current Panelists 

Thank you to all of our currently serving volunteer panelists.

2018 panel for 2019 Operating Support Grants – Large Budget

  • S. Brendan Lynch, ex-officio panel chair; Shareholder, Lowndes Drosdick
  • Robert Matschner, ex-officio finance reviewer; Shareholder, Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A.
  • Cheryl Boza, Community Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Corporate Citizenship
  • Art Bundey, retired from The Disney Company
  • Byron Clercx, Professor of Visual Art, UCF
  • Debbie Fahmie, Fine & Performing Arts Resource Specialist, Osceola School District
  • Malika Harrison, Director of Social Responsibility, Orlando Magic
  • Maria Ruiz-Hays, SVP-Sales Development, Recruiting & Training, Wyndham Vacation Ownership
  • Dr. Stacey Johnson, President, Valencia College, East & Winter Park Campuses
  • Byron Knibbs, VP, Emerging Technologies, Orlando Utilities Commission
  • Hope McMath, Founder and Director of Yellow House; Former Director, The Cummer Museum of Art
  • Gerard Mitchell, Owner, The Social, The Beacham, Foundation Presents, Aero Rooftop Bar, The Patio, 64 North
  • Gail Rayos, Manager Central Florida, Wragg & Casas Strategic Communications
  • Rich Taylor, Rich Imagination Creative + Consulting
  • Julie Tindall, Community Outreach Coordinator, City of Orlando
  • Edward Toro, Producciones Zona O

2018 panel for 2019 Operating Support Grants – Midsize Budget

  • Dr. Richard Sandler, Nemours Children’s Hospital; UCF
  • John Webb, ex-officio finance reviewer; CPA, Strombeck Consulting CPA’s
  • Scott Evans, Senior Administrator, Visual & Performing Arts, Orange County Public Schools
  • Luis Martinez-Fernandez, Professor of History, UCF
  • Julia Gagne, retired chair of theater department, Valencia College
  • Ha’Ani Hogan, Development Manager, Downtown Arts District
  • Danielle Hollander, Chief Marketing Officer, Visit Orlando
  • Melba Luciano, retired superintendent, Osceola County Public Schools
  • Farnaz Namin-Hedayati, Ph.D., Doctor of Corporate Psychology, Center for Work Life
  • Diane O’Dell, VP, Community Relations, Universal Orlando Resort
  • Amy Painter, former executive director, Leesburg Center for the Arts
  • Valerie Read, Director, Universal Orlando Foundation
  • Lisette St. Hilaire, Senior Account Manager, iHeartMedia
  • Myles Thoroughgood, Choreographer

2018 panel for 2019 Operating Support Grants – Small Budget

  • Penelope Perez-Kelly, ex-officio panel chair; Attorney, Fisher Rushmer, P.A.
  • Wilson Lopez, ex-officio finance reviewer; Managing Director, RiskPoint Consulting Group
  • Cynthia Cardona, Executive Director, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation
  • Stuart Doyle, Operational Excellence Communications Manager, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Chelsea Hilend, Marketing, Annie Russell Theatre
  • Sisaundra Lewis, Artistic Director, Grove 2 Glam Media
  • Henry Maldonado, President, Enzian
  • Susan Mitchell, former Grants & Marketing, The Holocaust Center
  • Ken Naigus, strategic planner, Off the Beaten Path Florida Arts Tour
  • Sarah Overton, Director, A Gift for Music
  • Diana Portillo, Theater Operations Manager, Sak Comedy Lab
  • Tiffany Sanders, SVP Marketing, JHT
  • Heide Waldron, Executive Director, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra
  • Rizwan Zaman, MD Back Office

Operating Support Grantees can contact for panelist contact information. Panelist emails can be added to your general email list; three direct invitations per year may be sent to the panel listserv.