Current Panelists 

Thank you to all of our currently serving volunteer panelists!


2019 panel for 2020 Operating Support Grants – Large Budget

  • Diane O’Dell, ex-officio panel chair; VP, Community Relations, Universal Orlando Resort
  • Dan O’Keefe, ex-officio finance reviewer; Shareholder, MSL, P.A.
  • Art Bundey, retired from The Disney Company
  • Christopher Belt, Executive Director, Timucua Arts Foundation
  • Gisela Carbonell, Curator, Cornell Fine Arts Museum
  • Debbie Fahmie, Fine & Performing Arts Resource Specialist, Osceola School District
  • Malika Harrison, Director of Social Responsibility, Orlando Magic
  • Steven High, Executive Director, The Ringling
  • Paul Lartonoix, Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Humanities, UCF
  • Chevalier Lovett, SVP & Managing Director, Organize Florida
  • Brendan O’Connor, Editor in Chief,
  • Maria Ruiz-Hays, SVP-Sales Development, Recruiting & Training, Wyndham Vacation Ownership
  • Rich Taylor, Rich Imagination Creative + Consulting
  • Julie Tindall, Community Outreach Coordinator, City of Orlando
  • Michael Wainstein, Theatre Department Director, UCF

2019 panel for 2020 Operating Support Grants – Midsize Budget

  • Dr. Richard Sandler, Nemours Children’s Hospital; UCF
  • John Webb, ex-officio finance reviewer; CPA, Strombeck Consulting CPA’s
  • Melissa Braillard, Director of Patron Development, Garden Theatre
  • Scott Evans, Senior Director, Visual & Performing Arts, Orange County Public Schools
  • Linda Ferrone, Chief Customer Officer, OUC
  • Julia Gagne, retired chair of theater department, Valencia College
  • Jennifer Grozio, Director of Development, Embrace Families Foundation
  • Melba Luciano, retired superintendent, Osceola County Public Schools
  • Luis Martinez-Fernandez, Professor of History, UCF
  • Farnaz Namin-Hedayati, Ph.D., Doctor of Corporate Psychology, Center for Work Life
  • Amy Painter, former executive director, Leesburg Center for the Arts
  • Valerie Read, Director, Universal Orlando Foundation
  • Myles Thoroughgood, Choreographer
  • Rangsook Yoon, Ph.D., Director of Curatorial Affairs, Artis-Naples, Home of the Baker Museum

2019 panel for 2020 Operating Support Grants – Small Budget

  • Bonnie Hubbard, ex-officio panel chair; Grants Manager, Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation
  • Wilson Lopez, ex-officio finance reviewer; Managing Director, RiskPoint Consulting Group
  • Emily Behzadi, Associate, Meehle & Jay
  • Cynthia Cardona, Executive Director, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation
  • Terrance Hunter, Senior Director of Programs, Central Florida Community Arts
  • Sisaundra Lewis, Artistic Director, Grove 2 Glam Media
  • Henry Maldonado, Former President, Enzian
  • Randy McKey, Executive Director, McKey Associates
  • Ken Naigus, Strategic Planner, Off the Beaten Path Florida Arts Tour
  • Diana Portillo, Theater Operations Manager, Sak Comedy Lab
  • Tiffany Sanders, SVP Marketing, JHT

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.