Who We Are 

Supporting an Industry of Service and Creativity

Art MattersUnited Arts of Central Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the one-stop-shop to support the arts, sciences and history in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

Through a dynamic collaboration of individuals, businesses, local governments, foundations and more than 50 arts and cultural organizations, we work to enhance the quality and variety of cultural experiences throughout Central Florida.

We serve arts, sciences, history and other cultural providers, benefiting Central Florida residents and visitors, by raising and distributing funds and by providing management, administrative and advisory services.

Now in our 28th year of service to our community, United Arts has invested more than $141 million in local arts and culture organizations and education, and through them, the diverse and energetic community that is Central Florida because we believe that art, music, science, dance, history and theater matter… for our children, for our economy and for our community!

Our Leadership

Board of Trustees

Alan Ginsburg Family Foundation
Alan Ginsburg

The City of Orlando
The Honorable Buddy Dyer

Darden Restaurants Foundation
Stephanie Ghertner

Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation, Inc.
Bonnie Hubbard

Florida Blue
Tony Jenkins

JP Morgan Chase
Joseph S. Terry


Orange County, Florida
The Honorable Teresa Jacobs

Orange County Public Schools
Dr. Barbara Jenkins

Seminole County, Florida
The Honorable Lee Constantine

The University of Central Florida
Dr. John C. Hitt

Walt Disney World Resort
Jim MacPhee

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chairwoman: Jean Grono-Nowry, Massey Services

Vice Chair: Richard H. Sandler, Nemours Children's Hospital & University of Central Florida

Treasurer: Daniel O'Keefe, CPA, Moore, Stephens, Lovelace PA

Secretary: Jennifer Quigley, WBQ Design & Engineering, Inc.

Immediate Past Chair:** Linda Landman Gonzalez, Orlando Magic

Chair, Audit & Finance Committee: Wilson Lopez, RiskPoint Consulting Group

Chair, Development Committee: Leslie McClelland, Compass Research


Board of Directors

Jason Altmire, Florida Blue

Sharon Arroyo, Duke Energy

Paul L. Baker, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

David Blanc, Advanced Care Scripts

Bonny Block, Balfour Beatty Construction

Cecelia Bonifay, Akerman LLP

Howard Britt, Premier Show Group

The Honorable Lee Constantine, Seminole County, Florida

Danielle Saba Hollander, Visit Orlando

Andrea DeLoach, DeLoach Consulting

Judy Duda, Community Leader

Deborah Fahmie, School District of Osceola County

Suzanne Gilbert,  Holland & Knight

Ron Ginsberg,* Ginsberg Family Foundation

Marcia Hope Goodwin,* City of Orlando

Roseann E. Harrington, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)

Edward Hensley, AssistRx, Inc.




Chair, Standards & Allocations Committee: Kate Wilson, Wells Fargo

President & CEO, United Arts of Central Florida:** Flora Maria Garcia

Stephanie Ghertner, Darden Restaurants, Inc.

The Honorable Jennifer Thompson, Orange County, Florida

Members at Large:

Tony Jenkins, Florida Blue

Jim MacPhee, Walt Disney World Parks

Penelope B. Perez-Kelly, Fisher Rushmer, P.A.



Frank Ioppolo, ILG Law Group

Dr. Barbara M. Jenkins, Orange County Public Schools

Dr. Stacey Johnson, Valencia College, East Campus

Mark Jones, Orlando Regional Medical Center

Paul Lartonoix,* University of Central Florida

S. Brendan Lynch, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, PA

Dr. Elizabeth Ann McGee, Seminole State College

Larry Meador, Evok Advertising

Christine Moore, Orange County Public Schools

Diane O'Dell, Universal Orlando

Terry Olson,** Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs

Orange County, Florida

Karen Sheehan, Tupperware Brands Corporation

Rizwan Zaman, MD Back Office


* Trustee Alternate

** Ex-Officio Member




President & CEO: Flora Maria Garcia

Executive Assistant: Heidi Gunderson

Vice President of Administration & CFO: Juliana M. Steele

Database Manager: Brent Weaver

OrlandoAtPlay.com Administrator: William Morris

Development & Communications

Director of Development: Erica Henri

Marketing & Communications Manager: Chris Majocha

Development Manager: Valerie Solomon


Manager, Grants & Arts Education: Mary Giraulo

Grants & Arts Education Assistant: Chris-Ann Panther

Grants & Research Specialist: Trudy Wild

Grants Compliance Coordinator: Mika Gainer


Orlando Arts Magazine, Editor: Cindy Bowman LaFronz