United 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 60 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 30th year of service to our community, United Arts has invested more than $155 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!
The City of Orlando
The Honorable Buddy Dyer
Darden Restaurants Foundation
Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation, Inc.
Ginsburg Family Foundation
JP Morgan Chase
Joseph S. Terry
Orange County, Florida
The Honorable Jerry Demings
Orange County Public Schools
Dr. Barbara Jenkins
Seminole County, Florida
The Honorable Jay Zembower
The University of Central Florida
Thad Seymour, Jr.
Walt Disney World Resort
Chair: S. Brendan Lynch, Lowndes
Vice Chair: Daniel J. O'Keefe, CPA,
MSL CPAs& Advisors
Treasurer: Lindsay Abt, Ernst & Young, LLP
Secretary: Jennifer Quigley, WBQ Design & Engineering, Inc.
Immediate Past Chair: ** Kate Wilson, Wells Fargo
Chair, Audit & Finance Committee: Wilson Lopez, RiskPoint Consulting Group
Chair, Development Committee: Linda Landman Gonzalez, Orlando Magic
Chair, Standards & Allocations Committee: Penelope B. Perez-Kelly, Fisher Rushmer, P.A.
Board of Directors
Sharon Arroyo, Duke Energy
Carlos Barrios, Bakers Barrios Architects, Inc.
Marcellene Baugh, Massey Services, Inc.
Cecilia Bonifay, Akerman LLP
Howard Britt, Premiere Show Group
Bettina Buckley, Disney Parks Live Entertainment
Leslie Carney, Bioclinica Research
Deborah Fahmie, Retired from School District of Osceola County
Dr. Wendy Givoglu, Valencia College
Marcia Hope Goodwin,* City of Orlando
Pamela Gould, Orange County Public Schools
Sami Haiman-Marrero, Urbander Marketing Firm
Jodie Hardman, Bank of America
Roseann Harrington,** Orange County, Florida
Malika Harrison, Orlando Magic
Danielle Hollander, Visit Orlando
Bonnie Hubbard, Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation
President & CEO, United Arts of Central Florida: Flora Maria Garcia**
Members at Large:
Linda Ferrone, Orlando Utilities Commission
Stephanie Ghertner, Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Mark Jones, Orlando Health
Marc McMurrin, Ginsburg Family Foundation
Maria Ruiz-Hays, Wyndham Destinations, Inc.
Dr. Richard Sandler, Nemours Children's Hospital and University of Central Florida
Dr. Barbara M. Jenkins, Orange County Public Schools
Charles King, CPA, KPMG LLP
Paul Lartonoix,* University of Central Florida
Mercedes McCall, CenterState Bank
Commissioner Christine Moore,* Orange County, Florida
Diane O'Dell, Universal Orlando
Joyce R. Odongo, Bank of the Ozarks
Terry Olson,** Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs, Orange County, Florida
Dr. Debra Pace, School District of Osceola County
Matthew Pengra, Full Sail University
The Honorable Belvin Perry, Jr., Morgan & Morgan
Karen Sheehan, Tupperware Brands Corporation
Joseph S. Terry, JPMorgan Chase
The Honorable Jay Zembower, Seminole County, Florida
* Trustee Alternate
** Ex-Officio Member
President & CEO: Flora Maria Garcia
Executive Assistant: Heidi Gunderson
Vice President of Administration & CFO: Juliana M. Steele
Development & Communications
Marketing & Communications Manager: Sean Thurman
Senior Development Manager: Arika Richardson
Development Manager: Alexis Sammons
Database Manager: Karissa Michelin
Grants & Programs
Manager, Grants & Arts Education: Rafael Torres
Grants & Arts Education Coordinator: Matthew Kopkin
Grants & Research Specialist: Trudy Wild
OrlandoAtPlay.com Administrator: William Morris