Coalition Board Members

The Coalition itself is made up of 25 diverse board members from the private sector, as well as various community/human service organizations in Broward County. The members who are mandated by legislature include; Department of Children and Families, Family Central, Inc., the Head Start Program, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, faith-based and private child care provider representatives, disability program representative, School Board of Broward County, the County Health & Licensing Departments, Broward Community College and the local Workforce Development Board. Among the private sector appointments are three government appointees from various industries. The following is a list of the Coalition Members and their affiliations.

2013-2014 Committee List                                      

Laurie Sallarulo  (Chair)

Leadership Broward

Alfreda Coward, Esq.  (First Vice Chair)

Managing Partner
Coward & Coward, P.A.

Andrew W. Bray, Esq.  (Second Vice Chair)

Vernis & Bowling of Miami, P.A.

Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, M.P.A., J.D.  (Treasurer)

Children’s Services Council

Fabienne Fahnestock  (Secretary)


Shirley Baker  (Broward County Commission Appointee)

Graduation Coach
Broward County Public Schools

Nicole Mancini

Head Start Representative
Broward County Public Schools

Laura Gambino

City of Ft. Lauderdale
Governor Appointee

Kim Gorsuch

Community Development Director
Department of Children and Families of Broward

Renee Podolsky  (Broward County Health Department Appointee)

Executive Community Health Nursing Director
Broward County Health Department

Mason Jackson

CareerSource Broward

Dr. Kevin Keating

Associate Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences Department
Broward Community College

Donna Korn  (Broward County School Board Appointee)

School Board Member
Broward County Public Schools

Barrington Russell, Sr.

Barrealty & BAR Financial Network

Dr. Barbara Weinstein

President & CEO
Family Central, Inc.

Deborah Meidinger Hosey

Child Care Licensing
Broward County

Levoyd Williams

Williams Consultants

Michael Asseff

123 Lumpsum

Martha Lee  (Faith Based Provider Representative)

Kingdom Kids Academy

Ellie Schrot

Director, Early Steps
Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Jeffrey Dwyer

Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Dwyer, P.A.

Charles M. Hood, III

Chief Executive Officer
Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc

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