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.
Laurie Sallarulo  (Chair)
Junior Achievement
Fabienne Fahnestock  (First Vice Chair)
Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, M.P.A., J.D.  (Second Vice Chair)
Children’s Services Council
Renee Podolsky  (Treasurer)
Executive Community Health Nursing Director
Broward County Health Department
Barrington Russell, Sr. (Secretary)
Barrealty & BAR Financial Network
Twan Russell (Broward County Commission Appointee)
Senior Director of Community Affairs
Miami Dolphins
Head Start Representative
Broward County Public Schools
Dolly Trevino Rump
President, Continental Public Adjusters
Governor Appointee
Silvia Beebe
Community Development Director

Department of Children and Families of Broward

Mason Jackson
CareerSource Broward
Dr. Avis Proctor
Broward College, North Campus
Laurie Rich Levinson (Broward County School Board Appointee)
School Board member
Broward County Public Schools
Ashley Davis
Parent - Optional Member
Deborah Meidinger Hosey
Child Care Licensing
Broward County
Jody Miller
Private Provider Representative
Preschool Principal, Chesterbrooke Academy
Michael Asseff
Structured Asset Holdings
Schmeka Lyons  (Faith Based Provider Representative)
Christ Church ELC
Ellie Schrot
Director, Early Steps
Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Jeffrey Dwyer
Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Dwyer, P.A.
Renee Jaffe
Chief Executive Officer
Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc
Nicholas Kaniaris
VP, Corporate & Institutional Banking
PNC Bank
Kenickay Prendergast
Parent - Optional Member
Howard Bakalar
Chief Program Officer
United Way of Broward County