Our Board of Directors

David Rubin, Chairman

David Rubin is a local business owner who has lived in the Sarasota community for 20 years. He taught in the NYC school system, and has  a deep passion for education and  how it supports the vision of a healthy community.   See full bio.

Dr. Harriet Moore​

Dr. Harriet Moore was just named Sarasota School District's first Director of Innovation and Equality.  Before that, she was the principal of McIntosh Middle School.  See full bio.

Richard Gilmore

Richard Gilmore has twenty-five

years of experience managing

business operations analysis, strategic planning, information technology and community board leadership.    See full bio.

Floyd Hill

Floyd Hill was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. He attended Florida A&M University on a Presidential Scholarship and majored in Computer Information Systems and Mathematical Science. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1998.  See full bio.

Donna Gora

Donna is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Sarasota, Florida. She has spent a total of 13 years in the financial services industry, and 8 years working in philanthropy and grants management. See full bio.

Pedro Melendez

Pedro Melendez recently retired

from his position as a Bi-lingual School Social Worker in the Dept. of Pupil Support Services of the Sarasota School Board. See full bio.

Reverend Dr. Derrien Bonney

Pastor Bonney is the newly welcomed 

Pastor of Greater Hurst Chapel AME Church in Sarasota, our program's 

longtime partner, supporter, and provider of the land upon which our campus sits. See full bio.

Dr. Dawn Clayton

Our newest Board member, Dr. Clayton currently serves as the Director for Academic Intervention Programs within the Sarasota County School District office.

See full bio.