Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Johnette Gindling, Chair

As the President & CEO of Space Coast Health Foundation, a health legacy foundation formed in 2010 from the sale of Wuesthoff Health System, Johnette Gindling is currently overseeing the grant-making work of the foundation with the mission of improving the health and wellness of Brevard County residents. She has 20 years experience in healthcare strategic planning, patient satisfaction, public relations and marketing having previously worked for Wuesthoff Health System in Rockledge, Florida, Good Shepherd Health System in Longview, Texas and Parkview Health System in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A native of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Johnette graduated from Purdue University with both a BA and MA in Professional Communication. She currently serves on the Boards of the United Way and the Brevard Health Alliance. Johnette is also co-chair of Florida Health Funders, an FPN affinity group.

Daryl Houston, Vice Chair

Daryl Houston serves as the Senior Community Investment Officer for the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, a role he has held for the past 11 years. In this role, he focuses on working with donors, nonprofit organizations and community partners to invest grant resources to make it the community a stronger and safer place to live. Prior to joining the CF, Daryl served as the Senior Director of the Volunteer Center and Disaster Management with United Way of Palm Beach County. Daryl has been very active within FPN, having served on the 2016 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy and as Chair of the Education Affinity Group from 2016 until 2019. Daryl holds a BA degree in Mass Communications from Western KY University.

Tim Cromwell, Treasurer

Tim Cromwell is the Director of Finance at the Florida Blue Foundation.  In this role, he is responsible for the management and oversite of accounting and finance systems of the Florida Blue Foundation and Florida Blue’s Public Affairs and Community Engagement division.  This encompasses financial reporting, grant accounting, maintenance of internal controls, planning and budgeting, cash flow forecasting, board presentations, policy review, external audit processes, and tax and regulatory reporting. Prior to joining Florida Blue in 2016, Tim spent 15 years with the PGA TOUR in Ponte Vedra Beach in various finance positions.  He began his career at KPMG, LLP in Jacksonville. Throughout his career, Tim has been active in community and professional organizations.  He is the Treasurer for The Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville and served more than 10 years on the audit committee for the St. Johns County School Board.  Tim is a member of both the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Florida and is a Florida licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Charles Hokanson, Secretary

Charles Hokanson is Senior Vice President – Florida Community Engagement for Helios Education Foundation, where he leads the Foundation’s staff engagement with the community and stakeholders to improve quality, access, and achievement across Florida’s birth-16 education continuum. Hokanson’s career has bridged the worlds of nonprofit, private sector, and government policy development and executive management. Prior to joining Helios, as President and CEO of Hokanson Consulting Group LLC, he provided strategic and public policy advice to nonprofit, think tank, trade association, and federal and state agency clients. Hokanson has held appointments at the U.S. Department of Education as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the General Counsel, and Chief of Staff for the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Program Development. He has also served as president or executive vice president of several national education reform nonprofits and as professional staff to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a B.A. in History and American Studies and an M.A. in History, Hokanson earned his J.D. and Master of Public Policy degrees at the Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He currently sits on the Boards of the Florida Chamber Foundation, Florida Education Foundation, and Florida Philanthropic Network and serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hostelling International USA. Hokanson is also a member of the advisory boards for the Florida College Access Network (serving as Chairman), Florida TaxWatch Center for Educational Performance and Accountability, Center for Postsecondary Success at Florida State University, and Future Plans USA, LLC.

Térèse Coudreaut Curiel

Térèse Coudreaut Curiel serves as vice president of administration and secretary to the board of trustees of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. She joined Knight Foundation in January 2011. Previously, Coudreaut Curiel ran the change management practice of a global consulting firm, Alexander Proudfoot and was executive director of organizational development for CS STARS, a risk management software and consulting division of Marsh, Inc., a subsidiary of MMC. Her earlier career includes a former engagement with Knight Foundation as the workforce performance and development manager and organizational development consulting work with Cambridge Technologies Partners. Coudreaut Curiel is a graduate of the State University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in marketing communications; she holds a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Columbia University.

Tony Carvajal

Tony recently transitioned to The Able Trust at the end of September as its new President and CEO. Previously, and for more than 12 years, Tony served as Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber Foundation, the research and solutions development arm of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Tony has vast experience working with state and business leaders. Prior to joining the Florida Chamber, Tony served as Chief Operating Officer with The Collins Center for Public Policy for nearly three years. Tony has partnered with FPN with the Future of Florida Forum and with FPN’s Leadership Conversations during 2016 that provided input into The Florida 2030 Blueprint. Tony has his MPA in Public Administration from FL International University and is a PhD student at FSU.

Eileen Coogan

Eileen Coogan joined Allegany Franciscan Ministries, a non-profit Catholic organization focused on improving community health, in 2005. She has 30 years experience in non-profit management and leadership, and is recognized for her skills in engaging board and staff, building powerful relationships, embracing change, and focusing on continuous, mission-driven improvement. Previously, Eileen served as executive VP at United Way of Palm Beach County, and held multiple roles at Project Bread–The Walk for Hunger in Boston. She also served as executive director of LynnArts in Lynn, Massachusetts. A graduate of Leadership Florida and Leadership Palm Beach County, Eileen is president of the Blue Ridge Institute, and serves on many other board and committees. She earned her MSW from Boston College and a Certificate in Franciscan Studies from the University of St. Francis.

Eric Kelly

Eric Kelly has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Florida State University and a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Florida Atlantic University. He is the President of Quantum Foundation, responsible for directing all program investments and overseeing all grantmaking. Eric is a community leader who specializes in strategic planning to ensure initiatives are sustainable and offer systemic solutions for regional issues. Prior to his current role, Eric worked as Executive Vice President for the foundation.  His career also includes roles as Director of Agency Relations at the United Way of Palm Beach County and Executive Director then Regional Vice President of Allegany Franciscan Ministries. Eric Kelly lives in West Palm Beach with his wife and four children.

Grace Sacerdote

Grace joined the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida in 2004 with 11 years combined public accounting experience primarily in tax, small business and nonprofit accounting and 10 years experience with a family office in Jacksonville. She has responsibility for oversight of invested assets, and for all matters related to operations and finance of the Foundation.

Marlene Spalten

Marlene Spalten joined the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay as its President and CEO in October 2012. With an objective of significantly increasing philanthropy in the region, she was listed on Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “25 People to Watch in 2013”. Since its inception in 1990, CFTB has distributed $200 million in grants while building assets to almost $190 million through community leadership, philanthropic services, and creative grantmaking. Marlene serves on the Boards of the Florida Philanthropic Network, the Florida Nonprofit Alliance, and Community Foundations of Florida. She is a graduate of Cornell College with a BA in English.

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