Board of Directors

board of directors

Daryl Houston, Chair

Daryl Houston is the Vice President for Community Impact for the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  In this capacity, he manages the Foundation’s Community Revitalization portfolio of grantees and provides oversight of the Foundation grantmaking initiatives and collaborative efforts in Martin County.

Daryl served as the Senior Director of the Volunteer Center and Disaster Management with United Way of Palm Beach County before joining the Community Foundation. He has spent the last 20 years working in the nonprofit sector.  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.  He currently serves as the Board Chair for the Emergency Food Shelter Program, serves on the Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ Grants Committee, and The Lord’s Place Advocacy Steering Committee.  Daryl is a graduate of Western Kentucky University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, and a minor in Sociology.

Grace Sacerdote, Vice Chair

Grace is the Executive Vice President and CFO of the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. She joined the Foundation in 2004 following 10 years in public accounting, primarily in tax, small business and nonprofit accounting, and 10 years with a family office in Jacksonville. Grace leads financial administration, risk management, legal affairs, human resources, informational technology, budgeting and economic modeling for the Foundation.

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.

Theresa Grimison, Secretary

Theresa Grimison serves as president and CEO for The Community Foundation for Brevard, a foundation that inspires and supports powerful, engaging philanthropy to make Brevard a stronger, more vibrant community where all can participate and thrive.

The Community Foundation for Brevard has granted more than $22 million to support the philanthropic intentions of its donors, social benefit organizations, and critical elements of community life in Brevard and beyond. Representing hundreds of philanthropists, the Community Foundation is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors and a professional staff, all who are deeply committed to inspiring legacies, investing in our communities, and building a better world.

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Theresa served as senior director of international development and operations with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. During her tenure, she helped direct a successful $600 million comprehensive campaign in support of policy solutions addressing the world’s biggest challenges. Previously, Theresa’s career spanned executive leadership positions with social enterprise First Book and New Mexico Governor and Ambassador Bill Richardson’s administration. Prior to that, she served as the deputy director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, helping lead the organization from its inception to international acclaim. Theresa earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, and an MBA at the University of New Mexico.

Johnette Gindling, Past Chair

Meet Johnette Gindling, the past Board Chair of the Florida Philanthropic Network. Johnette currently serves as the President & CEO of Space Coast Health Foundation, a health legacy foundation formed in 2010 from the sale of Wuesthoff Health System. 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. She currently serves on the board of the Community Credit Union.

Stacy Baier

Stacy Baier has more than 25 years of experience in educational philanthropy. In her past role as CEO of the nationally recognized Pinellas Education Foundation, Dr. Baier led all development, program and administrative activities at the Foundation while cultivating a strong working relationship between the philanthropic, business and school communities. She has also served as president and CEO of the Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN) and as vice president and program director of College and Career Readiness for Helios. She has also served as executive director of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.

Dr. Baier received her doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Florida and holds a Master of Education from Harvard University. Most recently, she was recognized for the third time in Florida Trend 500 Most Influential Leaders in the category of nonprofits/philanthropy.

Allison Chase

Allison Chase is the President & CEO at the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, known as The Able Trust.  For over twenty-five years, she has dedicated her career to employment of people with disabilities.  She has both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Rehabilitation Services from Florida State University, and completed the National Executive Leadership Institute for rehabilitation leaders at the University of Oklahoma in 1999 and most recently, the Florida State University College of Business, Non Profit Executive Program.  She is on the Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustees, a member of the national Society of Human Resource Professionals, the Florida Economic Development Council, the Florida Society of Association Executives, and the UCF Center for Unique Abilities Advisory Council.

Allison’s vision is for The Able Trust to be the leader of thought, connection, and collaboration in Florida for disability workforce inclusion, providing valuable resources to businesses, employment service providers, communities, and most importantly, Floridians with disabilities. She has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors giving her a 360-degree perspective of the field. 

Jamie Kahns

As the Sarasota/Manatee Market Executive, Jamie works closely with the local President and leadership team to create and deliver a focused strategic market plan. A plan that aims to improve Bank of America’s ability to drive business, increase employee engagement, and make a positive impact in our community. Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of Tampa and her master’s in Public Administration from Strayer University and has been with Bank of America since 2010 leading within the Local Markets Organization serving multiple markets from Florida to Maine.

Prior to joining the Bank, she spent six years making impacts in the communities through nonprofit sectors, including grant writing for HARC Challenge Foundation and directing fundraising events at American Lung Association. Jamie is a great advocate for diversity and inclusion, has earned a DE&I in the Workplace Certificate from University of South Florida, and was honored to be named Sarasota NAACP’s 2022 Freedom Awards Business & Industry Awardee. Jamie serves on several nonprofit boards, including REACH Manatee’s Vision Council; PLANit Sarasota; CareerSource Suncoast; and The Haven working with children and adults with disabilities. As well as a recent past board member of CareerEdge and the School District of Manatee County Diversity & Inclusion committee.

Jamie is a passionate advocate for children, literacy, and higher education. She was named one of Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2019 as one of the most influential young people in Tampa Bay. She enjoys volunteering, helping others and the environment, is an amateur pool shark, and avid cook. Along with her husband Bob and two sons (Kenny and Vinny), the Kahns’ family loves Florida life on the water.

Roshell Rinkins

Roshell R. Rinkins joined Knight Foundation in March 2019. As vice president for Grants Administration, she leads the development and execution of systems, policies, and management tools that advance and optimize the grant making and overall operations at Knight. In her role as the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer, Roshell is responsible for driving Knight’s core belief to integrate DEI into every aspect of the foundation’s work.

Prior to Knight, Rinkins worked at Apple as a global supply manager. In that role, Rinkins was responsible for the qualification, selection and contracting of business-to-business and business-to-consumer outbound transportation services supporting Apple’s North and South America operations. Rinkins built systemic ways to vet prospective suppliers, drive supplier compliance and build top- and bottom-line growth.

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