Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Johnette Gindling, Chair

Meet Johnette Gindling, who serves as the 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.

Daryl Houston, Vice Chair

Daryl Houston is the Senior Community Impact Officer 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.

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.

Eileen Coogan

Eileen Coogan is the President and CEO of 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.

Charisse Grant

Charisse Grant is the Senior Vice President & Strategy Advisor. She engages across the organization and Greater Miami to focus on and unlock the Foundation’s potential for greater community impact. She designs and leads major investing efforts that target strategic change and community building, serves as a senior advisor to the President and CEO, develops staff as leaders to advance Foundation goals, and directs our civic leadership development program. Charisse joined the Foundation in 1995 and has extensive community and nonprofit knowledge and experience helping donors and national funders achieve their philanthropic goals. Before joining the Foundation, she was a reporter for the Miami Herald newspaper covering a range of issues and graduated from the University of Missouri. She is a member of Leadership Florida Class XXIX, an International Women’s Forum Fellow, served on the Children’s Trust and the City of Miami Bond Oversight boards, and as a volunteer teacher in Namibia.

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.

Barbara Roole

Barbara Roole is Director of Equity, overseeing the Fund's application of an equity lens to all of its work as the Fund works to create communities of belonging by reducing structural and systemic barriers that have historically prevented some members of society from reaching their full potential. Barbara also serves as program officer for a broad range of Fund grantees, including the national and higher education portfolios and communities across Delaware, Virginia and Florida.

Prior to joining the Jessie Ball duPont Fund in 2010, Barbara served as Health Disparities Program Officer at the state of North Carolina’s Health and Wellness Trust Fund and as the Social Justice and Equity Program Officer at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a statewide family foundation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While working in North Carolina, she was appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court’s Equal Access to Justice Commission, and served on the boards of the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Foundation and the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers. She received the Advocate for Social Change award from NC Community Shares, a network of social justice organizations. Since joining the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Barbara has served on the board of the Nonprofit Center for Northeast Florida since 2011.

Barbara holds a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law; a Master's of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government; and a Bachelor's of Social Work from Florida International University.

Grace Sacerdote

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.

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”. During her tenure, annual grants to the community have grown to more than $20 million while assets held in donor advised funds and endowments have more than doubled to over $350 million.

As a catalyst for community change, the Foundation serves as the backbone organization for the LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network, has successfully launched major programs including the Mental Health First Aid Initiative, and, in collaboration with other community partners, produces the annual Tampa Bay Regional Competitiveness Report.

Marlene serves on the boards of the Florida Philanthropic Network, the Florida College Access Network, the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Suncoast, and Community Foundations of Florida.

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