About Us

Board of Directors

Founded in 1981 as an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Community Foundation for Brevard’s mission is to encourage, support and facilitate philanthropy in Brevard County. We manage funds for individuals, families and businesses that benefit charities by protecting the investment, achieving growth and providing a perpetual source of income to enhance Brevard’s quality of life – forever.

Its Board of Directors is comprised exclusively of local leaders who are fully invested in our community. They bring with them a wide range of skills and experience that offer the Community Foundation exemplary guidance and support. Our leadership reflects that with board members representing many different businesses, neighborhoods, backgrounds and interests – united in their commitment to making Brevard County a better place to live.


Amanda G. Smith, Esq.


WhiteBird, PLLC

Myles H. Wilkinson

Vice Chair

Wilkinson Family Fund

Elizabeth O. Shorr


Community Volunteer

Jennifer Griffin, CPA


Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Robert J. Naberhaus III, Esq.

Past Chair

Dean Mead

Theresa Grimison

President & CEO

Community Foundation for Brevard


Laura Chiesman

FirstWave Financial

Keri K. Donald


Kit Fisher

Insurance Office of America

Robin L. Fisher

Robin L. Fisher Insurance Agency

Shirley Friedland

Paul & Shirley Friedland Fund

Douglas G. Holton

Holton Family Fund

Anne McPhee, J.D., LL.M.

Studenberg Law

Kelli Peck, CPA


Scott Sorensen

Sorensen Moving & Storage

James F. Suplee


Directors Emeritus

Ronald E. Bray
CPA, Retired

Michael S. Cerow, CPA
Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Dale Dettmer, Esq.
Krasny & Dettmer

Brian Fisher, CPA
CPA, Retired

William Harris, CPA
Morgan Stanley

Darcia Jones Francey

Linda J. May
President, L. Mayco, Inc.

Don Molitor

Kurt D. Panouses, Esq.
Panouses Law Group