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.


Robert J. Naberhaus III, Esq.


Dean Mead

Amanda G. Smith, Esq.

Vice Chair

WhiteBird Law

Elizabeth O. Shorr


Community Volunteer

Juliana Kreul, CPA




Laura Chiesman

FirstWave Financial

Kit Fisher

Prime-One Insurance

Shirley Friedland

Community Volunteer

Jennifer Griffin, CPA

Whittaker & Cooper CPA's

Justin S. Knox, CPA, CVA

Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam, CPAs and Associates

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

Studenberg Law

Arthur R. Schmitt

Bob Sukolsky, CLU

Northwestern Mutual

James F. Suplee


Myles H. Wilkinson

Corporate Property Group Inc.

Directors Emeritus

Ronald E. Bray
CPA, Retired

Michael S. Cerow, PA
Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Dale Dettmer, Esq.
Krasny & Dettmer

Brian Fisher
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