Board of Directors

The UTBEF all-volunteer Board of Directors has a strong commitment to serving the school children and educators in our community. Its primary responsibilities are to control property, manage finances, and direct affairs. Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for educational advocacy. The members work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need of our services.

Administrative Entity
Jerry Custin
Upper Tampa Bay Chamber/UTBEF

Joe Elmer
Future Home Realty

Vice President
Yanya McReynolds
Beamworks, Inc.

Gerald Jacobs
Go Gerald Realty 

Debra Faulkner, J.D., LL.M, Burke/Faulkner Law
Lori Gerval, Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay
Richard Kemball-Cook, Experimac
Will Miller, Nielsen Media Research
Carol Norman, Dermatology Partner
Susan Oliver, Educator
Jerry Peruzzi, Upper Tampa Bay Chamber
Elease Phillips, Keiser University
Robin Reynolds, Micro Lumen
Emily Rogers, FirstSource 1
Paula Saraki, Impact Graphix
Mary Thomson, Financial Services

Ex-officio member
Margo Flynn, Tampa Bay Downs
Dr. Jeffrey B. Moss, Oldsmar Elementary Principal 

Directors are elected annually and serve for three years or until their successors are elected and have been seated. The incoming President may appoint up to four Directors to serve one-year terms. Ex-officio (nonvoting) members may be appointed to serve on the Board.