Our Mission

Building long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community.

Our Vision

A Central Florida where all at-risk youth have the tools, character qualities, and hope to succeed in life.

Get to Know Our Staff & Board

Our Staff

Sherry Paramore

Jonas Cayo
Donor Relations Director


Sarah Hanson
Finance Director

Crystal Auguste
Program Director

Jimmy Rodriguez
Oak Ridge Coordinator

Robert De La Torre
Jones Coordinator

Tatiana Montanez
Evans Coordinator

Xinia Reyes
Post-Secondary Coordinator

Eddie Miranda
Jones Teacher/Mentor

Deirdra Smith
Jones Teacher/Mentor

Darrell Washington
Jones Teacher/Mentor

Breanna McKnight
Evans Teacher/Mentor

Stephaney Moses
Evans Teacher/Mentor

Reggie Thimothee
Evans Teacher/Mentor

Alex Zengotita
Evans Teacher/Mentor

Ruthanne Veillard
Oak Ridge Teacher/Mentor

Shaquille Price
Oak Ridge Teacher/Mentor

Anthony Negron
Senior Teacher/Mentor

Our Board of Directors

Steve Tomaszewski, Chairman
Entec Polymers: Senior Vice President & General Manager

Jack McGill


Betsey Bell
President, Commission 127

Jeff Deery
Partner at Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A,

Melanie Fernandez
Managing Partner, BDO

Jonathan Perry
Greenberg Traurig

Leslie Nelson

Bob McClellan
Wharton-Smith Construction: Director of Business Development

Lance Walker, Jr.
Walker & Company, Inc.: President

Erik Nelson
NNN: Director of Acquisitions

Malika Harrison
Orlando Magic: Director of Social Responsibility

Megan Costa DeVault
Akerman, LLP

Melissa Mikkelson
Liberty Properties

Patricia Loy
Titan Properties

Together, We ELEVATE Orlando

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2021 Vision Breakfast