MRTNA Board of Directors

Colleen Lockwood : President

Colleen Lockwood

President

pres@middleriverterrace.org

Colleen is the President and CEO of Crescendo Philanthropy.  She is an active community leader with extensive private sector experience.  In her global work with Sprint, British Telecom, France Telecom and AT&T, she led strategic planning initiatives and operational/IT deployments in Western Europe and the Middle East.

For the last decade, she has been deeply invested in serving the youth of South Florida and our community writ large. She serves as the Collective Impact Leader of Bridge 2 Life, a countywide collaboration of agencies focused on helping youth build self-efficacy through a racial equity lens.  This includes facilitation of the youth-led Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Council.  As the President of the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations, she represents the interests of 70+ civic associations within the City.  She also serves on the City’s Education Advisory Board.  She has served on the board of Fleet Week Port Everglades since 2011 introducing active military to youth through the annual Fleet Week Tech Summit.

She is an instructor with the National Leadership Institute and has presented at the statewide Planet Philanthropy conference since 2014.  Colleen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Research from the University of Maryland on an athletic scholarship and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.  She completed the Executive Marketing Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Carlton Smith : Vice President

Carlton Smith

Vice President

vp@middleriverterrace.org
Carlton Smith began his career in radio broadcasting as on air personality in Lexington, KY.  From there he traveled to other markets and ended up working in Austin, TX at KHFI and in Nashville, TN at WVOL and WLAC.
Eventually he began working in film production and began a career in production specializing in Country music videos.
While working his way up the ladder from Production Assistant to Producer he had the honor of producing for such acts as; Charlie Daniels, Aarron Tippin, Garth Brooks, Jo Dee Messina, and many more.
In 2002, he was nominated for Producer of the year by the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Carlton then took his knowledge of broadcast and film, and incorporated it with his love for the news and joined Indiana’s News Center as a Multimedia Journalist in 2008. In his role, he developed, filmed, wrote and reported news stories for the networks of Indiana's News Center.
After that, the waves of Florida were calling and he relocated back to South Florida to work with WSFL as a Multimedia Journalist.  WSFL had a morning show that was run by the Sun Sentinel newspaper.  Eager to go back behind the camera, Carlton began directing and producing for a national TV show, followed by Independently producing 2 documentaries.
On his first feature film, “The Black Miami,"  Carlton served as Producer, Writer & Co-Director.
The film won multiple awards at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and aired on WPBT for Black History Month in 2014.
His second documentary was filmed right here in Fort Lauderdale and is titled “Finding Life.”  This documentary follows 7 gay couples as they take the steps of becoming parents through foster care and adoption.  Both films have world wide distribution and are available on Amazon and Google Play.
Carlton currently works for the City of Pembroke Pines as a Video Producer, where he takes his years of experience as an overall Producer, Director, Writer and Reporter to help entertain, inspire and educate the city’s residents.
Having moved from Pompano Beach, where he served as Vice President of the Cresthaven Civic Neighborhood Association, the first step in moving to Middle River Terrace was to get involved in the community.  This is where Carlton joins us now as our new Vice President.
Yelka Mikolji : Secretary

Yelka Mikolji

Secretary

sec@middleriverterrace.org

Yelka is the owner of Indigo Technologies. She is passionate about social justice, community growth, sustainable economic development, and using technology for good.  She has been in the board of directors of Flagler Village and Lauderdale Isles. She has lived in South Florida since 1999.  She will help the association with organization, community outreach and help our association's relevance grow.

Tony Fiori : Treasurer

Tony Fiori

Treasurer

treas@middleriverterrace.org

Born in Philadelphia, moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1998.

William N Haas III : Board Member

William N Haas III

Board Member

william@exitrsr.com

Will was born and raised in New Jersey, just outside Manhattan, and spent the summers at the New Jersey Shore.  In the past 20 years Will Haas worked as a Chiropractor, as well as designing kitchen and baths in Denver, Colorado.  Throughout the years in Denver, Will has served on the board of directors of various non-profits.  Moving to Fort Lauderdale in March 2018 started an exciting chapter of his life.  It was a dream come true.

Currently Will is following his passion, being a Realtor, and volunteering for various organizations.  You can usually find him and his dog, Simon, walking the neighborhood most mornings!

Nancy Meegan : Board Member

Nancy Meegan

Board Member

Chris Dillon : Board Member

Chris Dillon

Board Member

Lynne Kunins : Board Member

Lynne Kunins

Board Member

After many years of leading team-building activities with adults and youth, Lynne Kunins established FLIPANY as a 501c (3) non-profit organization in 2005. She saw, first hand, the ill effects lack of access to nutrition and physical education had on children who were living in low-income communities. Lynne developed FLIPANY to address the health and education disparities in these underserved areas of Florida.

Lynne Kunins grew up in a northeastern community with farm stands, biking, boating, tennis. When Lynne started working, she went into to the sales industry before she realized she could do what she loved–teaching sports and recreation classes to kids. In 1991, she moved to South Florida. Getting a feel for South Florida, Lynne began her first program in 2001 with teens in the Carver Ranches neighborhood of West Park, FL. She created an Open Gym program twice a week that offered team-building and games to develop physical skills, goal setting, nutrition education, and hands on food demonstrations. The number of participants grew and Lynne needed a team to meet the growing need. She hired a nutritionist and made it her mission to create an organization that would deliver fun and meaningful health and wellness programs in underserved communities. In 2005 Lynne founded the nonprofit agency FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth). She grew her networks of like-minded, spirited health professionals to serve more kids and families: physical activity instructors, health educators, bike specialists, dietitians, nutritionists, and chefs. Each year of its existence, FLIPANY has grown under Lynne’s leadership.

Jessica Morris : Board Member

Jessica Morris

Board Member

Funk & Flow founders, Jessi Morris & Ashley Pribisco met along the pursuit of their passions.

Jessi, teaching cardio-funk & Yoga at Ashley's local gym, the girls shared space through groove-ment and practice on the mat. By universal chance, Ashley and Jessi individually enrolled in a teacher development program at OMJoyful Studio, a 6-month "soulsperience" during which their friendship blossomed naturally.

Having wide-eyes and big dreams for bringing wellness, joy, and funk to the Fort Lauderdale Community, the girls spent countless parking lot conversations conceiving a studio that marries the physical arts: a place to move free from a space deep within, in a judgement-free environment, geared towards the movers and shakers of our city.

Jessi & Ashley's blossomed friendship turned business partnership, and the makings of Funk&Flow began course. Once an aspiration budding over conversations on concrete; now, (y)our feel GOOD movement space.

Tony Beall : Board Member

Tony Beall

Board Member

In 2010, Tony Beall realized a vision and launched Mister Nonprofit Consultancy, a company focused on social change through the global development of social enterprise. Utilizing skills acquired from over 25 years of organizational leadership experience, Tony offers synergistic solutions to social enterprises in all critical areas of need. Though what Tony does is considered "consulting" from a traditional sense, his approach is far from it. In fact, he would rather call himself a "connector of dots" or "purveyor of possibilities".

Tony has received numerous national and local awards; including a National Excellence Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, two time recipient of the American Express Chairman’s Award for Quality and the 2012 New Small Business of the Year Award from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Tony has an impressive portfolio of organizations that have benefitted from his expertise and passion. Included in that portfolio are Susan G. Komen - HQ, William J. Clinton Foundation, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Humane Society, Science Olympiad, The Better Business Bureau of South Florida & The Caribbean, National Leadership Institute, City of Hallandale Beach, Palm Beach Special Needs Advisory Coalition, ArtServe, Nonprofits First, Community Foundation of Broward, Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Urban League of Palm Beach, YMCA, Children's Home Society, Partners In Education, Rebuilding Together, and many more.

Tony’s stellar reputation is the result of an undeniable passion for social change, proven creative strategies and uncompromising commitment to excellence. Tony also serves as the President for the Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civic Engagement.

 

 

Committee Members

CommitteeMembers
RIB Beautification/Improvements and RedevelopmentYelka Mikolji
Community Engagement and Capacity BuildingColleen Lockwood
Green Your RoutineChris Dillon
Green Your RoutineScott Sheckman