MRTNA Board

MRTNA Board of Directors

Colleen Lockwood : President

Colleen Lockwood

President

pres@middleriverterrace.org
Colleen Lockwood is a devoted philanthropic and community leader with extensive Fortune 500 private sector experience in marketing, project management and strategic partnerships. Colleen’s passions include connecting, engaging and collaborating with corporate partners, agencies, foundations and individuals to drive system-level improvements.
·       In her role as National Vice President of Advancement for Women of Tomorrow, she is responsible for managing development staff and securing operating support across three program locations.
·       In other education-related roles, she serves as the Collective Impact Leader for Broward’s local college access network Bridge to Life, sits on City of Fort Lauderdale’s Education Advisory Board, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and the High School Advising committee for Palm Beach’s local college access network, Achieve Palm Beach.
·       She serves as the President of the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations.
·       She has spoken annually at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s statewide Planet Philanthropy Conference since 2014. As an instructor for Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at the National Leadership Institute, she has taught fundraising, donor retention and corporate partnership essentials.
·       Colleen also serves on the board of Fleet Week Port Everglades and hosts an annual Tech Summit convening technical members of the active military with local tech leaders and youth.
·       She has volunteered at Covenant House Florida since 2011.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing Research from the University of Maryland, her MBA from The Pennsylvania State University, and completed an Executive Leadership program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.
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 soon decided that the best way to be challenged in his career was to take his knowledge of broadcast and film, and incorporate it with his love for the news.  Carlton 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; Designing Spaces.  After working in national TV for years, it was at that time that he realized the best way to incorporate his love for film and news was by doing documentaries.
This is where he began his interest in documentaries and filmed his first feature “The Black Miami.”  Carlton served as Producer, Writer & Co-Director on the film.   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 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