MRTNA Board of Directors
Troy Liggett lives on NE 17th Court with his husband, Marco Hernandez, and their two dogs, Iris and Isaac. He is an Indiana native, where he lived until he moved to Washington, D.C., in 2009. Troy and Marco met and married in D.C., and moved to Middle River Terrace in 2016. He is Senior Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice. He enjoys gardening/landscaping and rowing his single scull on the Middle River.
Chris Casey is currently a senior executive at Popular Bank in New York City and has almost 40 years of banking experience at JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Chris is a New York City native but has spent time living in Houston, Texas and Singapore.
Chris has owned a home in Middle River Terrace since September of 2020 and has a brother living in nearby Lake Ridge. He is looking forward to working with the Association and neighbors to make Middle River Terrace an even safer and more beautiful place to live.
TJ Fiori was born in Philadelphia PA and grew up in the hospitality industry. He moved to S. Florida in 1998 to escape to the cold and snow in the Northeast. As he was living here he decided that finance was his forte, so he got into the finance industry and spent 18 years changing lives for the better. When he joined the Middle River Terrace Neighborhood Association many years ago he found it to be a very friendly and inviting organization. He stayed on as Vice President for a few years and his mother was Treasurer. When his mother passed he stepped down, but continued her role as treasurer for the past 7 years. Middle River Terrace is the place to live!
Immediate Past President
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.
This is Ali’s 1st year an at-large board member on the Middle River Terrace Neighborhood Association, and her 17th year living in Middle River Terrace. She is a Florida native and a graduate of the University of Florida. She keeps busy with family, fitness, martial arts, volunteering, attending live sports and music events, and with her best friend Harley, an 8 yr old pooch.