FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Kim Vassar, Chief Advancement Officer with Arc Broward, has been named chair of the Leadership Broward Board of Directors. Vassar, a Leadership Broward Class XXXIV graduate, has served in different board leadership positions previously, including VP of Engagement, VP of Programs, and Chair of Leadership Broward Class XXXVI. Vassar will lead Leadership Broward’s Executive Committee consisting of:

  • Jeff Fauer, Tripp Scott, Past Chair
  • Gregg Goldstein, EM Consulting Group, Chair-Elect
  • Whitney Dutton, Dutton Real Estate Services, VP Events
  • Michael Lessne, Lessne Law, VP Engagement
  • Joshua Levenson, Holland & Knight LLP, Secretary & YLB Class XXXVI Chair
  • Christine Molloy, Accenture’s Resources Operating Group, VP Programs
  • Maria Pierson, Pierson Grant Public Relations, VP Marketing
  • Mary Lou Ruderman, Ruderman and Company, CPAs, Treasurer
  • Jamie Wasserman, Shutts & Bowen LLP, General Counsel & LB Class XLI Chair

Serving on the Leadership Broward Board of Directors are:

  • Patricia Batista, AbbVie
  • Ryon Coote, Broward Partnership
  • Jamie Edgemon, Civic Volunteer
  • Kelly Eppy, Covelli Enterprises
  • Israel Gomez, Keefe McCullough CPAs
  • DeAnn Hazey, FLITE Center
  • Jeffrey Hirsch, Greenberg Traurig, PA
  • Todd Holt, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
  • Jeremy Katzman, Nova Southeastern University
  • Matthew Korshoff, SouthState Bank
  • Kelly Lane, Memorial Healthcare System
  • Sasha Lightbourne, The Boeing Company
  • Voula Liroff, HealthChannels, LLC
  • Dr. Meka Mears, P&M Healthcare LLC
  • Denise Morales, Colliers International
  • Peter Neirouz, Broward Health Foundation
  • Haroula Protopapadakis, Baptist Health – Boca Raton Regional Hospital
  • Christopher Sajdera, Sajdera, PA
  • Kathryn Salerno, Broward Health
  • Rachel Shiekman, Medallia
  • Elisa Stone, Broward College
  • Tate Tenorio, Parker Playhouse
  • Kirsten Uebrig, BBX Capital Corporation


About the Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc.

The Leadership Broward Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Broward County’s premier leadership development training organization with a 41-year history of helping emerging and established leaders to expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their passions to initiate positive change in the Broward County community.

Its mission, “to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community,” is accomplished through a range of programs starting with its signature Leadership Broward program, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at issues affecting Broward County in the areas of government, education, business, media, transportation, criminal justice, history, environment, culture, arts, recreation, and health and community services. Youth Leadership Broward, Follow the Leader in You, and Women Leading Broward round out the organization’s program offerings. For more information, visit or call 954-767-8866.