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Glades Initiative Board of Directors



Joe Kyles - Board Chair

Mayor, City of South Bay

South Bay, FL 

Dr. Charlene Ford- Vice Chair 

West Technical Education Center

Belle Glade, FL


Irene Figueroa - Secretary

Retired, East Coast Migrant Head Start

South Bay, FL

Salesia Smith-Gordon, Esq. - Treasurer

Law Offices of Salesia Smith-Gordon

Haverhill, FL




Richard Abedon, Esq. - Emeritus - Past Chair

Retired Attorney and Judge

Wellington, FL

Laura Barry

Community Partners

Delray Beach, FL

Fenel Conserve

Pastor, Methodist Churches

Pahokee, FL 

Derrek Moore

Palm Beach County - Financial Services

Belle Glade, FL

Julie Swindler

Families First, Inc.

West Palm Beach, FL

Board Officers
Board Members
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