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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

Derrek Moore - Treasurer

Palm Beach County- Financial Services

Belle Glade, 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 

Jim Springer

Bank of Belle Glade

Belle Glade, FL

Tamara Starks

Palm Beach County Sheriff Office

Pahokee, FL 


Julie Swindler

Families First, Inc.

West Palm Beach, FL

Board Officers
Board Members
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