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Glades Initiative Board of Directors


Dr. Charlene Ford- Chair 

West Technical Education Center

Belle Glade, FL


Jim Springer - Vice Chair

Bank of Belle Glade

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 

Joe Kyles -Immediate Past Chair

Mayor, City of South Bay

South Bay, FL 



Laura Barry

Community Partners

Delray Beach, FL

Fenel Conserve

Pastor, Methodist Churches

Pahokee, FL 

Tamara Starks

Palm Beach County Sheriff Office

Pahokee, FL 


Julie Swindler

Families First, Inc.

West Palm Beach, FL

Richard Abedon, Esq. - Emeritus - 

Retired Attorney and Judge

Wellington, FL

Board Officers
Board Members
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