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FEA Board: Florida

Mary C. Aguiar

Chief Financial Officer
Families First of Palm Beach County

Mary is the Director of Finance and Administration for Families First of Palm Beach County, a 501c3 who’s mission for 29 years has been to advance the well-being of children and families through high-quality programs in prevention, early intervention, child development, behavioral health, education, and advocacy. Mary is very involved in the community, as a Leadership Palm Beach County alumni, Class of 2013, she has chaired the Annual Excellence Awards for 3 years and has served in many of their committees. In addition, she sits on the Board of Friends of Jupiter Beach where she serves as Treasurer. She is a past member of the Palm Beach County Chapter Association of Legal Administrators where she served as President, Vice-President and chaired the membership, Legal Expo and Community Connection Committees. Mary is also a volunteer with 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast where she has served in committees and Co-Chaired one of their annual events.

Gregory Demetriades

Chief Financial Officer
Community Partners of Southern Florida

Gregory Demetriades joined Community Partners of South Florida in February 2006 as their Chief Financial Officer. He has served the Palm Beach County nonprofit sector for over 30 years in key leadership roles including as CFO at The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County and at the Perry Institute for Marine Science, as well as Business Manager/Deputy Director of the Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches. Gregory brings strong organizational skills and experiences in diversified financial activities and general management, combined with extensive computer knowledge to his role at CP. Gregory holds a Master of Business Administration from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Bob Hamon

Chief Executive Officer
Center for Creative Education

Bob Hamon has served as the Chief Executive Officer of CCE since 2011 when he transitioned from being a consultant for the organization to its full-time leader. Hamon uses his extensive background in management and strategy to work effectively with the community, Board of Directors and CCE staff, on finance, development and programming issues. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of CCE, Hamon works to devise long-range strategies to carry out its mission. Hamon has over 30 years of experience in executive positions in healthcare. He served as Senior VP of Group Purchasing Services for the largest health care purchasing group in the US until 2005 and remained as a consultant until 2007. He then opened his own consulting practice, RH Consulting, with a focus on strategic and operation performance.

Mary Hart

Executive Director
Dress For Success Palm Beach County

Mary brings over 25 years of business and leadership experience to the position of Executive Director for Dress for Success Palm Beaches (DFSPB). She held various positions in the financial sector, rising to a senior Vice President level, prior to leaving the corporate world to open her own business. Most recently, Mary served as Executive Director of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County where she focused on building relationships in the community and forming business partnerships to support the organization. Just prior to that, Mary served as Director of Student Services for Keiser University’s West Palm Beach Campus, where she worked directly with graduating students to help them enter the workforce, focusing on resume writing, interviewing skills, and professional dress. It was in this role that she initially connected with DFSPB, which provided business attire to these students, education-rich but cash-poor, as they ventured into the world of interviewing.

Randy B. Nobles

President & CEO
Habitat for Humanity of S. Palm Beach County

Randy has been in his current role at Habitat for Humanity since June 2016, during which the Affiliate has experienced rapid growth and enhancement of its brand and visibility. Prior to joining Habitat, Randy spent 2 years as an independent business consultant, but most notably retired in 2012 after a 32 year career at Comerica Bank. Randy has served as Chair of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce for 2 years (2014‐2015) and was a Founding Board Member of the Mizner Center for the Arts. He currently serves as a Trustee Board Member for the YMCA of S. Palm Beach County (Chair 2002‐03), as a Board Member for Trustbridge Health, as a Governing Board Member for West Boca Medical Center and serves as an appointee by the City of Boca Raton on the Board of the Boca Raton Airport Authority. Randy has received numerous awards and accolades over his career, including the Boca Raton Chamber’s Business Leader of the Year award. Randy holds his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Graduate Banking.

Dana Eschenburg Perez, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Dana Perez is Chief Financial and Operations Officer of Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (AAF), an agency with an operating budget of $9M, which was founded to assist Palm Beach County families in achieving housing stability and self-sufficiency. Ms. Perez is a Florida licensed CPA who has been with the agency since 2013, coming from a ten year tenure in public accounting with RSM US, LLP. Ms. Perez was an audit manager with RSM US, LLP managing engagements for clients with annual revenues ranging from $8 million to $1 billion. Ms. Perez holds her master’s and bachelor’s degree, both in accountancy, from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She serves many volunteer roles: Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Financial Management Network; a member of the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches since 2006, currently serving as Treasurer; member of the Financial Recovery Committee for Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasurer Coast; PTA Treasurer for the past two years; and most recently a member of the Financial Executive’s Alliance Florida Chapter. She resides in Royal Palm Beach with her spouse and three children.

Nancy Politsch

Executive Director
Jupiter Lighthouse ArtCenter

Before joining the staff at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Ms. Politsch was a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Private Bank in Baltimore, Maryland. After 38 years in banking and wealth management, Ms. Politsch retired from the banking world to pursue her passion for the arts and begin her position at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Ms. Politsch served on the Maryland Hall Center for The Creative Arts (Annapolis, MD) Board of Directors Executive Committee and as Chairman of their Finance Committee. She also served as the Chair of their annual fundraising event, All That Art. Ms. Politsch holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Missouri. She began her financial career in Kansas City with Waddell & Reed and moved to Baltimore to serve as an equity portfolio manager for Bank of America. She later managed portfolios at PNC and Andersen Tax before joining Wells Fargo Private Bank as a Wealth Advisor in 2010. Besides her work with Maryland Hall, Ms. Politsch has been involved with The Kidney Foundation, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Chesapeake, Paul’s Place, and is a founding member of Leadership through Athletics. Ms. Politsch was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, which recognizes outstanding women who are both professional and community leaders.

Paula Simmonds

Chief Financial Officer
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County

Paula Simmonds oversees all aspects of the Agency’s finances, including the development and management of budgets, preparation of financial statements and reporting to the Board. She brings over 16 years of senior level nonprofit financial management experience, with a focus on developing policies and procedures to improve performance and productivity. She has dedicated her career helping various organizations define their strategic direction, prepare new business plans, streamline financial processes and create monitoring and accountability systems. Paula holds a BBA Degree in Accounting from Baruch College, NYC and a MBA from Florida Atlantic University.

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