The Florida Humanities Council is excited to announce five new board members. These individuals started their board tenure in September 2018. Each member will serve until September 2021, with an option to renew for an additional three-year term.
Danny Berenberg (Jacksonville) is the founding partner of the firm GiftsCounsel.com. Mr. Berenberg counsels clients in strategic planning, capital campaign planning and management, major gift solicitations, donor research, and development system audits. Recent campaigns include the Time-Union Center for the Performing Arts and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
Sally Bradshaw (Tallahassee) is the owner and operator of the Midtown Reader, an independent bookstore in Tallahassee, Florida. Mrs. Bradshaw served two terms as a member of the Florida State Board of Education, and she currently serves on the WFSU Community Council and on the Board of Directors for United Way Big Bend.
Thomas Luzier (Sarasota) is a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer and a native Sarasotan. He is a partner at Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen, Sarasota’s oldest law firm. Mr. Luzier is the past chair of the Board of Trustees of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and a previous Board of Directors member of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation.
Janet Snyder Matthews, PhD. (Sarasota) is a scholar, author, and historical consultant. Dr. Matthews teaches courses on historic preservation and cultural resource management. She previously served as an Associate Director for the National Register of Historic Places and as the State Historic Preservation Officer for Florida’s Department of State.
Patrick Yack (Tallahassee) is the Executive Director of Florida Public Media, the lead professional association of public broadcasters in Florida. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Florida. Mr. Yack spent thirty years as a newspaper journalist and editor. He has also been a juror for the Pulitzer Prize and a guest commentator for NPR Weekend Edition.
Are you interested in becoming a board member, or know someone who should serve? Nominations are accepted year-round.