The directors that make up the Lighthouse Central Florida board support the work of this organization and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance aligned with our core values.
"Board service has given me the opportunity to bring hope, dignity and self-sufficiency to a largely unseen part of our community."
Paul Prewitt, Chairman
“At SunTrust, we help people Light their Way to Financial Well-Being and that’s exactly why I’m involved with Lighthouse. I can’t think of an organization that delivers on this purpose any better than Lighthouse Central Florida.”
David Stahl, Vice Chair
“I joined the board of Lighthouse because I loved the idea of the unique social enterprise, Lighthouse Works, providing the funding needed to run Lighthouse Central Florida, while in the process employ people who are blind or visually impaired.”
Nancy L. Urbach, Treasurer
Vestal & Wiler CPA's
“I joined the Board of Directors at Lighthouse Central Florida because of their dedication to blind babies and children, and the impact our services has on their lives."
Erika Wesley, Secretary
Essilor/OOGP Contact Lenses
“"Our community cannot afford to waste the talents of valuable citizens. The work being done at Lighthouse benefits everyone in Central Florida; being a part of this board is a privilege.”
Schoolfield Properties & MBA Candidate
"I joined the Board of Directors because I am confident in the positive outcomes that freedom and independence can bring to oneself, no matter their daily obstacles."
“I was inspired to join the Board of Lighthouse Central Florida by my nephew who is visually impaired. I want to help give a voice to people who are blind or visually impaired, like my nephew, and others who may not have the support of a family member.”
Kathryn L. Ennis
Withum Smith & Brown
“I joined the Board of Directors because I believe that every person should have an equal opportunity to live life to the fullest. I wish to give my time and resources to visually impaired children and families who are less fortunate than myself.”
“My passion for working with and on behalf of the sight impaired began initially during my professional career in ophthalmology which now spans 36 years. It was when my son was diagnosed at the age of 4 with a retinal degenerative disease that it became personal for me. I continue to work toward a cure in sight and when one is not available work closely to provide tools to those in need of services enabling them to live independently, continue their career path, education and live life to its fullest.”
Florida Eye Clinic
"I joined Lighthouse Central Florida's Board of Directors to strengthen the dialogue between public transit and the visually impaired community to improve understanding of service delivery and needs."
“As a mom of a vision impaired son, I have seen firsthand the impact of Lighthouse, and I want to do whatever I can to help further their cause.”
Matthews Systems Engineering
"In my career I have seen how vision can affect every aspect of a patient's life. I'm constantly inspired by the work at Lighthouse because it empowers people and provides the support needed for them to be their best."
Justine Siergey, OD, FSLS
"I joined Lighthouse Central Florida's Board of Directors to promote independence for blind and visually impaired people within our integrated community."
“I joined the Board of Lighthouse Central Florida to assist in their mission of empowering people, who are blind and visually impaired, with the skills they need to live an independent and fulfilling life.”
Weiss, Grunor, Barclay & Barnett