Meet the Village Square Advisory Board and Staff
about our leadership

The Village Square is proud to be a non-partisan public educational forum dedicated to growing civil dialog on divisive issues, maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political discussions, and rediscovering the democratic spirit of debate and compromise on matters of local, state, and national importance. The Village Square Advisory Board, which oversees programming including topics and panelists, is made up of 25 members representing a mix of political affiliations and industries. Currently, among the Advisory Board members, 40 percent are Democrats, 44 percent are Republican, and 16 percent are No Party Affiliation (NPA) or Independents.

The new Advisory Board meets each summer to identify the topics for the entire year. The Advisory Board is divided into sub-committees to explore each topic further and to propose potential panelists and moderators. The Board as a whole reviews all recommendations, including the makeup of the panel, such as balanced views, expertise, name recognition, etc.

Lynn Goldman
Retired | Broward County Public Schools
Evan Goldman
Executive Director | Public Affairs | Jewish Federation of Broward County
Melissa Milroy
Senior Marketing Manager | Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Jenni Morejon
President & CEO | Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority
Eric Vainder
Senior Market Executive | Broward County Northern Trust
Richard Moreno
President | Building Hope Services
Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson
President and CEO | Community Foundation of Broward
Lucdwin Luck
President | Broward Young Republicans
Francois Leconte
Chairman/CEO | WDFL, CHANNEL 18
Cindy Arenberg Seltzer
President/CEO | Children's Services Council of Broward County
Doug Bartel
State and Regional Communications Leader | Florida Blue
Kareen Boutros
Executive Director | Broward Workshop
Ashley Boxer
President | The Boxer Strategy
Lauren Cooley
Executive Director | Republican Party of Broward County
Henri Crockett
President | Crockett Foundation Inc.
Stan Eichelbaum
President | Planning Developments, Inc.
Candice Ericks
Managing Partner | TSE Consulting
Beam Furr
District 6 Commissioner | Broward County
Isabel Gonzalez
Chief of Staff and VP, Communications and Community Relations | Broward College
Maggie Gunther
VP of Marketing & Communication | Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Chip LaMarca
District 100 Representative | Florida House of Representatives
Eileen LaMarca
Vice President of Development | The LaMarca Group
Daphnee Anne Sainvil
Government Affairs & Economic Development Manager | City of Fort Lauderdale
John P. “Jack” Seiler
Principal | Seiler, Sautter, Zaden, Rimes & Wahlbrink
Kelly Alvarez-Vitale
President | Strategic Philanthropy, Inc.