Board of Directors

Rural Neighborhoods’ board of directors ensures sound governance and clear policies in leading our charitable group in its mission to improve the lives of working families and the rural communities in which they reside. Directors serve without compensation and contribute a wealth of time, talent and commitment. Individual members bring a balance of skills and best practices learned in business, law, nonprofit organizations, government and the military to each issue and decision. One-third of Rural Neighborhoods board of directors represents the low-income communities we serve.

Chairperson

Arturo Lopez
Executive Director
Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations

Vice Chairs

Diana Gonzalez
Former Director of Development and Facilities Management
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Alphonso Townsel
Real Estate Developer

Secretary/Treasurer

Susan Rubio-Rivera
Executive Director
MUJER

Directors

Pinita Alegre
Manager
Rimland Nursery

Peter McDougal
Florida Manager
LaRaza Loan Fund

Matthew Polak, AIA LEED AP
President
R.E. Chishom Architects

James Ray
City President
Fifth Third Bank

Carlos Salgado
President
EnFamilia, Inc.

Katrina Wright
Community Reinvestment Banker
BankUnited

Director Emeritus

Fernando ‘Chappy” Pro, Jr.