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 Chairperson

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

Secretary

Susan Rubio-Rivera
Executive Director
MUJER

Pinita Alegre
Manager
Rimland Nursery

Martina Borek
President
Steven Borek Farms

Tom David
Attorney

Fatima Echevarria
Homemaker

Idania Kestel
Vice President
CenterState Bank

Peter McDougal
Florida Manager
LaRaza Loan Fund

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

Alphonso Townsel
Real Estate Developer

Director Emeritus

Fernando ‘Chappy” Pro, Jr.