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.


Robert Jensen
Commander, United States Navy – Retired

Vice Chairperson

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


Arturo Lopez
Executive Director
Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations


Susan Rubio-Rivera
Executive Director
Mujeres Unidas en Justicia, Educacion, y Reforma

Pinita Alegre
Rimlands Nursery

Martina Borek
Teena’s Pride CSA

Tom David
Former Assistant County Manager
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Steven Mainster
Former Executive Director
Centro Campesino-Farmworker Center

David Peyton
1st National Bank of South Florida

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

Reverend Audrey Warren
Branches United Methodist Church

Director Emeritus

Fernando ‘Chappy” Pro, Jr.