CORKY DOZIER, MFA is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, American Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and the American Federation of Musicians. She is a three-time Emmy Award Winning Producer and Director, and Founder and Artistic Director of the internationally recognized Coconut Grove Children’s Theater. She believes in service, and has served as a Trustee for the Greater Miami Coconut Grove Chambers, Greater Miami Host Committee, and Minority Affairs Cochair of the Florida Association of Nonprofits.
MARIA HIDALGO is a VITAS Community Relations Representative and has over 18 years of experience in public relations, marketing, advertising, government relations, and fundraising. She co-hosts a weekly Spanish radio talk show on WRHC, “SIN FRONTERAS” (Without Frontiers), co-hosted “Celebrating Life” on WQBA Univision Radio, and spearheaded the MEGA Creole program on 1020 AM with the Association of Haitian Physicians Aboard and the Haitian American Nurses Association.
ELLIE KAZUK , MBA is a consultant and former Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Florida. She was awarded a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Florida Association of Nonprofits. Ellie holds a master’s Degree in Education from the U. of Michigan and an M.B.A. (organizational development) from the University of Colorado. Her experience has been with IBM and six major universities: Johns Hopkins, George Washington, Colorado, Miami, Georgetown, and Phoenix.
BOB KOVACEVICH, MA is president and principal of Avatar Company, a Florida-based market research, strategic planning and fundraising firm. His experience includes work with international clients as well as small Florida nonprofit organizations. He specializes in assessing audience satisfaction while measuring fundraising responsiveness.
BOB ORSER, MA is The Nonprofit Doctor. He offers both long-term and short-term management consulting services to nonprofit agencies, executive directors, and board directors. As The Conference Doctor countrywide, he offers one-on-one confidential nonprofit management counseling. He has over 25 years of experience in founding and developing two major nonprofit management centers, The Management Center in San Francisco and The Support Center.
MARINA PAVLOV, MS is President/CEO of the Florida Association of Nonprofits. She oversees the statewide resource center for 54,000 nonprofits in Florida. She is an experienced fundraiser, grantwriter, and advocate, and has been invited to speak at local, state and national conferences. Her 20 plus years of community board leadership includes: Aspen Publishing Editorial Advisory, National Council of Nonprofits, Sister Cities International, and Kids Voting. She was appointed by Governor Crist to the 2010 Census Advisory Board.
MICHAEL J. ROBBINS, CPA is a partner with the accounting firm, Robbins and Landino, P.A. He brings nearly 30 years of nonprofit accounting experience to the Certificate Program. He specializes in accounting procedures, budget auditing, grant reporting, and special projects auditing for nonprofit organizations. Mike has served as the Florida Association of Nonprofits Treasurer and Board President.
NAOMI WRIGHT, CPC is a community relations specialist and serves on the board of CTAC, Miami-Dade Dept. of Transit. She brings her 20 plus years of public and media relations, public speaking expertise, and an intimate knowledge of the community to Florida Nonprofits. She served on numerous boards including: The North Dade Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vision to Victory Human Services, Youth Crime Watch of Miami, Citizens Crime Watch of Miami-Dade, Adult Basic Education Community Advisory Committee, the Dade Criminal Justice Council, and Florida Nonprofits.