The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of the Bishop of Orlando, clergy and lay leaders. Representing many professional fields of expertise, our directors are leaders in their parishes and in their communities. We think of these pioneering men and women as "spiritual entrepreneurs" who possess a mind for business and a heart for the Lord. We are grateful for their leadership and for the many gifts they freely share for the sake of the Church.
Bishop John Noonan
Bishop, Diocese of Orlando
Bishop John Noonan sees his ministry as a priest and bishop as a mandate from God. His Episcopal motto “God before me and God with me” originates in Exodus when Moses was leading the chosen people out of slavery and into the Promised Land. That same prayer was spoken by St. Patrick as he preached the Gospel in Ireland. Like Moses and St. Patrick, Bishop Noonan, fifth bishop of Orlando, is following God’s call to serve His people.
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Noonan as Bishop of Orlando on October 23, 2010.
Victor A. Zollo, Jr.
St. Margaret Mary, Winter Park
Victor Zollo is Co-Founder, Partner and Portfolio Manager at DePrince, Race & Zollo, Inc. Prior to forming DePrince, Race & Zollo, Inc., Victor was a Director and Partner of SunBank Capital Management, where he was responsible for marketing, sales and client service. In addition, he is a past Board Member of the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives.
Victor received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and is a Trustee of Rollins College.
Allan E. Keen
St. Margaret Mary, Winter Park
Allan Keen is the Chairman and CEO of The Keewin Real Property Company, a real estate development, investment, and brokerage company located in Winter Park, Florida. He received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Rollins College, and an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins. Elected to Rollins College Board of Trustees in 1989, Allan served as Chairman of the Rollins Board from 2006-2008, and continues to serve the college in numerous ways. In addition, he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of BankFIRST, a Winter Park-based community bank, and is the past Chairman of the Winter Park Health Foundation Board of Trustees.
Allan and his wife, Linda, have two daughters and are members of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park.
Orlando L. Evora
St. James Cathedral, Orlando
Orlando Evora is a Co-Managing shareholder of the Orlando office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig. His professional and community involvement includes membership in the Florida Bar, the Metro Orlando Economic Commission, and the Central Florida Partnership. Additionally, he currently sits on the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and served for ten years on the St. James Advisory School Board.
Orlando received a B.A. in Business Administration at Rollins College and a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. In 2010 he was listed in Orlando Magazine as one of the best lawyers in Orlando and was twice named by the Orlando Business Journal as one of Central Florida's ten most influential businessmen. In recognition of his commitment to family and community, the National Father's Day Council, in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, named him 2014 Father of the Year.
John R. Kancilia
Our Lady of Lourdes, Melbourne
John Kancilia is currently a shareholder in the Melbourne office of the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and received an MBA from Butler University in 1975 and a law degree from the Delaware Law School of Widener University in 1980.
Since 1983, John has been a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Melbourne, where he served as the parish Chair of the Mary and Joseph Guild during the Alive in Christ Campaign. In the local community, John is currently a member of the Melbourne Kiwanis Club and serves on the Board of Directors of Florida Bank of Commerce. John and his late wife, Frances, have two children, Robert and Elizabeth. John also has a daughter, Carrie Ann, from a previous marriage as well as two stepchildren, Yolanda Sihler and George T. Stubbs, Jr.
Fr. Stephen D. Parkes
Annunciation, Altamonte Springs
Fr. Stephen Parkes grew up in Massapequa, NY. He moved to Florida in 1983 and graduated from the University of South Florida in 1987 with a B.S. in Business/Marketing. After working in retail and banking, he entered St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach.
Fr. Parkes was ordained for the Diocese of Orlando on May 23, 1998 and served his first assignment at Annunciation Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs. In April 2005 he became the Founding Pastor of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in Oviedo. After an intense period of strategic planning and strong dedication to its mission, the parish grew to over 2000 families and moved into a Parish Life Center in April 2011. From August 2004 until May 2011, Fr. Parkes also served as Campus Minister at the University of Central Florida. In June 2011, Fr. Parkes was assigned as Pastor of Annunciation Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, FL. He also serves as Dean of Central Deanery North for the Diocese of Orlando.
Kevin F. Bowler
Prince of Peace, Ormond Beach
Kevin Bowler is the President of Daytona Beverages, LLC, distributors of Anheuser-Busch brands and other craft and micro products. Kevin moved from St. Louis, MO to Daytona in 1995. Since then, he has held various offices of community groups including board member for the United Way of Volusia County, The Daytona Beach Chamber, Vice-Chair Business Development Partnership, The Mayor’s Task Force on Special Events, Civic Pride, and numerous other civic and charitable activities.
Kevin received his undergraduate degree from Providence College in Providence, RI and received his MBA from Hofstra University in New York. He and his wife Jennifer now reside in Ormond Beach and are very proud of their seven children and two grandchildren.
J. Thomas Chandler
St. Margaret Mary, Winter Park
J. Thomas Chandler is President and Chief Operating Officer of SchenkelShultz Architecture, a leading design firm in the United States. In the local community, he is a member of the Central Florida YMCA Metro Board and served as President of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida.
Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tom graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1979. He and his wife, Peggy, now reside in Orlando and have four grown children. Tom and Peggy are active members of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, where they serve as Eucharistic Ministers.
James A. Croson
St. Patrick, Mt. Dora
James Croson is the founder of J.A. Croson L.L.C., a premier plumbing and HVAC contractor with a 45-year legacy in the industry. Specializing in new construction of apartments, hotels, time-shares, and assisted living facilities, J.A. Croson L.L.C. has expanded from the Orlando area to most of the state of Florida.
Jim lives in Mount Dora, where he is involved with many local organizations, including Rotary of Mount Dora, The Mount Dora Theater and Legatus. In his spare time, he enjoys billiards and fishing. Jim and his late wife, Joann, have seven children, thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Church of the Resurrection, Lakeland
Ron Henkelman is President of Henkelman Construction, Inc., a Lakeland-based General Contracting firm that specializes in Design Build and Construction Management projects throughout Central Florida. In the community, Ron serves on the boards of the Talbot House and the “Options for Women” Pregnancy Health Clinic. His previous board membership includes the Downtown Lakeland Kiwanis Club and Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE).
Ron is a graduate of the University of Florida. He and his wife, Celeste, have three grown children and are members of Church of the Resurrection in Lakeland, where they chaired the Alive Christ Campaign.
Eric A. Holm
Board MemberSt. Mary Magdalen, Altamonte SpringsEric Holm began his career in the restaurant industry as a busboy at Sonny's Bar-B-Q in Gainesville, FL and soon turned his creative energies toward concept development, founding Angel's Diner in 1988 and Bakely’s Restaurant and Bake Shop in 1994. He is now the owner of Metro Corral Partners, a 27-unit Golden Corral franchisee with operations in Florida and Georgia.
He is personally involved in various community and civic activities, including the advisory boards of the Orlando Salvation Army, and logistics officer for Orange County and Florida Department of Law Enforcement. In 1992, Eric and Diane founded Helpings from the Heart Thanksgiving Feast.
Most Precious Blood, Oviedo
Bob Holmes has propelled two major public universities forward during a career devoted to higher education and public service. A native of Auburn, Maine, Bob served as the Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development at the University of Central Florida and he is the former Chief Executive Officer of the UCF Foundation Inc.
Several community organizations benefit from Bob’s contributions on their boards of directors, including the Disney/SBA Entrepreneurial Center (DEC), the Winter Park Memorial Hospital Family Foundation, and the Orlando Repertory Theatre. He served as chairman of both the UCF Golden Knights Corporation and the UCF Convocation Corporation. Bob is an active supporter of the arts in Central Florida and an enthusiastic supporter of the UCF Knights. He and his wife, Ginny, reside in Winter Springs.
Richard K. Strube
Resurrection, Winter Garden
Rick was born in Orlando, Florida and graduated from Florida State University in 1983. Rick's father, Don, and uncle, Charles, established their paint business, Color Wheel, in 1960, and in time Rick joined the family business. In 2006, after more than four decades in the business, the family sold Color Wheel to Professional Paint, Inc.
Rick is currently developing several industrial and commercial projects in Central Florida with his older brother Don as well as managing several family real estate projects. He is a past board member of the Edgewood Children’s Ranch, past board member and President of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida and has been an active member of both Holy Family Catholic Church and St. James Church in Orlando. Rick enjoys spending time with his wife, Marlys, and twin daughters, Lindsey & Ashley. He is an avid sports fan and loves outdoor activities.
Erin J. Wallace
St. John Vianney, Orlando
Erin Wallace is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at The Learning Care Group. Learning Care Group is the second-largest for-profit early education and childcare provider in North America. As COO, she is responsible for leading over 16,000 Learning Care Group employees throughout its umbrella of brands: Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time. Erin’s career encompasses 30 years of leadership at The Walt Disney Company, which she joined as an industrial engineer in 1985. Since that time, she assumed increasing levels of responsibility in a variety of managerial roles within Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
A native Floridian from St. Petersburg, Erin graduated with honors from the University of Florida (UF) and was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award from UF in 2012. She earned her MBA from Rollins College Crummer School of Business in 1993. In 2006, Erin was inducted into the Crummer Graduate School of Business Alumni Hall of Fame. She has been an active member of the Central Florida community, serving on numerous academic and civic boards and committees. Erin is also a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers. A mother of two adult children, Erin and her husband, Steve, have relocated to Michigan, but she will continue serving as a Board member.
J. Stephen Zepf
St. James Cathedral, Orlando
A graduate of Ball State University in Indiana, Steve Zepf retired as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions for Hughes Supply. During his tenure, he oversaw the growth of the company from $237 million in annual sales and 36 branch locations to approximately $4 billion in sales with over 400 locations.
With the support and encouragement of his wife, Lori and their three children – Brian, Nicholas and Jacob – Steve remains committed to serving the needs of the community. He has served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Central Florida and the University Club of Orlando, and he is the Past President of the Accounting Advisory Board for the University of Central Florida.