We love what we do

Every day, we have the opportunity to manage programs that change children’s lives. We are allowed to dream up new ways of helping these kids realize their dreams. Best of all, we get to know these incredible boys and girls who grow to young men and women. We share their successes, fears, tears, smiles and hugs. We have the privilege of watching them grow and achieve their dreams.

We can’t imagine a better place to work than The Immokalee Foundation. Interested in joining us? Send us an email and your resume. While we may not be hiring, we’re always on the lookout for the next great person to join our team.

The Immokalee Foundation Staff

Noemi Y. Perez
President and CEO


Marie Rubenstein
Vice President of Philanthropy
Kiley Hatch
Database Manager
Barbara Hawkes
Director of Corporate Philanthropy
Randall Kenneth Jones
Marketing & Communications
Kathryn Lehman
Grant Manager


Yasmin Mohammed
Chief Financial Officer
Sylvia Yzaguirre


Walt Buchholtz
Operations Director

Program Services

Amber Barr
Program Services Director
Eulalia Andres
Student Advocate
Yesenia Barrera
Student Advocate
Ruby Castillo
Student Advocate
Yeimi Espinoza
TSIC Program Manager
Dalinda Gamez
Postsecondary Student Advocate
Yaresly Gorosquieta
Career Pathways Senior Manager
Michelle Gorrostieta
Student Advocate
Clara Herrera
Engineering & Construction Management Pathway Coordinator
Lorena Ibarra
Middle School Program Coordinator
Richard Kent
Career Counselor
Paulina Magaña
Postsecondary Services Manager
Jonathan Martinez
Art Education Specialist
Vera Martins
Immokalee Readers Program Manager
Araceli Moreno
Business Management & Entrepreneurship Pathway Coordinator
Keyrone Reid
Student Advocate
Maria Reyes
Healthcare Pathway Coordinator
Genette Rincon
Curriculum Specialist
Paloma Salas-Morales
Student Advocate
Esmeralda Sanchez
Immokalee Readers Program Coordinator
Marisol Sanders
High School Services Manager
Aubree Spath
Postsecondary Student Advocate
Thalia Vazquez
Education & Human Services Coordinator


Linda Avalos
Office Manager
Melissa Waring Bates
Office Administrator/HR Support Specialist
Linda Halligan
Data Specialist

Board of Directors

Gerald Belle
Alison K. Douglas
Drew Yurko
Katherine Ahearn
Board Member
Katherine “Kitty” Green
Board Member
John Griswold
Board Member
Karen L. Hendricks
Board Member
Carol Joseph
Board Member
Barbara L. Morrison
Board Member
Stephen D. Pryor
Board Member
John C. Tobe
Board Member
Joseph Zednik
Board Member
Chuck Campbell
Board Emeritus
John Costigan
Board Emeritus
Curt S. Culver
Board Emeritus
George Franks
Board Emeritus
Blake Gable
Board Emeritus
Don Gunther
Board Emeritus
Joyce Hagen
Board Emeritus
John Henry
Board Emeritus
W.R. “Skip” Hildebrand
Board Emeritus
Kevin T. Johnson
Board Emeritus
Jim Markiewicz
Board Emeritus
Malcolm “Mac” McDonald
Board Emeritus
Lisa K. Merritt
Board Emeritus
Peter Negri
Board Emeritus
Don O’Neill
Board Emeritus
Louise E. Penta
Board Emeritus
Peggy Redlinger
Board Emeritus
Ann Stallkamp
Board Emeritus
Dick Stonesifer
Board Emeritus

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