The Board

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Alisa Craton

Board Chair & Treasurer

Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer at Caldwell Trust Company.  Alliance for Women; Board of Junior Achievement of Manatee County 2006-2008; United Way of Manatee County – Community Investment Committee 2008-2013; Bishop Museum of Science and Nature – Board Member 2015 – 2021; Forty Carrots Family Center, Firefly Gala Committee Member 2014 – Present, Women, Wine & Shoes Committee Member 2014 – Present.

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Brad Laudicina

Board Vice Chair

Optometrist at The Eye Center Inc.; Member of Florida Optometric Association and Manasota Optometric Association; Board member We Care Manatee; Co-Founder Eye Center Vision Foundation; Board member Manatee County Seminole Club; Graduate of Leadership Manatee; Serves on the Manatee Young Professionals Leadership Committee; Degrees from Florida State University and Nova Southeastern University.

Toria Bartlett

Board Member

Owner of VRB Tax & Consulting, LLC, volunteer with Manatee County’s Early Learning Coalition

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Wade Hamilton

Board Member

Bradenton native; Florida State University graduate; Macro Manager, Connect Central; Co-Founder, Independent Jones and Oscura.

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Jeanie Kirkpatrick

Board Member

Community Leader, MCF Board Vice Chair; Board president of The Bishop Museum from 2015 – 2018; Co-Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club Board from 2012 – 2015; Attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE where she earned a B.S. in Education; Member of the Association of Fundraising professionals, Women in Development- Boston Chapter, and Council for Advancement, and Support of Education.

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Marisa Powers

Board Member

Associate at Blalock Walters practicing in the areas of local government, litigation, and land use. Previous involvement with Turning Points, PACE Center for Girls, and Manatee Young Professionals. Currently serves as the President of the Manatee Inn of Court.

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Craig Warzecha

Board Member

General Manager of Pirates and Marauders. Manatee Chamber of Commerce Downtown Redevelopment Committee and Career Source Suncoast Board.