Morteza “Mori” Hosseini - Chair
Mori Hosseini is the Chairman and CEO of ICI Homes, one of Florida’s largest residential homebuilder/developers. Born in Iran, Mr. Hosseini was primarily educated in London, England, where he received a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Chelsea College of Aeronautical Engineering.
David C. Bloom
David Bloom is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at University of Florida College of Medicine and Director of the Training Program in Basic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. Dr. Bloom’s area of expertise is in virology and viral therapeutics.
Richard P. Cole
Richard P. Cole is a managing partner with Cole, Scott, & Kissane in Miami. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law where he was ranked sixth in his graduating class.
James W. Heavener
James W. Heavener is the CEO of The Heavener Company, through which he holds and manages his interests in education, media production, internet services, real estate franchising, publishing, banks and information technology.
Lauren Lemasters was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She began attending the University of Florida in Fall of 2018 and graduated in Spring 2022 earning a double major in Criminology and Political Science with an emphasis on Leadership. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Management at UF, and will graduate with that degree in Spring 2023.
Daniel T. O'Keefe
Daniel O'Keefe is the co-managing partner of the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member and a former Practice Group Leader of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group.
Rahul Patel was born in London, England and lived there for 13 years before immigrating to the United States with his family. Mr. Patel and his wife Swati, a University of Florida alumna, live in Atlanta, Georgia with their two children – Anyssa and Selena.
Marsha D. Powers
Marsha D. Powers recently retired from Tenet Healthcare Corporation where she served as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. She previously served as the CEO of Tenet’s Eastern Division, Coastal Region.
Fred S. Ridley
Fred Ridley is a business lawyer and a partner in the international law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP, where his practice is focused on the areas of real estate development and finance, and recreational amenity and resort development.
Anita G. Zucker
Zucker earned a B.A. in education from the University of Florida and a Master’s of Education from the University of North Florida and holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Medical University of South Carolina, Clemson University, The Citadel, College of Charleston, the University of South Carolina and Yeshiva University.