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Keys Local Advisory Board









Amber Acevedo

Deputy Superintendent, Monroe County School District

As a career educator, Amber has been a classroom teacher, principal and adminstrator, giving her the opportunity to work with many students and the community to support their success.  As an educator, Amber has seen firsthand how United Way serves our community and is excited about being a part of the organization that makes such a positive impact for our residents who struggle.

Amber and her husband Randy have five children between them and one granddaughter.  Amber loves to spend time with her family, read and enjoy the waters around the island.










William Doxey

Vice President, SouthState Bank of Florida

Bill Doxey is a Vice President Commercial Relationship Officer with SouthState Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, an MBA, and is a graduate of the Louisiana State University’s Graduate School of Banking. Bill has been involved with United Way for 19 years. 

Outside of his work with United Way, Bill enjoys fishing and diving and is a member of the Upper Keys Rotary and the President of the Florida Keys Scenic Corridor Alliance. He lives in Tavernier and has two children, a son in Atlanta and a daughter in Islamorada.









Brandi Horton

Manager,  Freewheeler Vacations &  Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Keys Real Estate

Originally from Texas City, Texas, Brandi and her family moved to Florida in 1978, in search of blue skies, gorgeous water and spectacular sunsets. Upon graduating from Coral Shores High School in the Upper Keys, Brandi started working for Freewheeler.  She has managed Freewheeler Vacations for over 30 years and is also a licensed Realtor. Brandi is very active in the community and has served multiple roles in business, educational and community organizations.











Maria Jones

Director of Member Services & Government Relations, Florida Keys Electric Cooperative

Maria Jones joined the United Way in 2013 and was elected chairperson in 2015, serving as chair through 2020. During her leadership, our United Way has made further strides to better serve Keys residents by expansion through a merger, and by learning and growing from challenges such as Hurricane Irma and COVID-19.

An active community member, Jones gives back to the Florida Keys community she loves through various organizations and volunteer efforts including the local Chambers of Commerce, Rotaries and churches.  Jones and her husband, Ronnie, both grew up in Key Largo, where they continue to reside with their beloved pups Rocco and Bella.


Alexia Mann

Broker-Owner, Seafarer Realty, LLC   

Alexia is an active member and Director of the Marathon Chamber of Commerce and is very involved with the local Realtor board as Secretary, member of the Outreach committee, and Chair for the Young Professionals Network and Education committee. She earned her GRI designation (Graduate, Realtor Institute) At Home With Diversity designation and became Military Relocation Professional certified as well as completed the Commitment to Excellence certification from NAR. She is also a member of the Florida Realtors Honor Society. She regularly supports various local charities and community groups as often as possible both with time and fundraising. Alexia lives full time in the Florida Keys with her family and enjoys fishing, free diving, and boating.


Mindy McKenzie, Group Sales Manager, Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel

Mindy’s commitment to Monroe County human services non-profits that provide much needed assistance in our community is unwavering. “So many in the Keys have no idea that there are so many ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families, often living "next door" to them,” she says. Mindy appreciates the UWCK’s community investment model, addressing those most at need within our community and working together to achieve larger goals.
Mindy has served on the United Way board previously and is glad to be part of the team again.  









Richard Tamborrino

Retired Publisher, The Key West Citizen & Free Press

Richard Tamborrino is the retired newspaper publisher of The Citizen and previous to that the Keynoter and Reporter. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and spent 35 years working in the media. He has supported United Way for 25 years and is currently doing some freelance writing. Richard lives in Marathon with his wife, Candy. They have three children together and four grandchildren.










Trich Worthington

SVP-Retail Manager, Florida Keys Market, Iberiabank

Trich Worthington works at Iberiabank as the Senior Vice President where she is responsible for the county’s retail operations. Trich is a graduate of the University of Florida banking school and has lived in the Keys since 1969.

Trich joined United Way in 1989, holding the position of Treasurer for 4 years and Vice-Chair for 10 years.  Trich resides in Marathon with her husband Pete, has 2 adult children and 4 grandsons. She enjoys boating, golfing and the outdoors and spending time with her grandsons.


Rolando Monteagudo