Maria Jones– Chair
Member Services Supervisor, Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
Maria Jones joined the UWFK in 2013 and was elected chairperson in 2015. During her leadership UWFK has made further strides to better serve Keys residents, and has grown from challenges such as Hurricane Irma.
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. In 2017, Maria was recognized as an Unsung Hero by her fellow board members. This award is presented to outstanding local volunteers whose individual commitments to helping others exemplifies the tradition and spirit of caring.
Jones has worked for the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative since 2000 and currently serves as the Supervisor of Member Service and her background is in business communications. Jones and her husband, Ronnie, both grew up in Key Largo, where they continue to reside with their beloved pups Indy and Rocco.
Trich Worthington – Vice Chair
SVP-Retail Manager, Florida Keys Market, Iberiabank
Trich Worthington is UWFK”s Vice Chair. She 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 and held the position of Treasurer for 4 years and the remaining tenure has been spend as the Vice Chair. Trich has served on the board of The Guidance Clinic of the Keys, as well as the 100 Club of Monroe. 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.
Diana Halenz - Treasurer
CPA, Diana M Halenz CPA LLC
Diana is a CPA and runs her own tax and accounting practice, which she established when she moved to Key Largo in 2014. Her clients, based in 8 states, include a mix of venture-funded startups, software development firms, and professional services firms. She has a bachelor's degree from Pacific Union College and will finish a Master's in Taxation from Villanova Law School in 2020. Diana is a daughter of missionary parents and grew up in several countries in southeast Asia including the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. She moved to the US at age 16 and continued to move multiple times in a 20-year career with Deloitte. In her spare time, Diana is found outside tending to her orchid collection, running, and scuba diving, and teaches scuba outside of tax season.
Diana joined the UWFK board in 2015 as a way to get involved in the community as a newly transplanted resident. She has found her service to be richly rewarding both in terms of the people served and the friendships she has developed with her fellow board members.
Douglas Helkenn - Community Impact Liaison / Secretary Senior Interior Designer, D'Asign Source
Douglas Helkenn is a 5th grade math teacher at Sigsbee Charter School. Formerly the senior interior designer and showroom manager for D’Asign Source in Marathon, he has an associate’s degree in business and a bachelor's in interior design. Douglas is a former Take Stock in Children mentor and currently is a member of the Key West Sunrise Rotary. Originally from South Dakota, Douglas lives in Key West with his partner, Steve, and their Chihuahua, Oliver.
Jana Caylor Business Developer
Jana Hill Caylor was born and raised in the Keys and has just returned to Key Largo with her husband, Dan, and their two Brittany pups, Sam Adams and Ryleigh. She is currently working as a Business Developer for several small and growing businesses and has a BS in Dental Hygiene. Jana has worked to protect the public as a Level 1 Investigator for the US Food and Drug Administration and as a
William Doxey Vice President, CenterState Bank of Florida
Bill Doxey is a Vice President Commercial Relationship Officer with CenterState 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 fo 18 years. Outside of his work with UWFK, 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 Key Largo and has two children, a son in Atlanta and a daughter in Ft. Lauderdale.
Mike Forster Owner, Mangrove Mike's Cafe and Catering Islamorada City Councilman
Mike Forster is the owner and operator of Mangrove Mike’s Café in Islamorada and also serves as Islamorada City Councilman. Originally from Virginia, Mike has been a part of the Keys community for many years, engaging in service projects county-wide. He currently serves on the boards of both the MARC House and Healthy Start Coalition and sponsors a hot meal at Burton Memorial Church once a month.
Brandi Horton Manager, Vacation Rentals, Freewheeler Realty
Originally from Texas City, Texas, Brandi Horton and her family moved to Florida in 1978, in search of blue skies, gorgeous water and spectacular sunsets. Brandi started working at Freewheeler Realty upon graduation and is now manager of the vacation rental department. Brandi is very active in the community. In the past several years she has served multiple roles in business, educational and community organizations.
Lynsey Saunders Communications and Community Relations Coordinator, Monroe County School District
Lynsey grew up in Key West, and is a graduate of the University of Florida and Columbia University, where she earned a master’s degree in arts and culture journalism. She currently works as the Communications and Community Relations Coordinator for the Monroe County School District.
Richard Tamborrino Publisher, The Citizen
Richard Tamborrino is the publisher of The Citizen. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and has spent 35 years working in the media. He serves on the Economic Affairs Committee in Key West and has supported United Way for 25 years. Richard currently lives in Marathon with his wife, Candy. They have three children together and four grandchildren.
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