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Dominique Arrieux, Director of Quality Improvement
Dominique Arrieux brings almost 20 years of experience working with non-traditional educational organizations and afterschool providers. As the former director of an afterschool program and currently as Prime Time’s Director of Quality Improvement, Dominique was instrumental in convening the stakeholders who created Palm Beach County’s afterschool standards, its Quality Improvement System (QIS) and assessment process. She has presented at both national and local conferences sharing Prime Time’s experience in developing the QIS and the agency’s collaboration with research organizations that specialize in afterschool programming. Additionally, Dominique co-authored an article in the 2006 issue of New Directions for Youth Development entitled Improving Quality at the Point of Service. Prior to residing in Florida, Dominique worked in public broadcasting where she successfully promoted interactive learning through the use of video and technology to educators in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Andrew Calideen, Office Assistant and Receptionist
Andrew Calideen graduated in the fall of 2012 from Palm Beach State College with a Associates degree in business, he has been a member of ASPIRA since 2003. Andrew took one year of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has a passion for Marine Biology. He is focused on building great habits so that he can become more successful to achieve as much greatness as he aspires to.
Paola Cedeno, Community Resource Specialist
Paola came to Prime Time in May 2005. She holds an Associate Science Degree in Legal Studies from South University and has more than 16 years of administrative support experience in programs, marketing, sales, human resources and finance. Paola was employed with nonprofit organizations for more than 12 years. Prior to joining Prime Time, Paola worked at the Beacon Center at South Grade Elementary for more than four years. She was instrumental in developing a cheerleading squad and dance teams for kindergarten to middle school youth. Paola enjoyed dancing and creating routines for the children at the Beacon Center and watched the children’s confidence grow. She is a trainer for the SPARKS curriculum.
Teal Chance, Senior Quality Advisor
Teal came to Prime Time as a Quality Advisor in 2005. During her eight years as a certified teacher in the New Jersey Public School system she worked in special education, physical education, health and coaching. Upon moving to Florida, she was employed as a case manager with the Division of Juvenile Justice at a girls’ residential facility before moving to an afterschool setting, where she worked for two years at the Pahokee Beacon Center as the afterschool coordinator. Teal holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Salisbury University, Maryland in Physical Education and Health. She has also taken coursework in Special Education from Jersey City Tate College.
Nicole Edwards, Professional Development Manager
Prior to joining Prime Time, Nicole served as a counseling professional for a nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of at-risk teenage girls. Nicole has worked with youth in various settings throughout her career, and she possesses extensive professional practice in individual and group counseling as well as proficiency in the development and design of goal-centered education-based training and guidance. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she obtained both Master of Education (M.Ed) and Education Specialist (Ed.S) degrees in Counselor Education.
Patrick Freeland, Quality Advisor
Patrick Freeland has been working in the Palm Beach County nonprofit sector since moving to South Florida in 2000. He has served in various management, advisory, direct service, and administrative capacities; however, the core of his experience has been providing quality assurance, technical assistance, contract management and training to personnel working within multiple prevention/intervention based programs (such as afterschool, mentoring, family-centered, residential, case management, prenatal health, etc). Patrick attended Liberty University in Virginia where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Additionally, Patrick holds a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University and holds a National Youth Soccer License from U.S. Youth Soccer.
Jerry Frenz, CFO/COO
Jerry has more than 35 years experience in the accounting field with 15 years as the chief financial officer at various companies, including three nonprofit organizations. He is experienced in 501(c) (3) corporations and established several new accounting systems utilizing fund accounting. Jerry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He started his career in public accounting with one of the “Big 5” accounting firms and then worked in two multi-billion dollar companies in management positions in accounting, budgeting and strategic planning. Jerry is also a certified consultant and trainer. He has developed training materials and provided financial training to more than 100 nonprofit organizations. In 2008, Jerry was a finalist in the CFO Awards for the South Florida Business Journal in the South Florida tri-county areas.
Sandy Gonzalez, Human Resource Manager
Sandy brings more 20 years of experience in office administration and nearly ten years experience in her role as Human Resources Manager. Before joining Prime Time in November 2001, Sandy worked in the business sector for international companies in both Connecticut and Florida. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. At Prime Time, her responsibilities include all aspects of human resources administration procedures and documentation for the organization, and providing support to the executive director and staff. Sandy's human resources skills along with her desire to build strong relationships with staff, fostering communication, recognition and empowerment through responsibility and ownership of the organization, translate into a positive and professional experience for all who interact with Prime Time.
Katherine Gopie, Director of Professional Development
Katherine has been with Prime Time since 2004, working specifically on a comprehensive professional development system for afterschool practitioners in the county. Previously, she worked in afterschool programming with the School District of Palm Beach County for more than seven years, where she started her career in afterschool/youth development. Katherine is a Registry-approved trainer at the Master trainer level through Palm Beach State College and also serves as one of its adjunct professors. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida Atlantic University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Child Growth and Development. She also holds a Master of Science Degree from Nova Southeastern University in School Guidance and Counseling.
Tammy Greer, Director of Development & Marketing
Tammy has nearly 20 years of experience in grant writing, fundraising and resource development. Tammy also has experience in youth development and education/career advising as well as public relations and marketing. She has served on numerous boards and was a founding member of the Board of Directors for the JFK Medical Center Charter School. Tammy has taught courses, published numerous articles, and made presentations at national conferences on grant writing and grants management topics. Tammy is a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals and the Grant Professionals Association. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities with a concentration in English, Philosophy, and Communication and a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis on Nonprofit Management.
Suzette Harvey, Executive Director
Suzette joined Prime Time as the chief program officer in spring of 2006 and was selected by the board of directors to assume the leadership of the organization in fall of the same year. Under her leadership, Prime Time has expanded it serves to more afterschool practitioners, and children and youth and has forged more community partnerships with organization in and beyond Palm Beach County. Prior to joining Prime Time, she spent eight years in the field of philanthropy, making investments in positive youth development, community development, economic development, civic engagement and arts at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami. Suzette worked briefly at Mount Sinai Medical Center as a public relations specialist after more than 11 years with the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, directing its communications and public relations activities. She was also a staff writer at the South Florida Business Journal, covering emerging technology throughout the South Florida region. A native of New York, she was employed at Scholastic Inc. to help launch a new family magazine in the early 1980s focusing on using personal computers in the home. Prior to joining Scholastic, she was a vocational counselor for a youth employment program run by the New York City Mission Society. She was formerly a board member of the Donors Forum of South Florida, the Center on Nonprofit Effectiveness and the Old Dillard Museum. She served on the board of directors for the United Way of Palm Beach County for three years and is currently a member of its Impact Committee. Suzette currently serves on the Selection Committee of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council’s Muse Awards and is a panelist for the Pathfinders of Palm Beach/Martin Counties Scholarship Fund sponsored by The Palm Beach Post. She chairs Knight Foundation’s Palm Beach County Community Advisory Committee, which operates under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Additionally, Suzette has been a presenter at the National AfterSchool Association and Florida Afterschool Alliance conferences and has had her work published in national magazines. She participated in Nonprofits First’s Go Lead Luminaries, Class of 2009 leadership development program and currently sits on the agency’s Community Advisory Board. Recognized by Success South Florida magazine as one of South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals of 2008, she also participated in the University of Miami’s 2007 Senior Executive Leadership Initiative, Leadership Miami Class of 1989, and was a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Broward County for several years. Suzette graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Brown University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
Lisa Lindeman, Research and Evaluation Manager
Lisa has more than nine years of research experience in the social sciences. She earned her doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she conducted independent, experimental research for six years on the relationship between emotion and cognition with a focus on the development of abstract concepts and the feelings they evoke. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, where she spent one year assisting in research on group therapy for minority women with postraumatic stress. For two years prior to entering graduate school, she worked for a health organization in Washington, D.C., as a researcher, writer and editor, and before joining Prime Time, she conducted psychological evaluations of school-age children in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and performed substantive editing of books and materials for The Journey Program, which used story, myth, and metaphor to heal emotional disturbances in children and youth in local schools and homeless shelters.
Elisa Moro, Career Advisor
Prior to joining Prime Time, Elisa’s previous experiences included work in both the field of psychology and work with children. She has spent time working as a tutor for grades K-5, volunteering at elementary schools and volunteering for many years at a nursery. In addition, she was employed at an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility, crisis hotline and university counseling center. Elisa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Florida and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Katie M. Olavarria, Development & Marketing Coordinator
Katie joined Prime Time after working as a legal secretary for Ruden McCloskey, P.A. law firm for five years. Since joining Prime Time in 2010, Katie has assisted staff with all administrative needs and is main support for the Director of Development and Marketing. Currently she is enrolled at Palm Beach State College finishing her Associate’s in Arts Degree. She plans on continuing her education at Florida Atlantic University. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family.
Jaclyn Pagnotta, S.T.E.M. Professional Development Specialist
Jaclyn is the STEM Professional Development Specialist at Prime Time, Palm Beach County.She began working with Afterschool programming in 2005. She holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Florida State University in Psychology and Sociology (magna cum laude). She continued her education at Vanderbilt Universities’ Peabody College, to earn her Master’s degree with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. She is currently working on completing her doctorate in Educational Leadership. She is passionate about inspiring positive professional and personal growth. Jaclyn believes that education is the civil rights issue of our day and has dedicated her life’s talents to this mission.
Debra Rivera, Quality Advisor
Debra joined Prime Time as a Quality Advisor in 2007. She has more than 14 years of experience in afterschool programming. Prior to joining Prime Time, Debra was the Assistant Director for an afterschool program with the School District of Palm Beach County. Debra graduated from Florida Atlantic University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology. She is also fluent in Spanish.
Rhonda Rogers, Director of Community Engagement and Supports
Rhonda has more than 18 years of early care and education, and afterschool experience. Rhonda was the school-age program director at Florence Fuller Child Development Center for seven years and most recently was a contract manager for Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County for nine years. Rhonda possesses strong skills in strategic planning, the issuance and evaluation of requests for proposals, and the development and monitoring of contracts. Additionally, she has planned, developed, and coordinated services for children and youth that will ensure their successful transition to adulthood. Rhonda has carved out a specialty in training, providing technical assistance and fiscal oversight of programs, and continuous quality improvement. She is especially gifted in planning and implementing local and statewide conferences. Rhonda is a strong advocate for high quality services for vulnerable populations and demonstrates that in her role as a statewide representative of Florida After School Alliance, where she serves on the executive board, as the treasurer. Rhonda obtained a B.S. in Organizational Management (Cum Laude) from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a concentration in Human Resource Management.
Stacy Silverman, Quality Advisor
Stace previously worked as a training consultant for the Center for Youth Program Quality, an afterschool program assessor with Family Central, Inc., and as a course director and instructor with Outward Bound. He is a certified social worker whose professional career also includes working as a mental health caseworker and supervising out-of-school time programs in collaboration with school systems and juvenile justice programs. A native of Michigan, Stace holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and has traveled the country as an outdoor leadership instructor.
Lynn Stanavitch, Quality Advisor
Lynn was the executive director of an afterschool program prior to joining Prime Time as a quality advisor. Her nine years of experience in an afterschool setting included grant writing, the licensing process and the everyday operation of the program. She has also been active as a youth group leader for more than 15 years. Before working in the afterschool area, she was the branch office manager for a major brokerage firm, Foreign Institutional Sales. Lynn has studied at Pace University in New York and at the South Florida Center for Theological Studies in Miami.
Mary Swinford, Community Resource Manager
Mary joined Prime Time in March 2010. Mary’s background includes advertising and public relations. Mary’s experience in the non-profit sector includes ten years as Executive Director of the Delray Beach Historical Society. She was also a voice and drama teacher with the Young Actors’ Workshop at the Delray Beach Playhouse. Mary holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Marymount College, Magna cum Laude in Tarrytown, N.Y., with specialized studies at The Juilliard School and Georgetown University School of Languages & Linguistics.
Nicole Tarsia, Scholarship Coordinator
Nicole is a native of New Jersey. Nicole has several years of administrative experience, one and a half years of which she spent as special projects coordinator with the San Francisco Early Childhood Professional Development Project. Nicole has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature.
Kimberly Terranova, Operations Manager/Senior Bookkeeper
Kimberly joined Prime Time in 2005. Prior to joining Prime Time, Kimberly worked with local nonprofit organizations, where she utilized her skills in event planning and fund development. In addition to her responsibilities as operations manager and senior bookkeeper, she assists the executive director and supports the board of directors. Kimberly is a graduate of the Rising Leaders program, designed for managers to move to the next level of personal and collective effectiveness as nonprofit leaders in Palm Beach County. Rising Leaders equips participants to build more strategic organizations, form strong partnerships, and influence policy in education, health and human services.
Cedric Wallace, Budget Specialist
Cedric Wallace has over 30 years of experience in budgeting and forecasting, with 14 of those years working in the public sector, where he was introduced to fund accounting and grant management. He has been responsible for budgets in excess of 3.2 billion dollars. With a degree in accounting, Cedric’s understanding of generally accepted accounting principles will make him a valuable team member.