Board and Staff


   Cindee LaCourse-Blum, Executive Director

Cindee LaCourse-Blum was hired by the Board of Directors in December  2007 to be the organization’s first Executive Director.  Cindee has been with the CLT of PBC since its inception as the Palm Beach County staff person charged with implementing the organization.  Cindee brings with her several years of experience working in the non-profit and public sectors in both Colorado and Florida specializing in affordable housing and community development.  Cindee received her B.A. at the University of Colorado at Denver and attended the University of Colorado's New Directions in Politics and Public Policy Graduate Program. 

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 Christina Hewitt, Housing Manager

Christina Hewitt joined the CLT in April of 2018, after managing a nonprofit homeownership incubator for the prior 4 years.  She is a cum laude graduate with a Bachelor’s of Arts from Wayne State University and certified by the NCHEC in Homeownership Counseling and Financial Capability.  Christina is a seasoned nonprofit professional with over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and governmental sectors.  Since 2007, she has worked in Palm Beach County to increase the individual financial knowledge of area residents, assist families with achieving homeownership, and to address the need for affordable homes for rent and ownership with multiple nonprofit organizations.  As part of her work, Christina designed and implemented the first nonprofit lease-purchase program in the County, was involved with the development of  100 homes for rent and ownership, designed financial literacy workshops, and assisted many persons with addressing their financial obstacles so they could purchase their first home.  As the Housing Manager, she will be working with potential homeowners, tenants and existing homeowners of the CLT as part of creating and maintaining quality affordable homes in the County.

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The Board is comprised of Lessee Representatives, who are nominated by Lessee Members; General  Representatives, who are nominated by General Members; and Organizational Representatives, who are nominated by the Board of Directors.  

Hazel Lucas, Esq., President - Florida Rural Legal Services
Timothy P. Wheat, Vice President -  Organizational Representative - Development/Real Estate Sector
Andrew Zeeman, Treasurer - Peninsular Electrical Distributers
Silvia Ricketts, Secretary - CLT Lessee Member

Dorothy Ellington, Vice President - Delray Beach Housing Authority
Shaquala Glasco, CLT Lessee Member
Tangenica Henry, CLT Lessee Member
Tammy McDonald  - Urban League of Palm Beach County
Carolyn Pelicieux, CLT Lessee Member
Derreck Penn, CLT Lessee Member
Shannon Ricketts - CLT Lessee Member
Sementha Santangelo, CLT General Member
Randy Wertepny - Keshavarz and Associates

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