The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of the Bishop of Orlando, clergy and lay leaders. Representing many professional fields of expertise, our directors are leaders in their parishes and in their communities. We think of these pioneering men and women as “spiritual entrepreneurs” who possess a mind for business and a heart for the Lord. We are grateful for their leadership and for the many gifts they freely share for the sake of the Church.
Orlando L. Evora
St. James Cathedral, Orlando
As Co-Managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Orlando office, Orlando Evora has a wide-ranging experience in the acquisition, development, finance, disposition, entitlement, permitting and leasing of real property. His professional and community involvement includes membership in the Florida Bar, the Metro Orlando Economic Commission, and the Central Florida Partnership. Additionally, he currently sits on the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and served for ten years on the Saint James Advisory School Board.
Orlando received a B.A. in Business Administration at Rollins College and a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. In 2010 he was listed in Orlando Magazine as one of the best lawyers in Orlando and was twice named by the Orlando Business Journal as one of Central Florida’s ten most influential businessmen.
J. Thomas Chandler,
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Winter Park
Tom is President and Chief Executive Officer of SchenkelShultz Architecture, a leading design firm in the United States. He has spent his entire career with SchenkelShultz, joining the firm in 1979 and becoming a registered architect in 1982. Tom moved to Central Florida in 1983 to open the firm’s Orlando office. He is responsible for strategic leadership, community involvement and the oversight of firm operations. He has been instrumental in guiding the firm’s growth to a regional, award-winning architectural design practice.
SchenkelShultz’s business model focuses on the market sectors of education, aviation and community specific design initiatives. Tom has made significant contributions to educational efforts in Florida evidenced by the firm’s educational designs represented in 30 counties in Florida, as well as 19 Colleges and Universities throughout the State. With Tom’s leadership, SchenkelShultz has been ranked as one of the top Educational Design Firms in the Southeast, by ENR Southeast magazine for the past five years.
In the aviation market, the firm currently serves as the General Consultant for master planning and design for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. As such, Tom leads a team of design professionals that address terminal planning/design/construction, airfield planning and real estate development issues. The firm also maintains long term relationships at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida and with General Aviation focused Signature Flight Support.
Tom is a well-respected member of the Central Florida Community and has contributed substantially to its growth and development over the course of the last 36 years. He has served as the Vice Chairman of the Naval Training Center Committee’s Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board where he chaired the selection committee that chose the developer and master plan concept for Baldwin Park. He has also served as President of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Florida and the development of all 3 Orlando RMHC houses.
Under Tom’s leadership, SchenkelShultz has also completed 3 schools for UCP of Central Florida and 2 community and recreation facilities for the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida. Currently, the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis Family Boys & Girls Club is in design and will be an integral part of the West Lakes community.
SchenkelShultz is a recipient of the Nil Schweizer Community Service Award by the Orlando Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the firm’s contributions to the Central Florida Community.
John R. Kancilia
Our Lady of Lourdes, Melbourne
John Kancilia is currently a shareholder in the Melbourne office of the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and received a master’s degree in Business Administration from Butler University in 1975 and a law degree from the Delaware Law School of Widener University in 1980.
Since 1983, John has been a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Melbourne, where he serves as a Minister of Hospitality, a group leader for the “Why Catholic?” program and Chairman of the parish Finance Committee. Additionally, John served as a Chair of the Mary and Joseph Guild during the Alive in Christ Campaign at Our Lady of Lourdes. In the local community, John is currently a member of the Melbourne Kiwanis Club and serves on the Board of Directors of Florida Bank of Commerce.
John and his late wife, Frances, have two children, Robert and Elizabeth. John also has a daughter, Carrie Ann, from a previous marriage as well as two stepchildren, Yolanda Sihler and George T. Stubbs, Jr.
Kevin F. Bowler
Prince of Peace, Ormond Beach
Kevin F. Bowler is President of Daytona Beverages, LLC, distributors of Anheuser-Busch brands and other craft and micro products. Kevin assumed this role in 1995 when he left Anheuser-Busch, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Daytona Beach, Florida.
During his twenty-six year employment at Anheuser-Busch, Kevin served as President of Eagle Snacks, which at the time was the second largest snack food company in the United States. His involvement with Eagle Snacks began at its inception as an Anheuser-Busch Company, where his contributions resulted in the growth of over $500 million in sales.
Since moving to Daytona Beach, Kevin has held various offices of community groups including board member for the United Way of Volusia County, The Daytona Beach Chamber, Vice-Chair Business Development Partnership, The Mayor’s Task Force on Special Events, Civic Pride, and numerous other civic and charitable activities. In addition, he aids with the organization of the annual Michelob Ultra Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties, which has provided more than $1.5 million to their clubs.
Kevin received his undergraduate degree from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island and received his MBA from Hofstra University in New York.
Kevin and his wife, Jennifer Bowler, reside in Ormond Beach. He is fiercely proud of their seven children and two grandchildren.
James A. Croson
St. Patrick Catholic Church, Mount Dora
J.A. Croson L.L.C. is one of the premier plumbing and HVAC contractors in the State of Florida. This has been achieved through a commitment to quality and performance. Mr. James A. Croson from Columbus, Ohio founded J.A. CROSON COMPANY in 1959. He built the Company to be one of the largest mechanical contractors in the Midwest. In 1979, a Florida division was started, and in 1989, this division became a separate company, J.A. Croson of Florida. Today they are now known as J.A. Croson L.L.C., and are very proud of their 51-year legacy in the Plumbing and HVAC industry. Specializing in new construction of apartments, hotels, time-shares, and assisted living facilities, J.A. Croson L.L.C. has expanded from the Orlando area to most of the state of Florida, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.
Jim has seven children, twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is Chairman of the Board of J.A. Croson, L.L.C., a plumbing and mechanical company located in Sorrento, FL. He is very involved with many local organizations such as Rotary of Mount Dora, The Mount Dora Theater and Legatus, just to name a few. In his spare time, he enjoys billiards and fishing.
Church of the Resurrection, Lakeland, FL
Ron Henkelman was born in Chicago but, he grew up in Fort Lauderdale; he was one of 5 children, raised by his working class parents. Ron developed a good work ethic from his father, working with him at a very young age on the weekends laying tile and setting stone. Ron put himself through college and received his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida in 1980.
In 1993, with a young family in tow, Ron founded Henkelman Construction, Inc. Throughout the years, Henkelman Construction has gained an exceptional reputation and serves clients in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina; and Ron has been known to seal a deal on a handshake. Just this year, Ron started another company, Henkelman Tile & Stone. Never forgetting his roots, this company is providing tile and stone services throughout Florida.
Ron has always been involved in the community one way or another. He has been a member of the Knights of Columbus since he was eighteen, and has served on various boards including Hospice, VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly), Options for Women, Talbot House, and Kiwanis, and as chair on the Alive in Christ Campaign for Resurrection Catholic Church.
In 2004, Ron served on the Diocesan Policy Formation Task Force working on establishing new policies for Parish financing. In 2005 Ron served as a member of the Synod Preparatory Commission and then later, after the Synod was underway, on the Foundation Commission.
Ron is an avid scuba diver and loves to go lobstering. He is married to Celeste and has three grown children.
Eric A. Holm
St. Margaret Mary, Winter Park
Eric Holm is the owner of Metro Corral Partners, a 27-unit Golden Corral franchisee with operations in Florida and Georgia. As president, he actively manages the daily operations of Metro Corral, which is the largest Golden Corral franchisee in the country. Holm has been in the restaurant industry for over 30 years and has substantial experience in restaurant operations, marketing, and development. He began as a busboy at Sonny’s Bar-B-Q in Gainesville, FL and soon turned his creative energies toward concept development. In the 1980s, Holm participated in developing two restaurant concepts. In 1988, he opened his first Angel’s Diner and in 1994, he opened Bakely’s Restaurant and Bake Shop, both brands that he founded. In 1994, he sold the rights to Angel’s to Vicorp Restaurants, the publicly held owner of Village Inn and Baker’s Square restaurants. In 1998, Holm acquired eight Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurants in metro Atlanta. In 2000, six additional restaurants were added, with two more in 2001. Until the June 2006 divestiture of the Sonny’s restaurants, Holm was also the largest Sonny’s franchisee.
Metro Corral Partners was formed in 1993 and Eric Holm joined the four-unit company in 1996 to develop Golden Corrals in central Florida. Currently operating 27 restaurants, Metro Corral’s unit growth, spiked by acquisitions, has been steady. Average unit volumes in 2010 exceeded $5.0 million, far surpassing the system-wide average $3.2 million. Five of the 11 restaurants in Florida are located in high-traffic tourist areas and enjoy some of the highest sales in the Golden Corral system (three restaurants generated sales in excess of $7.0 million in 2010). In recognition of continuing excellence in his operations, Eric Holm has received the Franchisee of the Year by Golden Corral Corporation five times and was runner-up four other times. This award which is based upon sales dollars, sales increases over the prior year, and customer satisfaction feedback. On a national industry-wide level, Holm was named Franchisee Entrepreneur of the Year by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2006. Eric Holm maintains other business interests. These include several real estate properties and a restaurant in Daytona which opened in 2006 named Daytona Pig Stand. Holm also serves on the Board of Directors of Stonewood Grill and Peach Valley Café. He is personally involved in various community and civic activities, including the advisory boards of the Orlando Salvation Army, and logistics officer for Orange County and Florida Department of Law Enforcement. In 1992, Eric and Diane founded Helpings from the Heart Thanksgiving Feast.
Allan E. Keen
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Winter Park
Allan Enright Keen received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics from Rollins College, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins. In 2010, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD) degree was awarded to Keen at the College’s annual Commencement. He is the Chairman and CEO of The Keewin Real Property Company, a real estate development, investment, and Brokerage Company located in Winter Park, FL. Founded in 1978, Keewin had entitled, developed and/or marketed over 15,000 single-family and townhome residential lots, making the company the largest residential lot developer in Central Florida. In addition, the Company has represented numerous corporations and other clients in the acquisition of real estate, including acting as the exclusive real estate broker for the purchase of over 1,000 acres of land that is today Universal Studios Florida. Keen and Keewin have been involved in over $500 Million dollars of real estate transactions since the company’s formation.
Elected to the Rollins College Board of Trustees in 1989, Keen served as Chairman of the Rollins Board from 2006~2008, and continues to serve on the Board, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the College. In 2009, Keen was elected as a Founding Board Member of The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, Inc., and in 2010 Keen was elected Chairman of The Catholic Foundation. Governor Jeb Bush appointed Mr. Keen in 2001 to the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority Board of Directors, where he served as Chairman until January 2007. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of BankFIRST, an $800 million Winter Park-based community bank, and immediate past Chairman of the Winter Park Health Foundation Board of Trustees. Keen is also past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Valencia Community College, and a member of the Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida. Other Board memberships include RMT Woodworth, LLC (a heavy metal heat-treating company based in Detroit, MI), Enhanced Vehicle Applications, LLC (a GPS tracking device company for fleet trucks based in Green Bay, WI), BANKshares, Inc. (a bank holding company based in Winter Park, FL), and Plus One Solutions, Inc. (a service industry management company based in Oviedo, FL).
Keen was named one of Florida’s Five Outstanding Young Men by the Florida Jaycees in 1978, and honored as the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2002. In addition, Keen was featured in a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal in May 1986.
Mr. Keen is married and has two (2) daughters. He is a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park.
Most Precious Blood, Oviedo
Karen Monteleone is an accomplished higher education professional with extensive experience in board development, volunteer and event management, and alumni engagement. Karen began her higher education career at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni Association serving in several capacities, including membership program management, marketing, student development, and the oversight of alumni relations programs for three colleges. This experience led to her current role as the Director for Foundation Board Relations and Development, where she serves as a liaison between the UCF Foundation Board of Directors, the Foundation CEO, and all university boards and constituencies. Additionally, Karen works closely with the executive leadership of the UCF Foundation to develop fundraising strategies and stewardship programs for major and principal level donors.
Prior to UCF, Karen served as the affiliate marketing consultant for the Orlando Sentinel, where she developed and executed major marketing campaigns for the Sentinel’s affiliate partners to achieve goals on local and national fronts.
Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida. She is also a graduate of UCF’s Leadership Empowerment Program.
Very Reverend Ivan Olmo
St. Mary, Rockledge
Fr. Ivan Olmo was ordained a priest by Bishop John Noonan on May 25, 2013 at St. James Cathedral in Orlando. He is originally from New York and previously worked as a manager with AT&T for 23 years. He was involved in many parish ministries and in 2007 a conversation with a priest planted a seed in his heart that led to his vocation to the priesthood.
Fr. Olmo graduated with a master’s degree in theology from Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass., a seminary for men who receive their calling to the priesthood later in life. He also has an associate’s degree in accounting, a bachelor’s degree in business management and an MBA. He speaks Spanish fluently. Before being appointed parochial administrator of St. Mary Catholic Church in Rockledge, Fr. Olmo served as parochial vicar at Resurrection Catholic Church in Lakeland.
Very Reverend Stephen D. Parkes
Annunciation Catholic Church, Altamonte Springs
Fr. Stephen Parkes grew up in Massapequa, NY. He moved to Florida in 1983 and graduated from the University of South Florida in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing. After working in retail and banking, he entered St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL in 1992. Fr. Parkes was ordained for the Diocese of Orlando on May 23, 1998 and served his first assignment at Annunciation Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, FL. In April 2005 he became the Founding Pastor of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in Oviedo, FL. After an intense period of strategic planning and strong dedication to its mission, the parish grew to over 2000 families when moving into a Parish Life Center in April 2011. From August 2004 until May 2011, Fr. Parkes also served as Campus Minister at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
In June 2011, Fr. Parkes was assigned as Pastor of Annunciation Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, FL. The parish serves over 3800 registered families and includes Annunciation Catholic Academy (K-8) and Child Care Center. Fr. Parkes serves on the Board of the Catholic Foundation of Central Florida and as Dean of Central Deanery North for the Diocese of Orlando.
Holy Family Catholic Church, Winter Garden
Rick was born in Orlando, Florida and graduated from Florida State University in 1983 and went to work in the family business, Color Wheel Paints & Coatings. During his time there, the company grew from 2 stores to 38 stores and 10 dealers in 3 states. In 2006, Color Wheel was sold to PPI out of Denver, Colorado. Rick continued to run the company for PPI for 2 years. Currently, he is developing several industrial and commercial projects in Central Florida with his older brother Don as well as managing several family real estate projects.
Rick has also been involved in numerous charitable organizations over the years. He is a past board member of the Edgewood Children’s Ranch, past board member and President of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida and has been an active member of both Holy Family Catholic Church and St. James Church in Orlando.
Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and twin daughters, Lindsey & Ashley. He is an avid sports fan and loves most all outdoor activities.
Prince of Peace, Ormond Beach
Lori Tolland is a Registered Nurse at several ambulatory surgical centers and Hospice Care Center. Born in Maryland, she is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Maryland in Baltimore. After moving to Florida in 1989, Lori became involved in various community organizations, school-related boards, and fundraising activities.
Present community involvement includes: Planning Board in City of Ormond Beach, Leisure Services Activity Board, Friends of Recreation and Friends of the Performing Arts Secretary, and Jesus Clinic volunteer providing free health care.
As a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Lori serves on the bereavement committee, assists with baptisms, serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and led the “Christ Renews His Parish” retreat.
Lori previously served as Board Chair of Father Lopez Catholic High School and member of the Capital Campaign Board, Halifax Health Foundation Board, Embry Riddle Athletic Advisory Board, Fundraising Chair of Embry-Riddle Blue and Gold Gala, and Celebrate at Father Lopez.
Lori and her husband, Tim, moved to Florida in 1989. They live in Ormond Beach and enjoy their seven children, and five grandchildren. Lori plays tennis and gardens in her spare time.
J. Stephen Zepf
St. James Cathedral, Orlando
A graduate of Ball State University in Indiana, Steve Zepf retired as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions for Hughes Supply. He joined Hughes Supply in 1983 as Assistant to the President and was promoted in 1984 to CFO and Treasurer, where he was responsible for all facets of financial operations. During his tenure as CFO, he oversaw the growth of the company from $237 million in annual sales and 36 branch locations to approximately $4 billion in sales with over 400 locations. His accomplishments also include successful debt and equity financing, both public and private, and over 100 acquisitions totaling approximately $1.3 billion in sales volume.
With the support and encouragement of his wife, Lori and their three children – Brian, Nicholas and Jacob – Steve remains committed to serving the needs of the community. He has served as Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Central Florida and the University Club of Orlando, and he is the Past President of the Accounting Advisory Board for the University of Central Florida.
Victor A. Zollo
St. Margaret Mary, Winter Park
Victor Zollo is Co-Founder, Partner and Portfolio Manager for DePrince, Race & Zollo. He is responsible for marketing, portfolio management and client service for all investment disciplines of the firm. Previously, Mr. Zollo was a Director and Partner at SunBank Capital Management, responsible for marketing, sales and client service. He is a past Board Member of the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives. Mr. Zollo was recognized by his industry peers in 2004 when he was awarded the AIMSE Richard A. Lothrop Outstanding Achievement Award. Mr. Zollo is a Trustee of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He holds a B.A. in economics from Rollins College. Mr. Zollo has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Institutional Investor Institute.
DePrince, Race & Zollo, Inc., an investment management firm founded in 1995, is dedicated exclusively to the institutional arena with $5.9 billion in assets under management. The cornerstone of DePrince, Race & Zollo, Inc. is an investment philosophy, which is based on the belief that identifying undervalued stocks with above-average dividend yields and imminent fundamental catalysts provide the opportunity for superior total return with reduced volatility. Activity is important as funds are moved into new stocks, which have better risk/reward prospects. The firm’s competitive strengths are a well-defined buy/sell discipline, which have been successfully and consistently implemented for 21 years and conservative asset caps. The product offerings include Large-Cap Value, Small-Cap Value, Micro-Cap Value and International Value.