Who We Are

Board of Directors

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L-R: Board Members Tony Jenkins, Vanessa Vazquez, Larry Aiello, David and Marleny, Carlton Lewis
and founding board member Matilda Martinez Garcia.

FICS is governed by a split termed board of 11 members who serve two years in staggered terms.  Our Board is diverse and we are always happy to hear you want to serve!  We strive to keep our board membership a minority board to match the communities we serve.  Here is our 2015-2017 Board Roster:

Chair, Tony Jenkins, Market President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Florida Blue)

Vice Chair, Vanessa Vazquez, New York Life

Larry Aiello, Comptroller

Carlton Lewis

Pablo Sierra

Alvin Wolfe, PhD (founding board member)

3 Vacant Seats to be filled in 2015 elections!  Interested?  Email us: fics@ficsinc.org


miss eliana

Ms. Eliana Agudelo (left) with Summer Program students and FICS volunteers

during a visit by Juan Espinoza of the Economic Progress Institute in Rhode Island, 7/15.

FICS' Town n Country parents and youth at the 2014 Veteran's Day Parade with Dr. Delbridge (11/14)

Our staff are the reason FICS is so effective.  Our model is to try to hire from the communities in which we are partnered; however, we are also constantly looking to change, evolve and take on new staff. 

Our current Dream Team members are (in alphabetical order):

Eliana Agudelo
Javier Benitez
Fignole Desir
Mercedes Fernandez (Office Manager/Program Assistant)
Kasandra Gonzalez
Danielo Lugo
Tatiana Mesa
Rosalia Vazquez

FICS' Prodigy Program's Dream Team of Instructors include (in alphabetical order):

Aldo "Shadowmonkey" Gamez, Breakdance
Manuel Garzon, Art
Freddy Montes, Drums and Guitar

FICS' Founder/President, Dr. Alayne Unterberger, is also Research Director.  Her email is: alayneu@ficsinc.org


We have bilingual English-Spanish positions! Interested?  Send a cover letter and resume, no phone calls!  Email us: fics@ficsinc.org

Alayne Unterberger,
Nov 6, 2015, 1:03 PM
Alayne Unterberger,
Nov 6, 2015, 1:03 PM