Our Board of Directors

Julie Kreafle (Board President)

Vice President for Hunger Relief – United Way of Palm Beach County Team

Julie has been a part of the United Way of Palm Beach County Team as Vice President for Hunger Relief since 2018. She is responsible for overseeing the Palm Beach County Hunger Relief Plan and its implementation. Prior to her role with United Way of Palm Beach County, Julie worked with Florida Impact to End Hunger, a statewide nonprofit whose mission is to end hunger and poverty, for nine years, working in Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.

Her career has included serving as the Director of Community Building and then Vice President of Community Impact at the United Way of Broward County. She has also worked for the Marketing and Communications Divisions of Florida Power & Light Company, Broward Health, and Walt Disney World Co. Julie studied abroad at the University of London and is a magna cum laude graduate of James Madison University.

She has served as a member of City of Weston Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, numerous Chambers of Commerce, Broward County Schools Advisory Council, and community organizations.

Ms. Kreafle has been married for 37 years to her husband, Jeff. They have three grown children; Charles, Caroline, and Johanna.

Rev. Dr. Sharon Austin

Director of Connectional & Justice Ministries | Florida United Methodist Church

Rev. Austin has served as the director of Connectional Ministries (DCM) for The Florida Conference of United Methodist Church (FLUMC) since 2013, with a new focus on Justice and Multicultural Ministries. Prior to her appointment as DCM, she served as the superintendent of the South Central District. Rev. Austin was the first woman and first cross-racial/cross-cultural appointment to all of the churches that she served in the Florida Conference. She earned her Ph.D. at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.

Reginald T. Burroughs III KStG

External Affairs Manager for Families Parks and Recreation | City of Orlando

When Reginald Burroughs III found success, instead of removing himself from the challenging neighborhood he grew up in, he returned to help. Burroughs – who grew up in West Orlando, is an accomplished graduate of Jones high school and Morehouse College. He earned a certificate in fundraising from Rollins College and is graduating with a certification in Public Policy Analysis and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. Currently, Burroughs serves as the External Affairs Manager for the City of Orlando. While there, he founded a youth socio-entrepreneurship program focused on alleviating food desert issues in Orlando called Black Bee Honey and built a pipeline of employment from low socioeconomic communities to some of Orlando’s thriving businesses. As a registered lobbyist, Burroughs has raised over $10M in the past four years to assist in evidence-based programming in nutrition, health, recidivism, and education throughout the state.

Lora Gilbert

Senior Director of Food & Nutrition Services | Retired From Orange County Public Schools

While working on her master’s degree at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Lora was part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture study to analyze the nutrient content in school meals. She has since continued working on child nutrition projects, serving as nutrition director/corporate nutritionist with Schwan’s Food Service between 1991 and 2001, where she was in charge of nutrition labeling. In 2003, Lora was hired at Orange County Public Schools, where she served as the Senior Director of Food & Nutrition Services. In 2011, she won the Silver Plate Award for Elementary and Secondary schools category.

Lucy Pride

Florida Conference President | 11th Episcopal District, AME Church

Lucy Pride has served as Program Supervisor for the Homeless Project at the Apalachee Center in Tallahassee for twenty years. She was the Florida Conference Women’s Missionary Society President for the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church from 2008 to 2016 during which time she oversaw more than 120 churches and local Missionary Societies. She has a Master’s degree in Education and was an elementary school teacher for eight years. Lucy has been a member of the AME church since birth, and brings to Florida Impact her passion for children and the elderly and a desire to help make a difference in the lives of children in Florida. She joined the Board in 2017.

Christie Moseley

Controller | Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Inc.

Christie has been in Finance/Accounting roles for over 10 years and is currently the Controller at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Inc.  Christie grew up in North Florida and has been in the Central Florida area for 25 years.  She brings to Florida Impact her varied accounting/finance experience in for profit and non-profit organizations.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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