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GTCDC Board of Directors

October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017


Chair Ellis Maduaka-Cain, Masters Architecture

Background:  Project Manager; Superintendent, Site Safety & Health Officer; Quality Control Manager, Construction Management.  Urban Planning, Architectural Design and renderings.  Local Businessowner.  Local Community Member.


Vice Chair Michele Godfrey, A.S. Marketing& Management

Background: Community First Credit Union- Branch Manager; oversees financial budget in excess of $40 Million; responsible for growth of the Northside Office.  City religious leader, overseer of  ministry leadership academy that facilitates several community initiatives.  Works in local business.


Secretary Cathy DuPont, B.S. Social Services

Background:   Gateway Community Services - Case Manager/Healthy Start; Program Supervisor.   Counsel and provide referrals; conduct residential visits to monitor quality of care; coordinate professional services and facilitate educational classes; motivate team members; analyze and oversee projects.  Works in local business.


Assistant Secretary   Lacretia Pinckney

Background:  City Of Jacksonville - Court Bailiff Officer.  Capacity to cultivate strategic relationships and build trust, while steering positive bottom-line results.  An innovative leader and people-focused; Client-Relationship Management; Dispute Resolution; Time Management.  Works in local business; future GTCDC local homeowner.


Treasurer Paul Gruenther, Florida Realtor, B.S. Accounting, MBA Finance

Background:  Senior Realtor - The Legends of Real Estate East Coast.  Local Homeowner, Entrepreneur and Community Investor.  40 years of professional business and community outreach experience.  Expertise in home reconstruction, youth mentoring, social media, project management, planning & budgeting and financial consulting.    Local community member. 


Advisor  Lt. Edward Johnson, B.S. Criminal Justice

Background: FL Department of Fin. Services, Div. of Ins. Fraud.  Supervises / Investigates Fraud Issue; Community Advocate; Youth Mentor, Human Rights Commission.


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