Embracing Our Differences has appointed the Hon. Judge Charles E. Williams as chair of its board of directors, Linda Poteat-Brown as vice-chair of the board and Nicolas Palacio as a STAR student board member.
Williams is a Circuit Court judge in the 12th Judicial Circuit, which includes Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. Poteat-Brown is the daughter of one of EOD’s founding members, Carol Poteat-Buchanan, who passed away in 2018, and vice-president of human resources at Easter Seals Southwest Florida. Palacio, an 11th-grade student at Riverview High School, is a member of The Boys & Girls Club’s STAR (Students Take Active Roles) Leadership Training program.
In addition to Williams, Poteat-Brown and Palacio, Embracing Our Differences' board includes Kaitlin Yelle, treasurer; Richard Bergman, secretary; and Dr. Christina de Guia, Nicolas Palacio, John Weber and Sarah Wertheimer.