Suncoast EMMY® Awards

Board of Governors

Officers and Staff

Barbara Alfonso, President & Chapter Council, Retired Vice President, TeleXitos (Telemundo Station Group)
Frances Hernandez, 1st Vice President & Chapter Council, Director, Programming and Production Administration, South Florida PBS
Craig Stevens, 2nd Vice President, Anchor, WSVN-TV
John Mays, Treasurer, Production Manager, CBS Miami
Chris Cifatte, Secretary, News Anchor, WINK-TV, Ft. Myers
A. Shiela Oretsky, Ex-Officio Member, NATAS Suncoast Chapter, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Max Wyler, Sponsorship Committee, Owner and Lead Producer, Accord Productions, Miami
Richard Engelhardt, NATAS Suncoast Chapter Awards Co-Chair, Producer, WPLG-TV
Preston Rudie, NATAS Suncoast Chapter Rules & Regulations Committee, CEO & Founder, Catalyst Communications Group, Tampa
Karla MacDonald, Executive Director & Chapter Council, NATAS Suncoast Chapter
Ron Martin, CPA, P.A., Controller, NATAS Suncoast Chapter

Stacey Panson, Art Director, NATAS Suncoast Chapter
Deviyani Panchal, Administrator, NATAS Suncoast Chapter
Victor Hugo Fernandez, PBS NewsHour, Student Reporting Labs |  Director, Youth Media Program

Dennis Scholl, NATAS Suncoast Chapter Bylaws Committee, Retired, President and CEO, Oolite Arts
Lauren Bonet, Intern/Social Media Specialist, NATAS Suncoast Chapter

Regional Vice Presidents

Mary Blue, Regional VP – Louisiana, Retired, Professor of Television and Film
Channing Frampton, Regional VP – Tallahassee,  Executive Reporter, WTXL-TV
Miguelángel López, Regional VP – Orlando, VP of News, Telemundo 31-Orlando
Jordan Matich, Regional VP – West Palm Beach, Managing Editor, WPTV, Newschannel 5
Victor Montilla, Regional VP – Puerto Rico, EVP & COO of NAICOM Corp.
Jennifer Titus, Regional VP – Tampa, Investigative Reporter, 10TampaBay

Board of Governors

Frank Adelson, Editor, WTVJ NBC 6, Miami
Nicole Borrero,
Producer, South Florida PBS
Vanessa Espinel, News & Entertainment Producer, WPLG Local 10 News

Mia Laurenzo, Multimedia Producer, SideShow Charlie Productions, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
Sandra Peebles, Media Specialist/Image & Performance Consultant, Peebles Communications

Gina Presson,
Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Faculty Advisor PrimeTime, NewsBreak and CanesCast, University of Miami
Rocio Ramirez-Pellicer, Senior Manager, Promotions, Univision
Sarah Serafini, Head of Studio, BPD – Boca Raton, FL
Susan Solano Vila, Membership Benefits Chair, Retired VP of Creative Services & Community Relations, NBCUniversal / NBC 6 Telemundo 51
Alex Suarez, Manager II, Production, BECON-TV at Broward County Public Schools
Claudia Keppinger, Marketing Operations & Project Manager, American Welding Society

Karla MacDonald
Executive Director
Phone: 954-322-3171