Suncoast EMMY® Awards

Board of Governors


Officers and Staff

Barbara Alfonso, President & Trustee, Vice President, TeleXitos (Telemundo Station Group), Miami
Frances Hernandez, 1st Vice President, Sr. Manager, Programming and Production Administration, South Florida PBS, Miami
Craig Stevens, 2nd Vice President, Anchor, WSVN-TV, Miami
John Mays, Trustee, Production Manager, WFOR/CBS4, Miami
Max Wyler, President, Accord Productions, Miami

Preston Rudie, Regional VP & Trustee – Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, CEO & Founder, Catalyst Communications Group, Tampa
Jeff Schlesser, Regional VP – Tallahassee, News Director, Gray Television, WWSB ABC7 Sarasota & Supporting WCTV Tallahassee

Angel Sepulveda, Regional VP – Orlando-Daytona Beach
Mari Carmen Serrano, Regional VP – Puerto Rico, Content Producer, Writer & Digital Strategist, Puerto Rico
Betsy Behrens, Treasurer, Retired Television Producer, Deerfield Beach

Karla MacDonald, Secretary, Suncoast Chapter Executive Director, Pembroke Pines
Stacey Panson, Suncoast Chapter Design Director, Stacey Panson Design, Ft. Lauderdale
Deviyani Panchal, Administrative Assistant, Pembroke Pines

Board of Governors

Sam Belilty, Vice President, News, TelevisaUnivision, Miami
Chris Cifatte
, News Anchor, WINK-TV, Ft. Myers

Alexa Elliott, Manager, Science & Environmental Content, South Florida PBS, Miami
Richard Engelhardt, Trustee & Producer, WPLG-TV, Pembroke Park
Claudia Keppinger, Marketing Projects Manager, American Welding Society
Mia Laurenzo, Producer, The SOFLO WEIRD SHOW, Miami

Adrian Mauceri, Chief Editor & Post Production Manager, WJAN-TV, Miami
A. Sheila Oretsky, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Miami
Gina Presson, UM Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism & Writing, University of Miami

Rocio Ramirez-Pellicer, Senior Producer, Univision Communications Inc., Miami
Dennis Scholl, President & CEO, Oolite Arts, Miami Beach
Susan Solano Vila, Trustee, Retired NBCUniversal / NBC 6 Telemundo 51, Miami

Committee Members

Omar Delgado, Educational Technology Specialist, Christopher Columbus High School, Miami
Victor Fernandez, Video Editor, PBS, Miami
Sandra Peebles, Anchor/Reporter, Univision 23, Miami
Sarah Serafini, Production Supervisor
Lauren Bonet, Intern/Social Media Specialist, University of Florida, Gainesville

Karla MacDonald
Executive Director
Phone: 954-322-3171