Board of Directors


Curry Ford West is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates based on the involvement of a completely volunteer board. Their efforts are supported by their one full-time paid staff member, the Executive Director. Generally, Board Presidents serve one year terms and new Executive Boards are voted in alongside them. 

EIN: 82-1751622 Learn More

If you'd like to get involved or learn more about serving on the Board, contact us to identify where your skills and passions are leading you. 

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Sarah Shoulak
Executive Director

Neighborhood Champion & Local Artist

Non-Voting Board Members

Headshots* provided by Celeste Vazquez Photography (* not all, but most)

Terry Goodin
Liaison to the Board

Neighborhood Resident & City of Orlando Economic Development Department Employee
October 2022 – September 2023

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Yuri Almonte
22 - 23 Board President

Neighborhood Resident & Owner, Real Estate by Yuri

Ryan Walker
22 - 23 Vice President

Neighborhood Resident, Lead Pastor & Elder at Crosspointe Downtown

Rett Polachek
22 - 23 Board Secretary

Neighborhood Champion & 4H Archery Instructor

Joe Chaildin
22 - 23 Board Treasurer

Engineer Program Manager at Lockheed Martin

Andrew Sesler
22 - 23 Board Vice Treasurer

Neighborhood Resident and Operations Manager at Liberty Mutual

Kathryn Smith
Organization Committee Chair

Neighborhood Champion & Owner, Due Diligence & Property Development

Nicole Schmitt
Promotions Committee Chair

Neighborhood Resident & Owner, Just Pie Orlando

Lindsay Kennedy
Design Committee Chair

Neighborhood Resident and Director of Process & Strategy at American Interiors

Claudia Ray
Economic Vitality Committee Co-Chair

Senior Planner and Urban Designer at GAI Consultants

Emilie Menendez
Economic Vitality Committee Co-Chair

 Neighborhood Resident & Employee of CVS Health

Susan Kelly
Board Member at Large

Neighborhood Champion & Owner, The Vintage Chair

Chris Thalasinos
Board Member at Large

Neighborhood Resident & Owner, RCT Services

Lisa Mercer
Board Member at Large

Neighborhood Champion & Director of Strategic Partnerships, Pulptown Orlando

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We’d love to welcome motivated individuals to our Board of Directors and look forward to growing this district because of generous volunteers like you. There’s a lot that goes unsaid, but we always want to start with, “Thank you.”

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