Jacksonville, FL (February 10, 2022) – Scenic Jacksonville welcomed four new Board members and two Advisory Board members at the organization’s annual meeting on January 26, 2022.

“We are thrilled that such talented community leaders are joining the leadership team at Scenic Jacksonville to help us in our mission of preserving, protecting and enhancing the scenic character of our city,” said Susan Caven, president of the Board of Directors. “Each of them brings fresh perspectives and deep skill sets for the important work we do.”

The organization also announced the 2022 officers: Susan Caven, president; Alicia Grant, treasurer; Laura D’Alisera, secretary; Tom Larson, vice president; and Michael Kirwan, vice president.

New members to the Board of Directors

Caroline Brinton is a community volunteer and nonprofit consultant who volunteers with The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, the Women’s Board for Wolfson Children’s Hospital and is an active alumna of the Weaver Philanthropic Initiative (c/o 2010), an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. She is the daughter of Scenic Jacksonville’s founder, the late William “Bill” Brinton.

Clanzenetta “Mickee” Brown founded and serves as CEO of Special Project Partners, a research and planning consultancy firm. She has served as the Operations Director for the Chartrand Foundation and was study Director at Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI). She has volunteered for many non-profits like Theater Jacksonville; ElderSource Institute; the Eartha M.M. White Legacy Fund; Leadership Jacksonville; the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center.

Matthew Edelman is a CPA and retired partner in Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP accounting firm. He is Vice-President of Congregation Ahavath Chesed and has served as a board member of the Jacksonville Jewish Federation, the Association for Corporate Growth and the Finance Committee of United Way of Northeast Florida.

Mark Morley is founder and President of The Ohmega Group Consulting Engineers, providing electrical and structural engineering consulting services to aviation, commercial, government, and institutional markets. Mark spent 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an Avionics Mechanic and is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

New Advisory Board Members:

Stephanie Garry Garfunkel is the Director of Knowledge Management and Communications at Impact Florida, a statewide nonprofit working to advance great teaching in Florida public schools. After serving in the Peace Corps, she relocated to Jacksonville in 2018 as Director of Marketing & Communications at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. Stephanie holds a master’s degree in communication from Johns Hopkins University.

Fred Pope has announced his retirement from the City of Jacksonville where he has served as Project Manager and Landscape Architect for over thirty years. In addition to providing staff support for the Tree Commission, Pope has designed a number of city parks and streetscape projects.  He began his career in the private sector after graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture.